The Bulova Accutron Astronaut was one of the watches considered by NASA for their Apollo space program.  The movement did power some of the instrumentation in the cockpit.


From the serial number on the case back we can accurately date this watch to being made in 1965.


The 214H Accutron tuning fork movement, with GMT hand, is humming away nicely and the back set ‘crown’ is working well.  Most of these Astronaut models are the black dial, so the silver is a welcome change.  The GMT hand turns once every 24 hours, ideal in space if you don’t know if it is morning or night!  The bezel does turn, but it is very tight.  The coffin link bracelet has been lost over time, but the expanding mesh does suit well.  The dial does have a few marks – most noticeable is a scratch near the B of Bulova and a spot of discolourisation near five.  The lume plots have all faded to an even colour.  The stainless steel case is very good.

If the dial was better and the original bracelet retained this would be a £1,000+ watch.  This one is priced realistically for a working, wearable example that isn’t perfect but perfectly presentable.

This watch will be supplied with our Certificate of Authenticity.

Please see the HD video below for more detail.


Width with crown  37.9 mm

Width without crown  37.9 mm

Between lugs  17 mm

Lug to lug length  39.9 mm

Bracelet maximum length   185 mm approximately

Thickness  13.5 mm

All sizes are approximate


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