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Bulova accutron

Post12 Jan 2015, 19:23

i've got these 2 non-workers coming in.

could only find 1 or 2 pictures on the net from the golden one...is this one so rare?
Do someone have a link how to do first aid to see what the problem could be?

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Re: Bulova accutron

Post13 Jan 2015, 06:56

Hi Kasper, not that rare I would believe, the golden one is a 214H likely post-1975 model with hacking.
the steel one might be a 218 but it might also be something different or even an early quartz prior to changing to AccuQuartz branding.
the first golden rule with any accutron is to tap it after inserting a battery.
check Rob's website
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Re: Bulova accutron

Post13 Jan 2015, 09:27

You'll need a 387S battery (comes with a plastic sleeve) for the 214.
If it hums, you'll know the coil and associated circuitry is working.
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Post13 Jan 2015, 18:38

@ Piotr : Who is Rob? :oops:
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Re: Bulova accutron

Post14 Jan 2015, 05:48

:)
This goes back to...1997 with Rob Berkavicius from Australia establishing the first ever Accutron website:
http://members.iinet.net.au/~fotoplot/acc.htm
Recently hardly updated as he moved to Thailand, worth to know that he wears two watches most of the time...one on each wrist ;)
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Post14 Jan 2015, 10:33

thx...i know it from years ago. It must be hidden in the google rankings :-D
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Re: Bulova accutron

Post05 Jun 2015, 23:00

I love my Accutron and it's quite a lot more accurate than most of my vintage Casio digitals!

Check out my vintage digital channel on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/danhay1137

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