Bulova Accutron Spaceview Watches
Bulova Accutron Spaceview Watches are a type of wristwatch produced by the manufacturer Bulova.
Brief history and description
Bulova was a jewellery manufacturer that was founded in 1875 by Joseph Bulova, a Bohemian immigrant who was living in New York. Bulova later opened up a watch-making plant in Switzerland in 1912, and by 1923 his plant became known for their pocket watches and desk clocks.
But Buvola's most famous invention would be none other than the Accutron watch, which was introduced in 1960 as the world's first electronic watch. The watch featured a tuning fork which was powered by a one-transistor electronic circuit, and earlier versions of the watch had an opaque dial as. In 1961, Bulova then introduced the Spaceview Accutron, followed by a Spaceview watch with a stainless-steel case in 1962.
Guide for collectors
Gold Bulova Accutron Spaceview wristwatches, watches with a gold-plated case, or watches that are sold with their original boxes are considered to be the most rare and valuable. Waterproof Bulova Accutron Spaceview watches are also considered to be rare, but not necessarily the most valuable.
Restoration of a Bulova Accutron Spaceview watch is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. However, restoring a Bulova Accutron Spaceview watch may decrease its value.
For more information regarding Bulova Accutron Spaceview watches, visit the Accutron Watch Page, the National Watch and Clock Museum, My Bulova or the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors.
Tory Hill Auctions in Raleigh, North Carolina sold a waterproof Bulova Accutron Spaceview wristwatch for $275 in April of 2011.
Phillips de Pury & Company in New York sold a Bulova Accutron Spaceview wristwatch with the electric timepiece in a gold-plated case, a leather strap, and a signed buckle for $600 in April of 2008.
Tom Harris Auctions in Marshalltown, Iowa sold:
- A Bulova Accutron 214 Spaceview 14K wristwatch for $500 in July of 2009.
- A Bulova Accutron 214 Spaceview wristwatch along with its original box for $375 in July of 2009.
Gold-plated Bulova Accutron Spaceview watches are usually worth around £240.
A Bulova Accutron Spaceview wristwatch with a gold-plated band and a skeleton face with white enamel hands is worth around $130.
(All values based on auction results from Liveauctioneers.com)