9,3 / 10
Rare model T
This watch is a fantastic example of Accutron Spaceview “T” in stainless steel from 1971, presented with an original leather Accutron strap, in excellent condition.
All its parts are conform.
The watch has been serviced and works properly.
About the model
The Bulova Accutron was the world’s first fully electronic watch. Presented at the World’s Watchmaking Fair in Basel, Switzerland (later called Baselworld) in 1960, the watch incorporated a revolutionary new technology that utilized a 360-Herz tuning fork, powered by a one-transistor electronic oscillator, to drive the timekeeping functions rather than a traditional balance wheel. This technology ensured an oscillation rate of 360 times per second — nearly 150 times faster than that of a mechanical, balance-wheel-driven timepiece — and guaranteed an accuracy to just one minute per month. The Accutron was distinguished by its telltale humming instead of ticking, a sound generated by the vibrating tuning fork.
The first Accutron model, called Spaceview 214 and featuring its famous open dial showing off the high-tech movement, also deviated from traditional wristwatch design with its lack of setting stem and crown on the side of the watch: these elements were instead placed on the back of the case.
During the years, Bulova has produced numerous versions of its emblematic Spaceview model, with many different shapes, sizes, in stainless steel, solid gold or gold filled cases.