Item No. 1950
Launched in 1960, the Accutron was the world's first fully electric watch and at the time 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.
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.
The Spaceview model, Bulova's Accutron watch without a dial, was never intended by Bulova to be sold; it was a salesman's demonstration watch and jeweler's display.
Here are some of the watch's special features:
* Originally guaranteed to be 99.9977% accurate on your wrist (not just in a laboratory)
* Durable and simple - its 12 moving parts don't require usual watch maintenance and repair
* It never needs winding - a remarkable feat fifty years ago
Today's offering showcases an original chapter-ring Spaceview in very pleasing condition. The chapter ring and hands are very nice. And the case is crisp and unpolished, just short of mint. Our watchmaker has installed a new signed Accutron crystal, new coil, and a new battery.
Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
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.