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!"
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