10.25.2010

Tuesday, October 25, 1960: First electronic wristwatch

Bulova Corp. introduces the Accutron 214, which needs no winding and relies on a tuning fork rather than springs and a balance wheel. Ads tout its breakthrough mechanism: "First instrument of the space age you can wear and use! First microsonic timepiece ... It doesn't even tick. It hums!"

* More about the Accutron 214: @
* More about Accutrons in general: @ and @ (scroll down) and @
* Life magazine advertisement (November 28): @
* More ads: @
* Bulova timeline: @

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