April 25, 2016 accutronwatchrepair No comments exist

Bulova began the 17 year manufacture of the tuning fork Accutron with its round 214 movement in 1960, which departed from typical wristwatch design in that there was no setting stem and crown on the side of the watch. Instead, the stem and crown were placed on the back of the case. While used mainly…

April 20, 2016 accutronwatchrepair No comments exist

When the Accutron watch was first introduced by Bulova, it was a huge leap in watch technology, using a tuning fork instead of a standard mechanical movement in watches at that time. But it was not selling the was Bulova wanted it to. So to show off the new technology in their watches, they created…

April 20, 2016 accutronwatchrepair No comments exist

The Accutron, keeping time with a vibrating resonator, was guaranteed to be accurate to a minute per month, or 2 seconds per day, considerably better than mechanical watches of the time. But Bulova made its last tuning fork movement wristwatches in 1977. That year they also started making quartz watches. Subsequently, all of Bulova’s electronic…

October 19, 2015 accutronwatchrepair No comments exist

1952 Bulova begins developing Accutron, the first breakthrough in timekeeping technology in over 300 years. Accutron, the first fully electronic watch, promises to keep time to within 2 seconds a day. 1960 NASA asks Bulova to incorporate Accutron into its computers for the space program. Bulova timing mechanisms eventually become an integral part of 46…