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Bulova Gold-Filled Accutron 214

A classic.


This is a very clean and simple Accutron 214 with a simple gold case, hands, and face. The gold hands and applied markers are a deeper gold and stand out nicely against the lighter gold dial. The face has a subtle radially textured pattern that shines beautifully in the light.

1964 Accutron 214

This model uses the world's first tuning fork movement, the 214, which was instroduced in 1960. The 214 movement is set using a dial on the back of the case rther than a conventional crown, which allows the watch case to be beautifully simple and uncluttered. These early 214 Accutrons tend to be coveted by collectors even though no 214 movements ever included a calendar or day/date mechanism.

An Accutron 214 currently sits on the surface of the moon, left there in 1969 by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, the crew of Apollo 11. Despite the success and popularity of the Accutron, it couldn't compete with quartz on the basis of low price and accuracy and ceased production in 1977.


Case: Very good.
This watch is in very good to excellent condition with only a few tiny marks on the case and case back.

Face / Hands: Very good
The face and hands are in very good condition. The only significant problem is a tiny crack / discoloration on the dial between the 8 and 9 o-clock markers.

Crystal: Excellent.
No visible scuffs or scratches.

Band / Bracelet: Very good.
The soft leather band is not original but matches the watch nicely and is in perfect condition.

Function / Accuracy: Excellent.
This watch is It's humming strongly and keeps excellent Accutron-quality time.