Bulova 96B251 Lunar Chronograph Black Leather Strap Watch - Special Edition - W0963

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Bulova Watch Men 96B251 Lunar Chronograph Leather Strap Wristwatch

Bulova's connection with space history goes back to August 1971; this special edition Lunar Watch continues that history of precision timing with unparalleled accuracy. The 4.5 x 1.4cm watch includes super-luminous hands and markers, anti-reflective sapphire glass, a tachymeter and calendar all housed in a solid 316L surgical-grade silver tone stainless steel case with a black dial. Two interchangeable straps are included - one a textured black leather; the other, a black nylon with a nubuck leather patch that commemorates the date of the first lunar mission (DOM) as 08021971, plus a useful little tool to held change from one to another. Presented in a high quality gift box that includes a Certificate of Authenticity. Water resistant 50m.

Bulova Accutron Movement in Space

I suppose you can say the Bulova Accutrons were the first clocks in space.  An Accutron was installed onto the instrument panel of the Vanguard I. It was the very first Electronic Watch, and thus was quite prevalent on a Satellite. I found no mention of any clocks on the Sputniks or Explorers aside from beep intervals. (I would love any additional information on this.)

Mercury Seven Scott Carpenter Wearing an Accutron

In the late 1950's, before either USA or Russia sent a man to space, the very new NASA asked Bulova to incorporate Accutron technology into their space equipment. NASA was established on July 29th, 1958 with President  Eisenhower the National Aeronautics and Space Act in response to the Sputnik crisis. 
 At that time the CEO of Bulova was Omar Bradley, a five star highly decorated retired general who served in both World War II and the Korean War.  Omar Bradley was a former classmate of President Eisenhower.
 For this new accelerated era in space exploration efforts, new advanced technology was deemed necessary. Since Accutron had come up with the most precise way of timekeeping to date, Accutron was chosen as the timekeepers on the instrument panel of space crafts.

Accutron was the world's first electronic watch, later obviated by the Quartz Watch.  1977 was the final year for Accutron 214's. Accutron's are highly collectable.

The watch boasted an accuracy of two seconds a day or one minute a month.  The Accutron 214 did not tick, but hum.  Its basic principal was that of a tuning fork, which was electrically excited and vibrated at 360 Hz. This type of accuracy provided by the Accutron was critical in space flight.  The Accutron Clocks were installed as Space Craft  Panel clocks.

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Bulova Watch Men 96B251 Lunar Chronograph Leather Strap Wristwatch

Bulova's connection with space history goes back to August 1971; this special edition Lunar Watch continues that history of precision timing with unparalleled accuracy. The 4.5 x 1.4cm watch includes super-luminous hands and markers, anti-reflective sapphire glass, a tachymeter and calendar all housed in a solid 316L surgical-grade silver tone stainless steel case with a black dial. Two interchangeable straps are included - one a textured black leather; the other, a black nylon with a nubuck leather patch that commemorates the date of the first lunar mission (DOM) as 08021971, plus a useful little tool to held change from one to another. Presented in a high quality gift box that includes a Certificate of Authenticity. Water resistant 50m.

Bulova Accutron Movement in Space

I suppose you can say the Bulova Accutrons were the first clocks in space.  An Accutron was installed onto the instrument panel of the Vanguard I. It was the very first Electronic Watch, and thus was quite prevalent on a Satellite. I found no mention of any clocks on the Sputniks or Explorers aside from beep intervals. (I would love any additional information on this.)

Mercury Seven Scott Carpenter Wearing an Accutron

In the late 1950's, before either USA or Russia sent a man to space, the very new NASA asked Bulova to incorporate Accutron technology into their space equipment. NASA was established on July 29th, 1958 with President  Eisenhower the National Aeronautics and Space Act in response to the Sputnik crisis. 
 At that time the CEO of Bulova was Omar Bradley, a five star highly decorated retired general who served in both World War II and the Korean War.  Omar Bradley was a former classmate of President Eisenhower.
 For this new accelerated era in space exploration efforts, new advanced technology was deemed necessary. Since Accutron had come up with the most precise way of timekeeping to date, Accutron was chosen as the timekeepers on the instrument panel of space crafts.

Accutron was the world's first electronic watch, later obviated by the Quartz Watch.  1977 was the final year for Accutron 214's. Accutron's are highly collectable.

The watch boasted an accuracy of two seconds a day or one minute a month.  The Accutron 214 did not tick, but hum.  Its basic principal was that of a tuning fork, which was electrically excited and vibrated at 360 Hz. This type of accuracy provided by the Accutron was critical in space flight.  The Accutron Clocks were installed as Space Craft  Panel clocks.

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