Bulova 1969 Accutron Deep Sea

Submitted by wimberleytech on May 16, 2023 - 10:49am
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Acquired this watch recently along with about 50 other Accutrons in various conditions.  This one appears to be running very well.  I will post a picture of the Vibrograf chart. I am uncertain about the hands as I cannot find a Deep Sea with these hands.  The previous owner of this watch was, as I understand, a watchmaker.  Possibly, he changed the hands.  I do not know. I have no service history on this watch either.

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Geoff Baker
Posted May 16, 2023 - 10:29pm

It sure is a 1969 Bulova Accutron Deep Sea model. I wouldn't worry too much about the hand set but THIS example shows the original ones in case you want to go on a hunting expedition.

Posted May 17, 2023 - 9:24am

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Thanks!  Question.  I find it hard to get my fingernail under the crown to pull it out for setting.  I have short fingernails...lol.  Maybe this is by design as setting it would be rare, given the accuracy.  Once I do get under the crown, it pulls out easily, so it is not a friction issue.  Do you find the same behavior?

Posted May 17, 2023 - 9:58am

In reply to by wimberleytech

Yes, I have the same problem with most vintage recessed crown Bulovas. My solution was to let my thumb & index nails stay a little longer. :o)

1969 Accutron Deep Sea

Posted May 20, 2023 - 6:01am

Here's the original 1969 linebook showing the the Bulova Accutron Deep Sea model. Note the cyclops over the date window.

1969 Bulova Accutron Deep Sea.

1969 Bulova Accutron Deep Sea