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Posted 4 years ago

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blacky1976
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Bought in late 60's or early 70's by my Dad... not 100% sure
Solid Gold
Was working perfectly but has been in the shoe box for a number of years so needs some tlc
Now living in Switzerland so wondering if I should have the watch experts restore it....

Any help to understand what model it is, if its worth restoring, etc would be of great help ....

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  1. brunorob brunorob, 4 years ago
    Your Accutron was manufactured in 1969. Look on the back of the watch. The m9 is a date stamp. M9=1969. Complete Price guide to Watches lists most of that era's Accutron's at around $250.00 to $350.00. A low estimate in my opinion. Do a ebay search for a 1969 Accutron to see what they are actually selling for. If the watch is still running I would take it to a watchmaker. Probably needs a new battery and some adjusting. Well worth the price of that to keep a historical watch running.

    Bob
  2. Lance, 4 years ago
    Bulova made several series of Accutron. The most appreciated are the "214" series that can be easily identified by the C-lift on the back for setting, and the coin-slot battery hatch on the back. They do not function as truly water-proof, although the earliest models were so marked. As with any electronics of the mid-20th century, problems may arise. They were certainly among the most accurate timepieces of their era, but not as durable or reliable as some other Bulova models.
  3. Lance, 4 years ago
    As for "solid" gold, we assume you mean both bezel and back are plated. The base structure isn't gold, as that would not be the strongest material for a reliable watch body.

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