Cal. 214 Back set watch. This is one of the first battery operated watches made, it has a tuning fork design that sends vibrations through the movement to move the hands at just the right speed it is a backset model that is running well and keeping good time. White dial with black numbers and black hands is marked "Railroad Approved". Case is stainless steel. New brown leather band. It measures 34 mm. across and 39 mm. lug end to lug end. Made in 1967. This one is in near perfect condition with great original dial and hands.
Ken Cooper our best and only west coast sales manager has spent many hours researching the true history of this fine timepiece. It is long but very interesting so hope you will enjoy and appreciate the effort Mr. Cooper has spent on this project.
While reading the colorful Sunday Edition of his local newspaper on a cool, crisp autumn day Mr. Girard Sensoli, was sipping a soothing cup of a very healthful & relaxing herb tea, was startled to read the following article, "Two men apparently intoxicated, were killed by a freight train at the train station around 10:55 p.m. last evening after they fell from the platform onto the tracks during a fight, police reported. They were identified as Wood Andersnot, recently fired railroad station custodian and Tom (Boyster) Riggster, a poor, overweight yet very aggressive homeless person. According to police, witnesses stated the two drunks started fighting after Riggster woke up Andersnot, who was passed out on a bench drunk, by belching and releasing huge amounts of methane gas into Andersont's face. When they fell onto the tracks, an approaching train was about 200 yards from them. Station officials and the train's engineer tried to warn them, but they continued their fist fight. The train was unable to stop and struck both drunken parties stated officer Shigeta Aota (one of the city's finest). Police added there was a very loud explosion when the train hit Mr Riggster, due to the extreme amount of intestinal gas in his body cavity. Bolting up Girard rushed to his recent watch purchase log and saw that only yesterday morning he had purchased from Mr Wood Andersnot a Bulova Accutron timepiece in nice shape. He remembered that Andersnot had stated he had no use for the watch now, as he had lost his job for public drinking, and would depend on his very crappy cell phone for time -keeping. Giving him a very fair price Girard watched as Andersnot stumbled towards (he assumed) his rusty looking 1951 Kaiser Manhattan auto (probably an interesting story there too) while mumbling some ancient Asian phrases. Girard was so filled with grief that he saw to it that he & his large gathering of followers attended the memorial service for Mr. Andersnot and that colorful pansies were place on his grave. Girard now offers this great looking watch (with a history just by itself), that served Mr. Andersnot so well while he worked for the railroad, at a very reasonable price. With his trim, young looking appearance, with a great flowing mane of hair that is well barbered, Girard vowed to speak out about the dangers of heavy drinking and the benefits of drinking & eating only healthful food & drink (a tofu shake will always liven-up your day & calm jangled nerves). When purchasing this well cared timepiece with an interesting history please ask Girard about tips for healthful living as he will be happy to provide them. Possibly ask Girard to send you some of his home-made peanut "snap" candy (all natural -of course) that will put "ginger" into your step. Be it noted that Mr. Tom Riggster, being a knave & hated by all, was buried in Potter's Field with no one in attendance as his torn up remains were lowered into the earth.