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Accutrons and accuquartz

Post07 Apr 2013, 23:26

A few from my Accutron collection. :mega:


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This one has the quartz controller added:

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Close to the holy grail 'Alpha'. 14kt gold 1960 214 caliber. Garage sale not working for $2.00. Restored for $150.

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Post07 Apr 2013, 23:45

I love Accutrons :) your set is very nice!
Have you made any conversions?
I only bothered to build one so far...
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Re: Accutrons and accuquartz

Post08 Apr 2013, 00:10

Not yet but love the asymmetric cases like yours!

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Post08 Apr 2013, 00:23

This one is called a "football" case probably from American football, it was cheap as a nonworker and the dial was aged so I had a go on the lathe.
In your collection... what the shape of the second one from the bottom?
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Re: Accutrons and accuquartz

Post08 Apr 2013, 00:26

Asymmetric, same as yours.

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Post08 Apr 2013, 00:38

the black background and bracelet made it look totally different ;) and reminded me of a horseshoe case similar to some Omega f300hz
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Re: Accutrons and accuquartz

Post08 Apr 2013, 10:07

Great watches i love the ones without the dial. The second case from the bottom looked like the accutron logo shape to me(is it?)

i only have one a nice gold cased version but all it does is hum. It did work originally.

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Post08 Apr 2013, 10:44

You might need to adjust the pawl (locking) finger or exchange the index wheel
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Re: Accutrons and accuquartz

Post08 Apr 2013, 13:56

No, don't have an accutron shaped case. The ACCUQUARTZ is also 14kt with a real diamond.

Humming but no spin may be an index wheel problem or it is need of a service. In either case remove the battery and search for an accutron repair person Is it a 214 or 218? 214 parts are rarer, 218 parts more common.

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Re: Accutrons and accuquartz

Post08 Apr 2013, 17:30

Nice watches :mega:

I always fancied a M7 spaceview (or something a little funky) to match my birth year but as yet I am still waiting to hear these hum.
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Re: Accutrons and accuquartz

Post08 Apr 2013, 21:24

very nice collection, Geoff. imagine these next to you when asleep :-D

i only have one that i've got from a costumer.
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Re: Accutrons and accuquartz

Post12 Apr 2013, 00:23

I really like these "hummers" but my girlfriend doesn't allow me to keep them in the bedroom :(

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these are waiting to be repaired, the left from '61, the right from '63
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very addictive :)

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Re: Accutrons and accuquartz

Post12 Apr 2013, 08:55

nice!
is that a Rado next to the Railroad?
which model number or name is that?
an ESA or Citizen Accutron in that case?
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Re: Accutrons and accuquartz

Post12 Apr 2013, 20:40

Thanks :)

Rado Electrosonic with ESA 9162. Tungsten case and sapphire crystal. Not in the best cosmetic condition, but very rare. (I'll make some pics, discovered I had none)
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Post12 Apr 2013, 22:12

yep, it's rare....never seen one.
does it have a rotating jeweled logo? it's from the same period as the SeaHorse models so should have such logo.
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Re: Accutrons and accuquartz

Post14 Apr 2013, 15:04

Not rotating :)

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Post14 Apr 2013, 15:21

still worth to have :)
I don't recall but is the tungsten case lighter or heavier than steel?
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Re: Accutrons and accuquartz

Post14 Apr 2013, 15:46

Much heavier!
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Re: Accutrons and accuquartz

Post15 Apr 2013, 12:41

Just to be technical...solid tungsten has the same specific gravity (density) as pure gold (19.3), so a tungsten case would be about two and a half times as heavy as one made of alloy steel, and about nine-tenths as heavy as one made of pure platinum.
Believe it or not, I DO own a single Accutron (it showed up mixed in with all the 18K Pulsars). It's a mint stainless Bulova Centennial Edition. It's the only Accutron model ever made without a date code (it was produced in only one year, 1975, to celebrate Bulova's 100th anniversary), and is one of the rarest. I'm pretty sure I have pics of it somewhere...I'll post a couple if I can find them.
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Re: Accutrons and accuquartz

Post07 Sep 2013, 02:37

767Geoff wrote:A few from my Accutron collection. :mega:






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