No turning fork cups and replaced with single coil Considered a ladies’ watch As you can see, there are many different models and sub-models. The and series watches are the only two ladies’ watches ever sold by Accutron. However, these watches are currently not as collectible as the men’s watches. This could change because these use a smaller tuning fork and have their own special features. If you are considering starting a collection of vintage watches, you might consider collecting Accutron watches as they are not difficult to find or in as high demand as other vintage watches. This could be your “edge” in the collector’s field. How to Date an Accutron Watch Sometimes it can be difficult to find out the date something was made because of different markings. The letters used include L, M and N.
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Hello and beautiful watch, I to love these accutrons up to 12 now. Just a word of warning on the movement. The tuning fork drive assembly is an extemely powerful little ratchet motor. It will drive the hands through almost any amount of dried oil and accumulated dirt. As such, the number one killer of these watches is an overheated coil over windings per coil so you can imagine how thin the wire is which then fries the wire in the coil.
Coils are going for 90 USD a piece and this is for a function used one. These coils are becoming rarer as time goes on as is a reputable repairer. My advice is to have the watch cleaned and oiled to prevent the burnt out coil problem. I usually see if I can get it running with a battery then remove the battery until the funds allow for a service.
Cheers Geoff Just picked up this in Toronto at a pawn shop for 60CDn, dropped in a new battery and up and running. Serviced the watch and relumed the hands. Removed an inscription on the back and refinished the case. All new gaskets, you should see the case back gasket.
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The Watch Snob is in. What are your thoughts on the Bulova Accutron? I was recently presented with a Spaceview purchased by my father in , and I will always treasure it as a reminder of him. I enjoy wearing it now that I have had it cleaned and returned to working order.
BULOVA VINTAGE Accutron Tuning Fork Cal Watch – EUR , This is a super, vintage, all steel Bulova Accutron Cal Tuning Fork watch dating to around It is in good, clean condition for its 40+ years as can be seen in the photos. The only thing of any significance to mention is the mark on the right hand side of the dial just below 3 towards the centre, which is perhaps.
In general, vintage fancy ladies watches the kind that are approximately the diameter of a U. As recently as a few years ago, these were bought and sold in bulk for only a few dollars each. They might sell for somewhat more at a jewelry store that stands behind the accuracy of the movement, but because the inventory of these watches is so large and demand is fairly small, prices for these watches remain much more modest than similar age men’s mechanical wristwatches.
Some valuation exceptions do apply. Certain brands of watches, such as Rolex, IWC, Blancpain, and other premium brands, are worth much more than common brands like Bulova. Ladies watches with sweep second hands, as opposed to fancy watches that just have hour and minute hands, are more desirable and are also worth somewhat more than average. Also, watches in solid gold, platinum, or silver cases–or watches with diamond chips or ornate cases–are also worth at least their"melt value” as scrap metal or have an independent value as fine jewelry.
All precious metal cases must be labeled; if they are not labeled on the outside of the back cover, they should have be marked on the inside of the back cover you’ll need to carefully take the movement out of its form-fitted case to see this. Be aware that"14k RGP” or"rolled gold plate” on the case means it is not solid gold.
Similarly, cases that are"warranted” for 10, 15, 20, or even 30 years are also gold-plate, not solid gold. Today, with the increase in gold prices, many people have been buying these watches to melt down the gold-plated or gold cases for their gold value, throwing out the watch movements and watch bands. This may have a long-term impact of raising the value of these watches in the long term, as this is decreasing the supply of available watches of this type it’s also frustrating to watch collectors to see the watch movements discarded, as these are valuable sources of replacement parts that are no longer made.
However, tens of thousands more likely hundreds of thousands of these watches exist in the United States alone, so there is little likelihood that these will become scarce in the immediate future.
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The very best you’ll find Below you will find an assortment of some of the best Accutron Spaceview and Accutron Astronaut watches available on the web. I’m damn proud of my repair and restoration capabilities, so I offer a one year warranty on all of my Accutrons, as if they were new. Of course you can find less expensive Accutron Spaceview and Accutron Astronaut watches on Ebay, and if you are lucky they might even work
Superb Bulova"Accutron” tuning fork movement, for men, dating from Original steel case of mm excluding signed crown situated at 16 o’clock and numbered screw back. White dial with silver-plated black line and luminous dot markers, stick hands, central second hand, logo at 12 o’clock and Bulova .
Details Established in New York City in , Bulova’s uncompromising pursuit of excellence has produced signature timepieces, renowned throughout the world for their superior quality and precision. Today, Bulova celebrates the past as it embraces the future with a distinctive, retro-modern design. Inspired by their famous Spaceview watch from the early ‘s, the Bulova Accutron II Collection features the Alpha — an updated version of one of the very first electronic watches! The Spaceview was a marvel of the time — the"dial-less” face revealed the inner mechanism of the tuning fork-based watch.
Though conceived as a training aid for retailers to learn how the new electronic watches worked, it proved so popular, Bulova decided to produce them for its discerning clientele. Now, enjoy that retro look or something a bit more traditional with cutting edge accuracy in our new timepieces featuring Bulova’s exclusive Ultra High Frequency Movement. Combining the smoothness of a mechanical watch with the accuracy of a unique, three prong quartz crystal, the proprietary quartz torsional resonator movement vibrates at , Hz, six times more than a standard quartz movement for exceptional precision!
And, the higher frequency movement powers a smoothly sweeping second hand, not the"ticking” type seen on most quartz watches. Stainless steel screw-back case, highly scratch-resistant mineral crystal, and super-luminescent hands and markers, the Accutron II Alpha , crowned with Bulova’s tuning fork logo, provides everything you want from a timepiece Alpha — Nothing interrupts the smooth lines of the Alpha’s distinctive shield shaped case, with a recessed crown and streamlined lugs.
Open skeletonized dial mounted on a leather strap with double-press deployant strap closure — a retro look that’s thoroughly modern. Gold Alpha on smooth Brown Leather Strap.
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The one on the left is the component coil I need. I put the tuning fork and coils back in. Next, the wheels go in. The danger of oil getting on the serrated edge is too high, so Bulova recommends not oiling those jewels. Bulova actually recommends oiling the index wheel pivots — I must have read that somewhere else.
So please go ahead and oil them on your Bulova. Careful about getting oil on the wheel itself, though. As the jewels are capped, they have to be oiled before the bridge goes in. The next step is a bit fiddly — aligning all the wheel pinions so the sit properly in their jewels. I use a small oiler to nudge them in.
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Why such a list? Sometimes the question of which models are the most rare or particularly desirable is asked by a new collector figuring out where to start, or by someone looking to buy a nice gift for an admirer of vintage watches. I’ve been in both positions, so here’s my best shot at being of some help to others similarly situated. Examples of almost all of these models can be found in my collection.
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I just joined up here because I picked up a SchmidtRubin K31 from a gun show this past weekend and I have a question about the rifle scope mount that is. The other K31 I will leave with the standard iron sights. Swiss K31 serial numbers and year of manufacture list. Here is a list of Serial numbers and dates of manufacture Not.
Hi all, It’s been a little slow on this forum so I thought I would post up my latest project. I bought and installed the Swiss products K31 mount.