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Date/Report Number …..070113.LWWBPW Item GOLD PLATE BEZEL 10K ROLLED GOLD CASE BACK BULOVA MASONIC ACCUTRON

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Description of item: VINTAGE 1971 18K YELLOW GOLD PLATE BEZEL 10K ROLLED GOLD CASE BACK BULOVA MASONIC ACCUTRON AND 2 PIECE GOLD PLATED AND STAINLESS STEEL QUICK ADJUSTMENT BRACELET

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $695.00


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VINTAGE
1971
18K YELLOW GOLD PLATE BEZEL
10K ROLLED GOLD CASE BACK
BULOVA
MASONIC
ACCUTRON

AND

2 PIECE
GOLD PLATED
AND
STAINLESS STEEL
QUICK ADJUSTMENT
BRACELET

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In 1960 Bulova's introduced the "Accutron" watch.
The "Accutron" watch operated utilizing a 360 hertz tuning fork to drive a mechanical gear train to turn the hands. The tuning fork was powered by a one-transistor electronic oscillator circuit, so the Accutron qualifies as the first "Electronic watch". The accutron produced a faint, high pitch hum which came from the vibrating tuning fork instead of ticking.

The ability to legitimately claim the Accutron as the most precise wristwatch in existence was a tremendous boon for the company from 1960 to 1969 they dominated the market. In 1969 Seiko introduced the first quartz watch titled the Astron. By late 1970, Seiko was  mass producing quartz movement watches at less cost than the Accutron yet as precise as an Accutron. Bulova would produce the Accutron for 17 years.


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DIAL SIGNED

ACCUTRON

WITH

METALLIC GOLD DIAL
DARK GREY CHAPTER RING
WITH
GOLD MARKERS INSET WITH BLACK
OUTER BLACK SECONDS & MINUTES CHAPTER
RED HOUR/MINUTE/SECONDS MARKERS

10 KARAT GOLD BLUE INLAY MASONS LOGO

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GOLD AND DARK GREY DIAL
GOLD & BLACK HOUR/MINUTE HANDS
GOLD AND BLACK AND RED MARKERS
RED SWEEP SECONDS HAND

 

ARE
MINTY

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18KT ELECTRONIC GOLD PLATED BEZEL

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ORIGINAL NEAR MINT
DIAL/HANDS/MARKERS
BRACELET

98%
BEZEL/CASE

89%

CASE BACK HAS SCRATCHES

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MARKS LIKE THE ONE ON CASE NEAR CRYSTAL BY
NUMBER 2 MARKER SIMPLY COULD NOT BE REMOVED W/O RE-FINISHING CASE. THIS ACCUTRON IS IN SUCH
GREAT CONDITION WE DECIDED TO KEEP IT AS IT
IN TOTAL ORIGINAL CONDITION

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NEW CRYSTAL
ACCUTRON SIGNED CROWN

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NOTE ANOTHER TINY MARK
ON CASE NEAR CRYSTAL
ABOVE THE 9 MARKER

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NOTICE THE BRACELET
GOLD MATCHES THE CASE

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AND NOW FOR THE
MATCHING
AWESOME
STUNNING

ADJUSTABLE BRACELET

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TWO TONE
IN
STAINLESS STEEL
AND
GOLD PLATE

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THERE ARE NO REQUIREMENTS
OF
REMOVING LINKS
WHEN
SIZING THIS BEAUTY

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THE STEEL FOLD OVER CLASP IS THE KEY

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1- LIFT CLASP UP

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2- BRACELET END SLIPS OUT


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3- LIFT THE SECOND INTERNAL LOCK CLASP

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4- MOVE THE CLASP

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5- TO ADJUST THE BRACELET SIZE

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EXTRA BAND SLIPS THROUGH CLASP

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THE IMPORTANT PART IS THE
18KT GOLD FINISHED CASE
AFTER 42 YEARS IT IS STILL STUNNING
AND
MATCHES THE BRACELET

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CASE BACK IS SIGNED

RIGHT
"18K HEAVY GOLD ELECTROPLATE BEZEL"

LEFT
"10KT ROLLED GOLD PLATE CASE BACK"
A PLATE OF GOLD WELDED TO BASE
ROLLED THROUGH MIL
THEN STAMPED OUT

BOTTOM
E82607

TOP
BULOVA
N1
[1971]

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CASE IS ORIGINAL
NO RE-PLATING
LIGHT BUFF ONLY

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SMALL MARKS WERE LEFT AS IS
THE ABOVE IS MAGNIFIED

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218 ACCUTRON


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CONDITION
-ORIGINAL CONDITION 90% NEAR MINT -
WATCH SETS & KEEPS TIME

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