Originally Posted by PeterWolf
That is such a cool watch. I just googled the bloody thing and it has led diodes and things how cool is that!
Peter, for your info all Accutron watches don't tick, nor are they silent, they give you a faint hum which again is unique.
The name Spaceview is derived from the Apollo space programme added to the fact you can see through and view the watches' internal parts.
As far as I'm aware they were the worlds first electric watch made by Swiss firm Bulova for NASA. They started making them in the early 60's through to the mid 70's I believe.
Mine is an 1967 M7, M meaning 60's and the 7th year in that decade, they changed the shape of the face in the 70's to a TV screen shape but IMO these don't look as good although they have the same Accutron movement.
They are not accurate timekeepers by todays standards, even when new they were only guaranteed to within around 2 mins. a week and mine keeps to that.
You don't need to go and spend a fat wad of money on a nice watch, My mate has a well known brand mentioned here which I'll tactfully keep to myself and even he admits his is dull in comparison, I know he wants one but he feels he can't follow me.
He has the BMW of watches and I have the Alfa.
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