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The Amazing Bulova Accutron "Click" to Login or Register 
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I personally have a very deep affection for the Amazing Bulova Accutron.

Here are three really interesting web-sites you're sure to enjoy...


http://www.elektron.demon.co.uk/accutron.html

http://members.iinet.net.au/~fotoplot/acc.htm

http://www.mybob.net

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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Posts: 10532 | Location: Northeastern Ohio in the USA | Registered: November 19, 2002
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Never saw a 218 Spaceview.

Very interesting.
Thanks for posting this Lindell.
 
Posts: 946 | Location: Geneva, Illinois in the U.S.A. | Registered: November 19, 2002
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...clean!, classy! and concise! are the three words that come to mind...thanks too Lindell for the link; I learned a lot about a great WW...Jim C
 
Posts: 875 | Location: Kingsville, Ontario, Canada | Registered: April 16, 2003
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I had a brand new 1975 model 214 Accutron when I was dating my wife. The only complaint she had was that the 'whistling' sound emitted by the watch tuning fork drove her nuts, so I traded it off. The Accutron's kept great time, but sure were quirky wrist watches. I was always afraid I was going to knock it against something and break the mechanism. It's the only watch I've ever owned that made me nervous when I was wearing it. (grins) Regards. Mark Cross

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Posts: 3654 | Location: Estill Springs, Tennessee, USA | Registered: December 02, 2002
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I sure have been wanting to get a nice SpaceView, great looking for a WW......

How hard is it to get parts for these watches? Are they hard to service?
 
Posts: 175 | Location: Claremore, Oklahoma USA | Registered: January 03, 2003
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A word to the wise...

If the energy cell is just once put in your Accutron the wrong way it will instantly take out the coils. Very expensive repairs! Always remember, the Accutron Tuning Fork Watches use the energy cell PLUS SIDE IN which is the opposite of most other battery powered watches. Remember this and be careful.

Now explore this topic: CLICK FOR: "ACCUTRON, BASIC TOOLS AND INFORMATION"

Very important information there to keep them humming!

Smile
 
Posts: 10532 | Location: Northeastern Ohio in the USA | Registered: November 19, 2002
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Is there any reliable, clear account of the development of electronic time-keeping in the 20th century, both technologically and from the manufacturing/watch company standpoint?

This seems a quite interesting subject.

Jessica
 
Posts: 836 | Location: New York, New York U.S.A. | Registered: September 06, 2003
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Interesting question Jessica,

Frankly I'm not aware of anything specific beyond the Accutron sites above and of course Rene Rondeau's works on the Hamilton Electric.

So far of a difinitive work I'm not aware of one.

Anyone else?

Lindell

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Posts: 10532 | Location: Northeastern Ohio in the USA | Registered: November 19, 2002
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I have a booklet titled "The history and Development of the Quartz Watch" by Benjamin Matz.

The price on it is $14.95 and it is a very comprehensive history covering nearly every aspect of electronic or battery driven watches.

Sherm
 
Posts: 8 | Location: Amherst, New Hampshire | Registered: April 26, 2005
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This is my Bulova Accutron given as a gift in 1967. it has an M7 date stamp on it. I love the watch, but can't sleep with it on, because the loud humming of the tuning fork keeps me awake :-). It still runs great; no idea of its present value.

Mason

Mason's 1967 Accutron
 
Posts: 88 | Location: Brunswick, Georgia in the USA | Registered: February 13, 2011
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