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    I recently purchased this turtle lug M3 Tiffany Branded Accutron on ebay. I really like the dial and the watch but I question if Tiffany actually had Bulova apply their name to a dial on a stainless steel watch. All I ever find reference to are solid gold Accutrons.IMG_7445.jpg
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    Congrats. That went for a great price. I wish I could help on the gold vs stainless with tiffany. I vaguely remember reading somewhere the branding was important. Supposedly they didnt want the Bulova name on the watch, so you commonly see it with only the accutron brand name. I did a google search and came across a really unique tiffany watch: https://www.ebay.com/itm/293568371303

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    That's a great looking piece regardless.

    The hour indices/logo are stainless, does this suggest the dial did belong paired with a stainless/white gold case?

    Just curious, is the coil assembly 3 or 2 wire?

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    All I ever find reference to are solid gold
    That's what I've been told over the years.....

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    Dead sexy there!! I missed that one! Must have been sleeping. That B case with the white/cream dial or black and hands is my favorite of all the 214s (except maybe the Swiss Astros). I am jelly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by uscjake87 View Post
    Congrats. That went for a great price. I wish I could help on the gold vs stainless with tiffany. I vaguely remember reading somewhere the branding was important. Supposedly they didnt want the Bulova name on the watch, so you commonly see it with only the accutron brand name. I did a google search and came across a really unique tiffany watch: https://www.ebay.com/itm/293568371303
    Darn!!! $199 for an Astro. That is an outstanding deal even without the Tiffany branding.

    Wonder why Tiffany didn't want Bulova on the face of the watch? Could it be that they were upset with Joseph Bulova leaving Tiffany to start the Bulova Watch Company?
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    No clue. but if they were that upset with Ol Joe why would they have gotten involved at all with Bulova?

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    Another stainless astro with standard dial and tiffany. The previous one was a very early pre-astro dial.

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    I always thought Tiffany was stamping the watches themselves, not the manufacturer, and at some point Rolex put a stop to this because they felt it was diluting their brand.

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    You learn something new every day! I have never ever heard about Tiffany branding on any Accutrons. And $199 for any Astro was a steal. I wonder if the owner will surface here and say "look what I got". Color me impressed. Wish it was mine.
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