Accutron Spaceview (M6)

Bulova Accutron Spaceview - 1966 (M6)
Steel - Accutron system (see below)
Bulova 218 caliber - Freq 360Hz

Genuine transparent dial signed Accutron
White applied index & hands
Central seconds hand

Diameter: 35 mm.
Thickness: 13 mm.

Stainless steel back signed and numbered (J 50346 / M6*)

New black leather strap; steel buckle
+/- 23 cm. watch incl.

New battery (12/2018)

The watch present very light scratches on the case, less than usual… Glass is intact.
Fully serviced by a professional watchmaker in December 2018, it is in perfect working order and keeps perfectly time.

The Bulova Accutron Spaceview has been a very successful model in its time, and you can still find some on the market, however they still have success among collectors…

Bibliography:
Watch (History of the modern wrist watch) by Pieter Doensen
Editor Snoeck-Ducaju & Zoon
Reproduced page 115

Bulova’s "Accutron" watches, appeared in October 1960. The tuning fork was powered by a one transistor electronic oscillator circuit, so the Accutron qualifies as the first « electronic watch ».
Instead of the ticking sound made by mechanical watches, the Accutron had a faint, high pitch hum which came from the vibrating tuning fork. The Accutron was guaranteed to be accurate to 1 minute per month, or 2 seconds per day, considerably better than mechanical watches of the time.

* The date code: located on the back of the case, it consists of a letter followed by a number. The letter is the decade (M=1960s, N=1970s) and the number is the specific year within that decade.
In our case, M6 = 1966

Year: 1966

Price: 820 €

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