A nice example of the Accutron electronic watch. This is not a quartz watch, but instead uses a tuning fork to regulate the time. This technology was fazed out for the cheaper quartz. Commonly known as hummers, as you can hear the tuning fork resonating if you hold the watch to your ear. If you want to know more about electric watches, please visit this website.
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
From the serial number on the caseback we can accurately date this watch to 1973.
The watch is in very good shape. The case shows little or no signs of wear on the 20 micron gold plate, and the original bracelet is similar. Only the clasp and the links behind the clasp show small signs of over 40 years of use. The in house Bulova 2302 movement hums away nicely, and these electric watches have the most wonderfully smooth sweep to the second hand. The dial and hands show no signs of damage, even under a 10x loupe, and having the original Bulova crown with the tuning fork logo is a nice feature too. The bracelet is a generous size, so should fit most wrists. It is shown on the photos that the dial can appear lighter or darker, depending on the light source – this is not fault, but just how the dial is designed to reflect light.
Approximately 28.5 mm wide including the signed crown, 11.0 mm thick. The bracelet will fit a maximum wrist size of approximately 186 mm.
£69 including 1 months guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses.
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