Accutron Spaceview

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Accutron_spaceview_214The Accutron Space view still works even after more than 50 years have passed. It was a time when the quartz movement was not yet invented. The fork movement utilized by the Spaceview model was regarded to be the most accurate time telling movement. The fork movement is something which is between mechanical and electronic. Are they re-releasing any of these models again? We do not know for sure! but the one surviving the test of times are true pieces of collection working great. A year ago, it was in the news that they will produce a limited edition replica of (1000 pieces) of the Spaceview 214. This is to commemorate its 50th anniversary.

The Spaceview watches were regarded to be the most accurate of the time. It has also been noted that the maximum error in a month time was around 1 minute. If that is compared to the modern day mechanical watch, it is still a better performance.

Can it be Restored?
Just like any other designer watch restoration (Rolex, Omega, Breitling etc) this is highly worth to restore. Several watch collectors and enthusiasts have restored them and worn them. People have really admired them.



Models and Designs

18k Gold
14k Gold Floppy Football
18k Gold 218 Spaceview
10k Gold
14k Gold
Gold Filled GILT Movement
Cushion Alpha

History of the Bulova Accutron  Spaceview

The designers at Bulova wanted to create a style and design which could eliminate the dial to make the tuning fork movement and the inside green circuitry visible. In order to achieve that, the craftsmen skillfully created imprinted dial markings on plastic crystals. The original purpose of exposing the movement and green circuitry was to advertise the mechanism of the watch and show to the public the working of the tuning fork movement. The journey started towards the end of 1959 and and almost a year later, in October 1960, the Bulova Accutron Spaceview was introduced.

Why was it named Spaceview?
The name was given to the watch to serve two ends. One to link the development of the technology to the US space program and and second, because it created a space to see the inside mechanism.

Although, the model was not intended to be for sale and was released only a display item, public showed an immense interest in the product and dealers were willing to sell the displayed items.

Items Related the Model

  1. Rare 1969 Vintage  in Stainless Steel £99.99
  2. WATCH SERVICE REPAIR MANUAL spaceview £6.41 T £690.00
  3. HANZ BIG CUSHION 1967 AWESOME GOLDF  214 BULOVA  ORIGINAL NICE £299.00
  4. HANZ 1970 14K BEZEL AWESOME  214 BULOVA  TUNINGFORK STIMMGABEL £299.00
  5. Accutron 1964 10ct gold ORIGINAL BRACELET GREAT CONDITION £440.00
  6. 214 ASSYMETRIC  TUNING FORK WATCH STAINLESS STEEL £275.00
  7. 2010  LE Large Alligator Strap Watch limited £2,577.01
  8. 26Y214 50th ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION  SOLD OUT £2,577.01
  9. HANZ 1966 stainless  214 BULOVA  TUNING FORK STIMM GABEL RUNNING £269.00
  10. M7 1967  ORIGINAL CHAPTER RING 10KF  strap restored £331.87
  11. 214 ASSYMETRIC  S S CASE 14KT SOLID GOLD BEZEL RING £295.00
  12. N3 1973  ORIGINAL CHAPTER RING Gen  Strap Excellent Conditon £331.87
  13. Black Lizard Strap GF Signed Buckle £16.10
  14. Large Tonneau Shaped Gold Plated  214 N4 1974 40x37mm £447.87
  15. II New In box  21 Collectors Piece 577 £966.62
  16. by Bulova  II Auto Quartz Steel Mens Watch Blue Dial 26B04 £190.10
  17. SWISS 214 CHAPTER RING  STAINLESS STEEL £295.00
  18. Crystal 454 2AWS 301 mm £9.51
  19. Crystal 214 290mm 1277SL £8.86
  20. Bulova Accutron Spaceview Crystal reference 1270 AWS 327 mm £9.51
  21. Spaceview 214 MR401 dial spacer new £4.19
  22. 214  WATCH 1969 STAINLESS STEEL £250.00
  23. 1963 spaceview  401 403 508 4 watch photo vintage print ad £6.44
  24. 1973  Deep Sea Astronaut etc 9 watch photo print ad £6.44
  25. 1964  watch photo vintage print ad £6.44
  26. 1961 Bulova accutron spaceview 521 square watch  photo vintage print ad £6.44
  27. 214H  WATCH 1967 STAINLESS STEEL £67.00
  28. 1961  watch woman photo ad £6.44
  29. 1963  watch purchased for all X 15 pilots ad £6.44
  30. 1965  H watch photo print ad £5.47
  31. 1962  542 209 watch photos ad £5.47
  32. 1968  I watch photo print ad £5.47
  33. 1960  Asymmetrical  w 14k Accents Lizard Band Orig Buckle £177.21
  34. 1963  watch illustrated ad £6.44
  35. 1972  T watch photo vintage print ad £6.44
  36. NOS Bulova  218  Bridge Pt 2181 571 £38.63
  37. 1964  by Bulova  Model H Mens Watch Large Ad 360 Equal Parts £4.09
  38. 40th ANNIVERSARY BULOVA  21  COMPLETE SET IN BOX MUST SEE £447.87
  39. 1960s Vintage  Watch Print Ad £6.44
  40. 1960s Bulova  542 209  Watch Ad £6.12
  41. 1964  Watch Tuning Fork Ad £8.37
  42. Original Print Ad 1961  Watch It doesnt tick it hums £6.44

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