At Watch Repair USA we are ready to complete your Accutron watch repair. Accutron is a brand of watches that is best known for its revolutionary tuning fork movement, which was introduced in 1960. The brand was initially created and owned by the Bulova Watch Company, which was founded in New York City in 1875.
The Accutron tuning fork movement was invented by Swiss engineer Max Hetzel, who worked for Bulova. The movement was unlike anything that had been seen before in the watch industry, and it quickly became a sensation. The tuning fork movement was accurate to within a few seconds per day, which was a major improvement over traditional mechanical movements.
The first Accutron watch was released in 1960, and it was an immediate success. The watches were in high demand, and the Accutron quickly became one of the most popular and respected watch brands in the world.
Over the years, the Accutron brand released a wide range of watches, including the Accutron Astronaut, which was worn by NASA astronauts on the Gemini and Apollo missions. The brand also released the Accutron Spaceview, which featured a clear dial that allowed wearers to see the inner workings of the watch.
Despite its success, the Accutron brand was eventually phased out by Bulova in the 1970s as quartz movements became more popular. However, the brand was revived in 2020 with the release of the Accutron Spaceview 2020, which pays tribute to the original Spaceview watch from the 1960s.
In terms of collectability, vintage Accutron watches are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts. The tuning fork movement is considered a marvel of engineering, and the unique sound that it produces is instantly recognizable to fans of the brand. Prices for vintage Accutron watches can vary widely depending on the model and condition, but they are generally considered to be a good investment for collectors.
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