pathname;}; charset="utf-8" The Accutron Place, Bulova and dealer recommended since 1998.

The Accutron Place

Accutron 214.com
1,141 "Likes" on Facebook  Site Map  Contact Information

Accutron Repair & Restoration  Accutron 214's For Sale  Accutron Batteries, Bands & Parts

Accutron Galleries  Accutron Information  Miscellaneous

Bulova and jeweler recommended since 1998
email

  

 

Specializing in the repair and restoration of first edition Accutron 214 caliber timepieces 

Is your 214 running way too fast? Click Here.

Accutron Spaceview History
The Social History

About You   |  About Me

Frequently asked questions

THE INCOMPARABLE ACCUTRON 214
The Worlds First Electronic Timepiece


Index Mechanism


The Accutron 214 Caliber Movement:
The single most important distinguishing feature of Accutron 214's (1960 to 1977) is that they do not tick. Put one to your ear and you will hear the distinctive hum of the electronically driven tuning fork that is the heart of the Accutron 214 movement. There's no mistaking a 214 for an ordinary vintage wristwatch. The conversion from vibratory to rotary motion is so smooth that the second hand appears to move continuously.  


The 214 is the only Accutron caliber that sets by lifting a spring loaded "C" shaped lever on the back of the case, and it's also the only Accutron that has a battery hatch on the back cover that unscrews to access the battery compartment. It was the first of its kind and collectors consider them to be "First Edition" Accutrons.


Accutron 214 Parts:
Parts are the life's blood of any repair service. Many of the unique parts in a 214 are still considered to be an engineering tour de force, as were the remarkable machines that Bulova built to manufacture them.

Production of 214's ended in 1977 but, by law, Bulova was requred to supply parts for another 10 years. Sometime in the late 80's or early 90's, Bulova stopped making 214 parts and unfortunately, they scrapped all of the their specialized 214 machines. Fortunately they had enough left over inventory to continue repairing tuning fork models for several more years. Eventually, they used up their inventory of the most critical parts, and as a result, they stopped accepting 214 repairs altogether. During that time I stocked up on enough inventory to last me for decades.

All of my parts are quality checked, and covered by my one year guaranty.



Accutron 214 Repair:
All of my repairs are done by appointment only. My minimum requirement is basic service at $325 for most models plus parts and return shipping.  I make no compromises when it comes to the quality of my work and over the years I have accumulated hundreds of repeat customers, many of whom have been kind enough to provide feedback.


The Workshop:
 
My equipment allows me to repair or, modify case parts, and make specialized repair tools that are impossible to obtain by any other means.

Quality Assurance:
Check out my published Price List and my One Year Guaranty on parts and labor.

Very Truly Yours,
Martin Marcus

email

 

SiteLock Seal    accutron214.com BBB Business Review



 Contact Information  |  Accutron214.com on Facebook  |  Site Map

Accutron Repair & Restoration   |  Accutron Sales  |  Accutron Galleries  |   Accutron Information  | Miscellaneous


©
2002 by Martin Marcus. All rights reserved. These pages may not be copied without written consent.