Launched in 1960, the Accutron at the time was the world's first fully electric watch and the most accurate timekeeping mechanism ever devised. They are remarkable watches with a fascinating story - the tuning fork technology was originally developed for NASA because of its accuracy and had to be hidden from the Russians.
The Accutron was so accurate that the U.S. government asked Bulova to delay the release of the cutting edge movement for fear the technology may fall into the hands of the Russians. An Accutron watch movement sits on the moon's Sea of Tranquility today, in an instrument placed there in 1969 by Apollo 11 astronauts.
Today's offering features this rare and very cool Accutron Deep sea in a diver's case with elapsed time bezel. It is a great looking and exotic example of an Accutron. It is fully original down to the dial, bakelite bezel, all hands, and original crown. We installed a brand new correct style crystal and will include the watches original crystal with the auction.
Here are some of the watch's features:
- Uncommon and desirable so-called "Deep Six" model with revolving bakelite elapsed time bezel
- Originally guaranteed to be 99.9977% accurate on your wrist (not just in a laboratory)
- Quick-setting date function
- Easy to read luminous dial
- It never needs winding - a remarkable feat fifty years ago
- Full size 40mm Deep Sea divers style screw back case
Our watchmaker has just performed any needed servicing and has installed a new new battery. Accompanying the watch is its original Accutron box/display case. Included with the purchase is a one-year warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
This a rare and exotic watch with a legendary movement available for under $1,000.
Country of origin: U.S.A.
Serial no.: 160,802
Year built: c. 1970
Model: Ref. 702-1
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Elapsed Time, Sweep Seconds, Quick-Setting Date
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case condition: Excellent unpolished condition
Dimensions: 40mm in diameter (excluding the crown), 45mm long lug-tip-to-tip
Dial: Mint original condition with pleasing even toning of the luminous
Hands: Original, luminous steel baton and broad arrow with original white and red-tipped seconds
Band: Handcrafted leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new
Crystal type: Acrylic, mint condition
Servicing: Our watchmaker has just performed any needed servicing and has installed a new new battery.
Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.