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Bulova Accutron - Astronaut

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Bulova’s electric Accutron movement occupies a special place in watchmaking history. It was not the first watch to replace a mainspring with a battery, but it was arguably the best. I’ve owned a couple of conventional electric movements from the pre-quartz era. They used a battery to power a balance wheel and spring that gave them the inherent inaccuracy of a mechanical movement with the added inconvenience of the occasional dead battery. Add to this a reputation for fragility and you begin to understand why they didn’t revolutionize the industry like the accurate and durable quartz movements ultimately did.

The Accutron, on the other hand, took a different approach, replacing the balance wheel with a battery-driven tuning fork. This unit, the 214, vibrates at 360 Hz. The result was highly accurate (within 1 second per day), durable, and silky smooth.

This model includes box, aftermarket strap and original Bulova leather strap

Ref: 11305
Movement: Bulova Tuning Fork GMT
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Original Leather Strap and Aftermarket Bracelet
Box and Papers: Both
Case Diameter: 38MM
Water Resistant: N/A
Glass: Plexiglass
Circa: Late 1960’s
Condition: 8/10

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