Very Mod and cutting edge for its day! This is the Gentleman's Bulova Day/Date Accutron, with a date feature at 6 o'clock and a day-of-the-week feature just under the twelve o'clock position. We have only had one of these watches after 37 years in business, and this one is particularly nice. Made circa 1970 it is a very unusual "Accutron" that is a functional piece of Art. The color combination, the stylized lettering of the Days, and the Elipse Shaped stainless steel case, all combine to make this watch a real winner. The story is told that in the 1960's the American Government wanted to keep this timing technology out of the hands of the Russians so they asked Bulova to keep it a secret a little longer since we were using this very accurate timekeeper in our space program. When you take a look at the informational pamphlet that Bulova put out to introduce this new idea to jewelers and watchmakers it has a very space age, cutting edge look (for the day). In the pamphlet it is explained that the seconds are parsed into very discrete segments by the vibrations of a small tuning fork at the heart of the movement. Bulova advertised it as the "Watch that Hums"! The general public was very much into innovative and stylish watches and Bulova made this very interesting Day/Date, Elipse Shaped killer for discerning men to strap on their wrists.
It is in fantastic near mint condition and our watchmakers having it humming along just like it did when it came from the Bulova factory. Like all Accutrons, that are Cal.218, it is set by the crown at the 4 o'clock position, but it is unusual because it has a day/date feature at the 6 & 12 o'clock positions.. What's really special about this one is the larger size of this Accutron measuring 38mm wide, by 40mm from lug to lug, and how about that fantastic two-tone colored dial. It is in near perfect condition and humming just the way it did back in 1970. It could be humming on your wrist! We warranty all of our watches for one year for parts and labor so that you may buy with confidence.