Bulova Accutron Railroad Approved in 10k gold filled c.1960's
- Movement: Bulova 214 electronically controlled tuning fork, 15 jewels
- Bezel: 10k Gold filled
- Case: Stainless steel case
- Case Width: approximately 34mm
- Case Length: approximately 40 mm
- Lug Width: 18 mm
- Thickness: 12.7mm
- Crystal: Acrylic (Can be polished if you'd like)
- Crown: Caseback crown
- Band: Authentic Bulova Kreisler gold filled band
- Year: 1960's
- Battery operated
The PERFECT watch for vintage enthusiasts! This watch is in perfect running order. We've replaced the battery, and it's keeping perfect time.
The best part about this watch is that fact that it hums! The sound of this watch keeping accurate time is just fascinating.
"The Accutron 214 revolutionized timepiece accuracy. While Hamilton figured out how to replace the mainspring, their electric watches did not solve any of the major problems with the regulation and accuracy of wristwatches. Bulova’s tuning fork approach not only replaced the mainspring, it replaced the balance. In place of the balance are tuning forks that oscillate at 360Hz. To put this in perspective, a high-beat watch, like the Longines Ultra-Chron oscillates at 5Hz. This very high rate combined with a 320-toothed index wheel makes for the most stable rates and smoothest running second hand on a wristwatch. The movement was accurate to within a minute a month (or +/- 2 seconds/day.) When running, the coils produce the characteristic “hum” that many Accutron enthusiasts are seduced by. This innovation was unfortunately short lived as the quartz watch came to mass market just a few years after the Accutron series. The look of these watches however remains one of beautiful electrical and horological engineering that fits as well on the wrist as it does as Sci-Fi prop." - AMBwatches.com