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COMING THIS FALL...IN HONOR OF 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ACCUTRON, BULOVA WILL BE RELEASING A LIMITED EDITION ACCUTRON SPACEVIEW 214 REPLICA WITH THE ORIGINAL ALPHA CASE...

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Bulova Corporation celebrates a revolutionary breakthrough in timekeeping technology introduced 50 years ago, Accutron, and presents a new groundbreaking timekeeping technology called Precisionist. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Accutron, Bulova is producing a Limited Edition replica of the original alpha case version of the Accutron Spaceview 214.

When Accutron debuted on October 25, 1960, it was the most accurate timing mechanism available and the first personal timekeeping advancement in 300 years. The world’s first electronic watch without springs or an escapement, it was operated by an electronically activated tuning fork – instead of ticking, it hummed.

“We are pleased to be celebrating this milestone, which has helped to define Bulova’s reputation for innovative technology” said Dennis W. Perry, President of Bulova Corporation. “Fifty years ago, our Accutron technology set a new standard of precision, which established its place in timekeeping history. Fifty years later, we are honoring that history with a stunning handmade replica of the original Spaceview design. We are confident Accutron enthusiasts will appreciate the design and value captured in this very special anniversary time piece.”

Design History
In 1960, Accutron changed the way the world told time by offering the most accurate timekeeping mechanism ever created. Advertising support for the original Accutron watch, with a traditional dial, described it as “the only timepiece guaranteed accurate on your wrist.” Created with a transparent dial, the original Spaceview model was not designed as a commercial watch, but rather as a selling aid for Bulova retailers. The technology was incorporated into the actual design and let retailers and potential buyers see the unusual tuning fork technology. Requests soon poured in for the company to make the transparent design available to consumers. The combination of design and technology helped people understand the remarkable difference and technological efficiency of Accutron versus other timepieces, and created its iconic status.

The Bulova Accutron limited edition Spaceview 214 recreates the landmark tuning fork technology. Each handmade replica will be presented in a specially designed wood and glass display case. The watch has a stainless steel case with a curved sapphire crystal and an alligator strap. Each watch will be inscribed with a limited edition number matched on the official plaque on the presentation case, identifying its place in the controlled production run of 1,000 pieces.

Accutron History
Bulova Accutron has an important place in history as an integral part of 46 missions of the U.S. space program. Before the technology was available commercially, NASA requested its use in the development of the United States’ greatest single engineering achievement, man’s first landing on the moon. With Accutron technology playing a key role in the missions leading up to the first manned lunar landing, on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin placed an Accutron timer in the moon’s Sea of Tranquility to control transmissions of data to earth. The Accutron logo became a symbol to the consumer of the accuracy of the watch and was later adopted as Bulova’s corporate logo.

Product Availability
The original Spaceview 214 is one of the most prized collectibles among watch enthusiasts. To celebrate the 50th anniversary, the Spaceview limited edition replica of only 1,000 pieces will be sold globally at a suggested retail price of $4,000 starting Fall 2010.

About Bulova
Founded in 1875, Bulova remains one of the world’s most recognized brands, reaching a wide range of consumers with its Bulova, Bulova Accutron, Caravelle by Bulova, Wittnauer and licensed Harley-Davidson®️ Timepieces by Bulova watches, Frank Lloyd Wright Collection®️ watches and clocks, and the award-winning Bulova Clocks. An independent subsidiary of Citizen Watch Company, Ltd. of Japan, Bulova is headquartered in Woodside, New York, with offices in Switzerland, Great Britain, Canada, Mexico and the Far East. Continuing to maintain its position at the forefront of the timekeeping industry, Bulova is committed to upholding an extraordinary legacy of excellence in design, style and technology as it expands to meet the needs of a diverse global audience.

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Very cool find. They certainly were an innovator back then. I'm sure that the reproductions will sell out quickly.

I wonder if that means that formerly hard to find parts will be more readily available for the vintage Tuning Fork 214s?
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VERY cool!

Crazy price...WOW!

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Anomaly wrote:
VERY cool!

Crazy price...WOW!

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Pretty cool! I didn't see anything about case size. I would hope they are a bit larger than the originals which were around 36-38mm. A bit pricey for me at any size.
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4 What???????
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Oh boy, is this COOL or what ?! 50TH Anniversary LE Accutron Spaceview 214...coming this fall 803574 50TH Anniversary LE Accutron Spaceview 214...coming this fall Icon_cool It looks alot
like the original, and that case is unbelievably awesome !
Seeing the inside if this watch, along with that neat
green dial is pretty special. Also like those dot markers
on the chapter ring. It's great when watch companies
redo versions of watches like this. However, I wish there
were more made available, or the price wasn't so high. 50TH Anniversary LE Accutron Spaceview 214...coming this fall Icon_eek
Still an AMAZING watch though !!! 50TH Anniversary LE Accutron Spaceview 214...coming this fall Icon_cheers

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The boys over at WUS HEQ forum are very interested in the Precisionist models for the innovative triple head tuning fork shape, giving a 10secs/Year accuracy rating....but only time will tell once the models are bought and tested haha!
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Accutron: this move is far too little and too late. I was witness to the launching of Accutron 50 years ago, with the promise of ACCUracy through elecTRONics (hence, ACCUTRON). As soon as the cheap quartz watches gobbled up their market space in the '70s, Accutron (and parent Bulova) pretty much just packed it in. The resurgence of the Accutron brand has no connection to the name or what it signified - - all its better watches are mechanical autos, not electronic in any way. May as well be called ACCUMECH.
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I'd grab one of these if I could, but at 4K I doubt it will be in my future.....
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