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Not me, and I’ve never heard of this brand before. Thanks for showing me something new.
 

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I’m surprised. some of the people that you’ve told me you’ve followed have enthused about the Accutron over the years, and as a student of the watch world i thought you’d know all about them. anyway, ‘old’ and ‘new’ from TGV above. both worth a watch imv.
 
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@planteria I'm flattered, but you hold me of too high regard... ;)
 

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I have 1 accutron quartz pocket watch which has the ETA 955 series movement. Nothing like the old tuning fork accutrons.
 

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I have 1 accutron quartz pocket watch which has the ETA 955 series movement. Nothing like the old tuning fork accutrons.
Which movement is better?
 

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Well IMO I like the quartz movements better than the tuning fork movements as the quartz movements are less problematic. But the tuning fork movements are more highly sought after by collectors.
 

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I’m no expert, but the tuning fork is what makes an Accutron a real Accutron, i thought. that is the technology, which is perfect watch geek fodder ref videos above, that Accutron is known for. I’m not sure whether the new models are similarly interesting and will be deemed desirable and collectable, or whether it’s the originals that will remain ‘real’ Accutrons.
 

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I’m no expert, but the tuning fork is what makes an Accutron a real Accutron, i thought. that is the technology, which is perfect watch geek fodder ref videos above, that Accutron is known for. I’m not sure whether the new models are similarly interesting and will be deemed desirable and collectable, or whether it’s the originals that will remain ‘real’ Accutrons.
The new models will never be as sought after as the tuning fork models. Omega, UG, and several other brands have tuning fork models that are pretty much identical or similar to the accutron
 

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@Matic nice! Is that a tuning fork quartz model?
 

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Had one back in the 1990s, it stopped working, and as I had the monoscope and meter so I tried to "work" on it. Big difference to a pocket watch! I effected no improvement so I traded it to one of the people I bought parts through. He went to the proper source for repair (the guy worked for him) and ended up with a real sweet wrist piece.
 

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My "first" serious watch was a Spaceview in 1976 that I bought for around £15 as unused old stock - nobody wanted tuning forks when they could have a quartz watch at the time..I wore it until it broke 10 years later and threw it away. Ive since owned a few including a couple of Omegas with the licensed movement, much better than the Boluva in engineering terms. They have a few foibles but can still generally be serviced and offer reliable and accurate timekeeping - getting the correct battery can however be an issue with the older movements. Last year I ordered the new electrostatic version, took about 5 months to be delivered and was very underwhelming - feels like work in progress and not good enough for the money so I returned it and changed to a Sinn UX (yes very different). Overall I respect the original Bulova models and have tried a Lunar version with the modern quartz movement but not to my tastes.
Keith
 

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I’ve had many accutrons 214,218,223,230, etc over the years and usually sell them immediately when I get them as I have an accutron collector locally that buys every one I find him working or not.
 
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