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Specializing In The Cleaning, Repair And Restoration of First Edition Accutron 214 Caliber Tuning Fork Timepieces.
You just couldn't bring yourself to throw it away. Even though Bulova had stopped repairing them and had scrapped the unique machinery that made the 214's intricate parts, you just weren't ready to toss your 214.
After-all, you'd been through a lot together. For many of you it was high school, college, Kennedy's assassination or the Vietnam War. For others it was a career, marriage and children. For some, all of the above, but whatever the specifics, a big piece of your life was bookmarked with a calendar and your Accutron. Better to put it away with that old driver's license and the photos of your first car.
I fondly remember driving my first car, a 1955 Olds Holiday 98 down nearly empty highways with my radio blasting out 1960's rock, my left hand on the wheel and my 1963 Accutron in plain site. I can't bring back the car, but I still have the Spaceview.
Well.....it turns out that hanging on to your Accutron was being smart as well as sentimental because the value of fully restored 214's has been increasing dramatically since November of 2010 when Accutron passed it's half century anniversary. Values can only continue to increase with time (no pun intended) now that they have become such a highly sought after collectable.
Elvis wearing his Accutron Astronaut
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So recently you were digging through some old stuff and there it was. Today with a world of information at your fingertips, you wondered if you could find anything about vintage Accutrons on the internet. You didn't think it was possible, but now you know that you can restore that worn out relic of your youth. Thanks to the availability of good working parts via the net I can bring your old hummer back to life.
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The 214 caliber Bulova Accutron is truly an American icon. It's the watch that changed everything.
Several 214 movements are on the Moon's "Sea of Tranquility".
1960's American Gift of State
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