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1969 Bulova Accutron


The Watch

In the 1960s Bulova was the first brand to bring a tuning fork powered quartz movement to the mass market with a slogan of "The watch that hums." This slogan was powerful as the watch truly became known for it's constant hum, this was due ot he motor inside constantly working to provide a smooth sweep to the second hand. This is a very cool reference as it was made in 1969, only 9 years after it's invention! You get the core design elements with the iconic tuning fork logo, which is still prevalent on the crown too!

This is a very nice example of an early Accutron, it ticks a lot of boxes and hardcore collectors out there will certainly appreciate this piece. I suspect it won't last too long, don't hang about on this one!

Points of Mention

This watch comes with no box or paperwork. The watch is in overall good cosmetic condition. Patina developing to the dial, even throughout. The case is showing some signs of age, being gold plated some fading and scratches is expected for a watch of it's age. The movement is running and clean inside, though no service history is known.

Personal Note

Gold is becoming more and more my thing at the moment! It's a serious guilty pleasure and this is right up my street, the unusual case shape, the unusual finishing to the case, the depth of the dial! Ticks all the boxes for me, plus it's a bargain! Look, buy it before I talk myself into having another watch!

Bulova 218 D
Specific Age
Case Size
Case Thickness
Lug to Lug
Box & Papers
Case Material
Stainless Steel w/ Gold Plating
Service History
Unknown Service History.

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