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Accutron RepaIR 214 & 218
Accutron Spaceview Repair
Accutron Astronaut Repair
Accutron Service &
Accutron Restoration

Hi, I'm Bob!

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If you would like to contact me directly about Accutron Repair, Accutron Spaceview Repair, or

Astronaut Accutron Repair, please send an email to: bob@mybob.net, or
call 309.287.2627 and I would be happy to help you with your Accutron Repair,

Accutron Spaceview Repair or Astronaut Accutron Repair.

 

In a nutshell, start with a 50+-year-old movement. Then, add today's slightly higher voltage 1.55v batteries and parts which don't really wear down but are old, and likely have been manipulated by repair persons in the past during previous repairs when they may not have been quite as good at their job as they should have been, and you have a timepiece which is challenging to begin with. Set it exactly as the manual suggests and it will likely be fine, although additional adjustments will be needed because of the higher voltage battery being used. After a few adjustments, an Accutron can generally be made to operate as we hope. However, there are those, and I'd say 1 in 10, which can be stubborn and parts may have to be replaced in order to find a winning combination of pawl, fork, and coil assemblies. Even then, another part may rear its head which will have to be discovered with some trial and error. So, 1 in 10 Accutrons will need additional time to complete their repair. With the exception of the coils, most all of those parts are in ready supply so if such a part is discovered I normally just replace it at no additional charge and they almost always end up being a part which cannot easily be ascertained visually as being the culprit. In the end, though, I will always get an Accutron to operate as it should and take a lot of pride in the fact I never will give up on one. You will always get it back and timing as well as can be expected...I shoot for chronometer standards of +/- 5 minutes per month. Today's batteries throw a bit of a curve into timing an accutron, but they will always perform well once serviced correctly if you can be patient with me on those whcih are stubborn. I still prefer to keep them away from water, aside from hand washing, since the parts are so much harder to find nowadays. I stand behind my work so be assured that if yours starts acting up after service, I'm always willing to get it back and readjust until I can get it right. They were so much easier to adjust back in the day of lower voltage but after sometimes a lot of effort, I'll get it an no additional cost to you...just time on my part. Those I'm adjusting, when they misbehave, get daily attention with many adjustments to indexing until I can find the exact setting spot to accommodate today's higher voltage. And as I said, if needed, I'll swap forks to find that winning combination. A little known fact, each fork was oftentimes modified individually years ago to achieve timing so with today's batteries it can be very difficult for anyone not as familiar with an Accutron as I am.
 

Accutron RepaIR 214 & 218
Accutron Spaceview Repair
Accutron Astronaut Repair
Accutron Service &
Accutron Restoration

Hi, I'm Bob!

Accutron Repair - Accutron Museum - Others for Sale
Accutrons for Sale - Accutron Spaceview Repair Service

Accutron Astronauts
- Accutron Spaceviews - Sitemap
Military Watches for Sale from a fellow watch-collector
MyBob.net, P.O. Box 204, Normal, IL 61761

(309) 287-2627
HOME