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Turbine Time: Accutron Unveils Two New Spaceview 2020 Watches

Accutron adds two new executions to its Spaceview 2020 collection, featuring a proprietary electrostatic energy caliber. The electrostatic energy of the movement is created by twin turbines that rotate as a result of human motion at fast neck speeds between two electrodes affixed to the movement. The energy, stored in an accumulator, powers two motors; an electrostatic...

Accutron Adds Color in Expansion of its Spaceview 2020 Collection

Accutron spun off from its parent brand Bulova in 2020 and quickly established itself as a player with the launch of the Spaceview 2020, a revival of the now-iconic, original Accutron from 1960, which brought the watch world its first tuning-fork movement. The Spaceview 2020 continued the tradition of technological innovation established by its ancestor,...

Introducing the Accutron Legacy 412, a Precursor to a Cult Classic

Accutron re-launched with a bang as an independent brand in 2020, unveiling numerous futuristic designs alongside a swath of historically-inclined, neo-vintage styles. Since its high-profile rebirth, the brand has focused foremost on the latter of these two pillars, eschewing more luxurious aesthetics, seen in collections like its captivatingly modern Spaceview, in favor of the more...

Accutron Celebrates 60 Years With Solid Gold Spaceview 2020 Limited Edition

The Accutron, the world’s first fully electronic watch, hit the market in 1960 and achieved worldwide renown immediately thereafter. Now independent of its erstwhile parent brand Bulova, Accutron re-emerged this year after a long hiatus and led off its new era with the Spaceview 2020 model, which combined groundbreaking 21st century technology and a funky...

Showing at WatchTime Live 2020: Accutron’s Revolutionary Electrostatic Spaceview

Accutron, the world’s first fully electronic watch, marks its 60th anniversary in 2020. Reconstituted as an independent brand separate from Bulova, its original parent company, it is ushering in the new era with 21st century technology and a healthy dose of mid-20th-century nostalgia, starting with the retro-inspired Spaceview 2020. The watch will be among the...

Re-Enlistment: Hands-On with the Vintage Military-Inspired Bulova “MIL-SHIPS-W-2181”

Named after the United States Navy’s Bureau of Ships “water-tightness specifications of MIL-SHIPS-W-2181,” American watch brand Bulova brings back two variants of its U.S. Navy prototype dive watch from the 1950s, which take a closer look at today in our latest visit to the WatchTime archives. The latest addition to Bulova’s “Archive Series” is a...

Bulova Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Apollo 15 With Lunar Pilot Limited Edition

From the mid-1950s to the 1970s, American watchmaker Bulova worked in partnership with NASA to provide timekeeping instruments, including clocks equipped with the brand’s signature Accutron tuning-fork technology. One of the company’s most historically significant contributions to the space program was a chronograph wristwatch, worn on the moon by Colonel Dave Scott, commander of the...

WatchTime Live 2020: View All The Panels and Presentations

From October 21 to October 24, WatchTime hosted its very first WatchTime Live virtual event, an unprecedented online festival including the industry’s top brands, leaders, writers, and collectors for four days of presentations, panels, and discussions. Below you can find each of these videos, with more highlights planned for the weeks and months to come....

Highlights from WatchTime’s September-October 2020 Issue, On Sale Now

The September-October issue of WatchTime is available at retailers and in our online shop) today. Among the highlights of the issue are a showcase of the new Omega Constellation Gents collection; tests and reviews of new watches from Breitling, Seiko, A. Lange & Söhne, Oris, and more; an in-depth exploration of the new, independent Accutron...

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Antimagnetic or Bust? An In-Depth Look at the Progression of Silicon in Watchmaking

It has been nearly 20 years since Ulysse Nardin introduced the world’s first timepiece using silicon components with the original Freak in 2001. That groundbreaking moment was the proverbial starting gun for a shift in how the watch industry approached movement production. It’s also raised questions on every side of the industry, from the enthusiast...

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The Ultimate Guide to High-Accuracy Quartz Watches

Walk into any horological meetup with a quartz watch on and you’re likely to get the door slammed in your face. I kid, I kid — but only partly. Ever since the mechanical watch industry made its recovery in the face of a specific doom brought on by Japanese watchmakers, many so-called watch enthusiasts (snobs...

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Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Hamilton Ventura

In my experience, most die-hard watch fans prefer mechanical watches, and this is especially true among vintage-watch enthusiasts. But the Hamilton Ventura is one of those exceptions that proves the rule, and I would argue it is perhaps even more desirable by virtue of its quartz movement. This space-age watch was developed to demonstrate hyper-accuracy...

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Introducing the Bulova Computron LED

I’m writing this article with the Bulova Lunar Pilot Chronograph strapped to my left wrist. It was released in late 2015 to signify the start of the American-born brand’s Archive Series. As many red-blooded, flag-touting watch enthusiasts are aware, Bulova has a long history of being America’s premier watchmaker with a production history that goes...

Bulova Embraces Pioneer Role in New Book

Bulova is remarkable in many ways. Horologically, it has been the flagbearer of American-born watchmaking for over a century (143 years, to be exact). Culturally, the brand’s silhouette reaches even further, having been a touchstone for how corporate America presents itself in countless ways. It’s this history that the latest timepiece-centric book from publisher Assouline,...

Antiquorum April Auction Results

Last week we reported on Antiquorum’s auction of “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces,” held on April 10th in New York City. Today, we have the results of the auction, which featured watches with ties to celebrities and famous athletes.