Bulova Accutron Spaceview - 1970 (N0)
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 (A 76428 / N0*)
New black leather strap; steel buckle
+/- 23 cm. watch incl.
New battery (05/2019)
The watch is in very good condition (!)
Glass is intact.
Fully serviced by a professional watchmaker in May 2019, it is in perfect working order and keeps perfectly time.
Watch (History of the modern wrist watch) by Pieter Doensen
Editor Snoeck-Ducaju & Zoon - 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, N0 = 1970
Price: 820 €