1973 Bulova Accutron Astronaut Mark II Retro Mens GMT Watch, 10K Gold-Filled - Near New-Old-Stock


Item No. AB 5

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 showcases this uncommon, striking, and slightly exotic Accutron Astronaut Mark II in true like NOS original condition. We acquired it from the collection of noted collector, Mack Davis. It is a seldom seen Astronaut model with large "disco volante" type asymmetrical case. It also has a second hour hand for dual time zone capability.

It has its original Accutron band and buckle. It the band shows very slight signs of ever being worn and the case has slight marks near the bottom of the bezel. Otherwise it is like new-old-stock. It is a very rare time capsule type piece!

We had the movement fully serviced and the coil replaced by one of the leading Accutron experts in the U.S. Other than servicing the movement, it is untouched.

Included with the purchase is a 90-day 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 collection. If you are an Accutron collector you don't want to miss them.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.

Bulova Accutron:
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.

  • Manufacturer: Bulova
  • Country of origin: U.S.A.
  • Year built: 1973 (N3)
  • Model: Accutron
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, 2nd Time Zone, Quick-Setting Date
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 10K gold-filled (rolled gold plate)
  • Case markings (outside): F168395
  • Case condition: Near NOS - just short new-old-stock / perfect mint with light marks on the bottom of the bezel.
  • Dimensions: 39mm in diameter (excluding the crown), 40mm long lug-tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Brown/gold vignette, mixed gold baton and Arabic indices, signed Bulova Accutron, outer minutes/seconds track aperture for the date
  • Hands: Original, gold, batons
  • Band: Original, signed with Accutron logo and original buckle, just short of mint condition - lightly worn
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, mint condition
  • Servicing: We have had the movement fully serviced and the coil replaced by one of the leading Accutron experts in the U.S.
  • Warranty: 90-day international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com 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.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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