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 was so advanced it had to be hidden from the Russians.
In the early 70's Bulova experimented for a short time with pairing their tuning fork movement that drove the hands with a quartz timekeeping module that regulated the watch's accuracy and labeled the watches as the Accuquartz line. The early watches in the line contained these hybrid movements.
Today's offering showcases this striking and slightly exotic solid gold Accuquartz that is in beautiful original condition acquired from the collection of note collector, Mack Davis. This would have been one of the high end Accurtron/Accuquartz offerings at the time and features the hybrid caliber 2242 movement. Photos of the inside available upon request.
It has its original Accutron band and buckle. Accompanying it are certificate, booklets, and both inner and outer boxes.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function.
Note that we have several other special Accutrons we are offering for sale from the Mack Davis colleciton. If you are an Accutron collector you don't want to miss them!
Accutrons were originally guaranteed to be 99.9977% accurate on your wrist (not just in a laboratory). The fact that they never needed to be wound, was astounding at the time and resulted in their sweeping popularity. In the early days of the Accuquartz Bulova mated a quartz timekeeping module to their tuning fork movement creating the Accuquartz and capitalizing on the popularity on the Accutron at a time when the quartz movement was beginning to take hold in the market.
Country of origin: U.S.A.
Year built: 1972 (N2)
Model: Accuquartz with tuning fork / quartz hybrid caliber 2242 movement
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Day, Quick-Setting Date
Designed for: Men
Case material: Solid 14K gold
Case markings (outside): J438813, 343
Case condition: Near mint with light wear - the beautiful original sunburst finish on the bezel is still mostly intact
Dimensions: 35.5mm in diameter (excluding the crown), 40mm long lug-tip-to-tip
Dial: Two-tone with texturing over most of it and gold baton indices, signed Bulova Accutron, a single diamond at 9, aperture for the day and date
Hands: Original, gold, batons
Band: Original, signed with Accutron logo and original signed buckle, excellent condition with fairly mild wear and cracking from age
Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: Yes, certificate, servicing and instruction booklets, and both inner and outer boxes.
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.