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    I have some stripped Accutron 214 pillar plates here. One is looking uncommon to me. See photos.

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    The left is the one of interest. What kind of 214 movement is it? There is no milling for the coil lead retainer plate, but an additional milling and bore above the tuning fork cups. It has no date code and 4 slots near each of the coil form screws to lift the form using a screwdriver.
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    Wish I could answer your questions. The only thing I can add is the patent number at the bottom of the movement. You left pic has no patent number so that would lead me to an early 214 (Pre-1963)casting. That's all I have!

    1961 Movement: No patent number.
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    1962 Movement: No patent number. I've seen a couple with patent #'s in this year.
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    1963 Movement: Patent number stamping.
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    I noticed that it is not milled or drilled for a coil lead retainer plate. I wonder if it wasn't a watch movement but part of a clock/timer or practice set.
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    I have one of these, see thread: https://www.watchtalkforums.info/foru...ead118297.html
    It too has no date code and no coil lead retainer plate.
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    I did some research and found something interesting. There was a Bulova Cal. 114P. Only 100 where produced in 1959 for internal use. The above pillar plate seems to be a hybrid of 114P and 214. The hole and the milling on the top of the movement belongs to a regulation mechanism. This was, for the 114P, not located on the cups but between them on the pillar plate.
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    JackDaniels83, nice work. This looks interesting. I just fell across your post and haven't tried searching myself, but is this easily "googled" by some of the words below, i.e., Bulova 114P? If not, can you provide some direction to your results?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackDaniels83 View Post
    I did some research and found something interesting. There was a Bulova Cal. 114P. Only 100 where produced in 1959 for internal use. The above pillar plate seems to be a hybrid of 114P and 214. The hole and the milling on the top of the movement belongs to a regulation mechanism. This was, for the 114P, not located on the cups but between them on the pillar plate.
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    A friend of mine participated in writing a book about electric watches. He left a copy for me just for fun. I only took a short look and spotted the movement and it's relations to the pillar plate from above. There are two pictures of the Bulova 114P in it. The book has the ISBN 978-3-85928-095-3.
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    Lets see that page from this German book you have for fun...

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    I don't thick so. Buy the book(s).
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