Bulova spaceview dating
An incredibly rare, factory original Bulova Accutron Spaceview watch dating to 1971 and housing the 2181 tuning fork movement.
It very unusual to come across this Spaceview model, so much so that many collectors are unaware that they exist.
In great original condition, this watch has a 14 carat gold filled case and a see-through skeletonised dial with the correct outer ring and calendar aperture.
The watch presents very well indeed on the wrist and is running strongly and keeping time with the date function operating correctly.
Tuning fork watches or buzzers ( as I call them ) are extremely accurate when correctly adjusted, Bulova them was patented back in 1960, more precisely in October of that year began selling which lasted until 1977, the reason for the termination of production was the appearance of quartz movement which is much simpler to manufacture so that the tuning fork concept went down in history …You may not see another 218 Spaceview watch for sale in the UK for a very long time so if this model interests you, do not let the opportunity to buy it pass you by.Case: 14 carat gold filled, in very good condition with the expected light marks from use over forty six years but absolutely no signs of abuse, dents or scratches of significance that I could see to draw to your attention.Watch dont have crown for setings on the classic place, button on the back cover is for settings, the whole case is made of stainless steel, and when you bring watch close to your ear you will hear how buzzing tuning fork, which is the driving watch, so the vibrations transmitted to the thin hairs who with their tops run the whole mechanism.Accutron Spaceview is one important part of the history of wristwatches, the dream of everyone who appreciates the real stuff from the good old days.