The movement, which is front-loaded, is a mechanical Valjoux 7736, which powers the timekeeping and stopwatch functions. I only wish they still used Radium for the hands as the lume does not last long and needs a bright light source to activate. About 15 years ago I sent it back to Bulova and had it worked on and restored. I wear it all the time, and get many compliments. Still humming away 57 years later. Here are a few point and shoot pictures to show the looks and the condition.
That would really destroy the reason people come here. As you say and why put it on here as rubbish if they helped you years ago? Besides spending their money inventing the most advanced time keeping instruments, new components like watch case and movement materials, dial design and construction, advanced timing devices for our armed forces and space-programs. A Bulova Accutron chronograph wristwatch finally made it to the lunar surface in 1971, on the wrist of Apollo 15 mission commander David R. Why even mention trench watches? As electronic watches and quartz watches began growing in popularity throughout the late 1970s and 1980s, Bulova continued to forge ahead with innovations such as the Accutron Quartz, the first quartz-crystal watch sold in the U. The brainchild of Bulova engineer and Basel native Max Hetzel, 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. Fewer may realize that astronaut Buzz Aldrin also placed a Bulova Accutron timer in the Sea of Tranquility to help transmit critical data transmissions. No thanks, I have a Spaceview! In 2010, its 50th anniversary year, Bulova released a special, limited-edition replica of the Spaceview with a modern movement.
The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. There is also an engravement on the back which are my moms greatcaunt and her husbands initials. So, not quite a trench watch, but definitely in that lineage. While not a real original military watch it is nevertheless a nice and unique piece, I like to think of it as a modern interpretation of a bygone era of military watches, one that preserves the spirit but makes it more modern and more worry free to use and actually keep time. To obtain a copy of the warranty prior to purchase, please write to: macys. However, Bulova also provided the wristwatches that were issued as official gear for American troops.
These military watches, from makers like , , , , Doxa, Fortis, , , Glycine, Zenith, and others, tended to. Items are not returnable if sized or altered. Bulova was a very family oriented company and I think Harry B. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program Pre-owned: An item that has been used previously. This actually has ties into their archive — a much earlier iteration of the Hack was issued to the U.
The watch is still readable in the morning. Our comment system LifeFyre sometimes takes a little bit to display comments but we would never just do that to anyone. Bulova also lent its expertise to the U. Sometimes you are left disappointed. Glenn Krasner Bulova also had a very big role in the Cold War against the Soviet Union. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees.
The dimentions are about 39mm in diameter and 20mm lugs. Hello, Came upon this two weeks ago on some site. The Bulova history is an example of a family company making and living the American dream. I remember going to many annual sales meetings as Bulova encouraged the men to bring their families. The watch was a Bulova mechanical piece, and not an Accutron. Further research indicated it was quartz. After I read my feed-back overview, I realized that the article said how Bulova sold the 1st Quartz watch in the U.
I worked at a pawn shop in college, and the Bulova watches that came through were just special, even the boxes are first rate. We thought that because we had used so many quartz based timers for the U. Not that the watch is new, I bought it used myself and it does have a few marks on it as you can see from the pictures. Not that the watch is new, I bought it used myself and it does have a few marks on it as you can see from the pictures. Please excuse any dust or lint on the pictures. We were more concerned with doing it the right way.
It came to me as you see, watch head and zulu strap which is fine because it is a military themed watch and it is after all minimalist in concept. It is a replica of the issue watch for D day and is marked on the back with the standard markings of the day. While the size itself might be a little larger then the original, it is still too small for me and this is another reason for my wanting to move it to a good home. Sometimes you get your hopes up. I have 2 Accutron, 2 Marine Star, and 2 Precisionist.
I would expect some impeccable construction in the 40mm stainless steel case only 10. Omar Bradley awarded me a Bulova scholarship to college. As long as I could afford to take it to a watchmaker for annual cleaning and lubrication it kept very accurate time. The Accutron was distinguished by its telltale humming instead of ticking, a sound generated by the vibrating tuning fork. I loved the looks of this since the first time I saw it but could never manage to get one. Sorry for not including this in my 1st write-up.