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Dear All,
Wanted to post some of my new flea market find. This were picked up before Coronavirus engulfed the world in chaos but did not find the time to post it. Hope everyone is indoor and safe.
This is a relatively rare Bulova Accutron GMT. This watch was in pieces but looked promising. It had a good case and dial and hands which had some patina. Price was about $ 90/-. Unfortunately, the movement looks shot and will need replacement or major work. Took it to my watchmaker who reattached the dial and hands in the watch for the ease of storage. Would love to get it working sometime.

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Thanks for watching. All comments welcome.
Please stay safe.
JaRe.
 

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This is a terrific watch. So much history with both the tuning fork movement and this model specifically. I believe this was the one issued to SR-71 pilots. At one point the US Government tried to keep the tuning fork movement secret due to its excellent time keeping. Versions of it went into satellites in the 1960s for the same reason.

I might recommend the shop (you can find it online) that deals with these watches. The owners bought the Bulova timing equipment and can bring these beasts back to life.


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Congratulations on such a lovely find. I didn't know there was a GMT variant. I hope that you do get it running again.
 
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