Vintage Accutron Wristwatches

From 1960 to 1977, the Accutron was the most advanced wristwatch made by Bulova. Though not the first electric wristwatch—Elgin and Hamilton got there first in 1952—the Accutron was a breakthrough nonetheless. Designed by Max Hetzel and then refined by William Bennett, its chief innovation was a small metal tuning fork powered by a one-transistor electronic circuit manufactured by Raytheon. The fork’s 360-hertz vibrations drove a mechanical...Continue Reading