The Accutron Place
Specializing in the repair and restoration of first edition Accutron 214
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Repair & Restoration
Specializing in the restoration of first edition Accutron timepieces
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Is your 214 running way too fast?
The 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.
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
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
allows me to
repair or, modify case parts, and make specialized repair tools that are impossible to
obtain by any other means.
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