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I am selling a few pieces from my personal collection. For your consideration is a vintage 1967 All black bezel, Swiss Accutron Astronaut GMT with JB Champion bracelet. The watch is in excellent condition and has been fully serviced by Bob Piker (mybob.net) an Accutron specialist that Bulova refers their vintage customers to. The movement has been phased to run on a modern battery, and keeps excellent time. The essentially means adjusting the movement to work with a new battery vs. mercury battery. No changes or modifications to the movement, aside from adjustments and timing by a skilled professional.
Bulova’s "Accutron" watches, appeared in October 1960. The tuning fork was powered by a one transistor electronic oscillator circuit. Instead of the ticking sound made by mechanical watches, the Accutron has a faint, high pitch hum which came from the vibrating tuning fork. The Accutron was guaranteed to be accurate to a minute per month, or 2 seconds per day, considerably better than mechanical watches of the time and was used by NASA in the X-15 program.
Bulova Accutron Astronaut GMT - M7 - 1967
Steel - Accutron system (see below)
Bulova 214 caliber - Freq 360Hz
Genuine black dial signed Bulova Accutron Astronaut
Diameter: 38 mm.
Thickness: 14 mm.
No crown (time setting on the back of the watch)
Bi-directional acrylic bezel in in excellent shape. There is one small split at 9 hash-mark that is almost unnoticeable.
Stainless steel back numbered (57216 / M7*)
REDUCED to $875 plus shipping based on location with full insurance and tracking. Please message me with interest or questions. firstname.lastname@example.org