So I'm slow I guess. The Accutron was a sub-brand of Bulova. I think like Grand Seiko to Seiko. Anyway I've a co-worker with one that has a "tuning fork movement" I heard that Bulova was bringing the Accutron back but I have not really followed it, thinking they are on the retro band wagon. I then saw an ad for one an went to their site. Wow those are some good looking watches. Looked at the detail and saw stunned they were Automatic movements? What automatic, I thought they were bringing back an updated tuning fork??? Prices are a bit high but they are also Limited additions of 600 pieces, Fo an auto I may have gone for one but for the fact that the Accutron name kind of make sit seem weird?
I was even a bit surprised to see they reissued the "Floppy Football" model w/gold accents and yet failed to mention the moniker...being automatics and LE's these are getting snatched up quick by speculators...Great looking watches well proportioned, and fair prices especially for a LE. I read that they brought out a space-view that was an improved "kinetic" of sorts, an auto-wind quartz (electro static). It sounded very cool when I read about it in Watch Time. On the pricey side for me though. WT didn't mention or at least I don't remember it mentioning, automatic counterparts?
Bulova had great success with those LED computron, from last year or the year before. Those look to be available most days, and at a discount now. In the beginning they were mostly sold out. As were the "mad men" reissues in LE. I would have thought making these Accutrons just available for sale vs. LE would have made the brand a bit more relevant in todays market. I still like the looks of their chronographs. Those mad men sold out quick, yet while looking around the "Banker" seems to be now available on their website? Maybe they weren't as limited as they first were. Still saying limited to 350 pieces, yet they are letting me put certain models in my cart???
Also I'm reading they are made using swiss movements? I know the watch world is crowded and that Accutrons its own brand, after being a Bulova brand, being a Citizen Brand after being a US brand that started with swiss made watches (did you follow all that). I would have thought it would have used a Citizen Miyota movement, vs Swiss? My google-Fu isn't working so I'm not finding which Swiss movement it is using....those LE from last year were eta's.
Anyway some great looking watches even if the package is a bit confusing to me...but I'm no mass marketer.