Seabee

Bulova 1950 Seabee

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Model: 
10BCC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
42511
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
28.3 mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This may be a SeaBee or possibly a Watertite. Case is marked 49 and movt is 1950. Two piece stem and compressor style crystal and bezel. The crystal fits over a flange and the bezel ring compresses it against this, making a seal. Decent seal at the crown, but would really be watertite if it was a screw down one, just saying...

I was looking in a Flea market for parts watches and as usually happens, I find viable watches.

Most frustrating.... ;D

 

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[1950watertite] Bulova watch
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1950 Bulova watch

Bulova 1953 Seabee

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1953
Movement Model: 
10BUC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
7002720
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1953 (L3 on case back and movement) Water Tite. I believe this to be the model with chrome plating and stainless back. Most of the plating has worn off revealing a more golden color underneath, especially on the back. Crown is heavy and signed. Radium hands and hour markers, did not glow after being exposed to sunlight or LED light. Red sweep second hand. Swiss below 6 o'clock. Inside case back reads "Bulova Quality". Back reads "Stainless steel back. Anti-magnetic. Shock resistant. Water Tite".

Updated with movement info. Shout out to Andersok for the help.

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1953 Bulova Seabee
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch

Bulova 1954 Seabee

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1954
Movement Model: 
10BUC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
7529429
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Star
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 

1954 Bulova Seabee (model 161)

This is a NOS watch that appears never to have been worn. The case is chrome plated, not SS. Back is dated L4 and is Stainless, with ☆Water Tite☆ stamp, not sure if this makes it a Star case. Luminous numerals and hands (look to show oxidation), with outer seconds chapter on a white dial that shows some age. Swiss made manual-wind 10BUC L4 dated Movement and dial are accessed through the top by removing the bezel ring, crystal, and two-part stem. Has the original leather band (this would have been gray, and color has worn away or faded, but there are remnants of the gray around the edges); also has the hang tag with model 161 - Wht. 161 corresponds to model name Seabee in the 1954 Pricelist.

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Bulova 1946 Seabee

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1946
Movement Symbol: 
46
Movement Model: 
10BCC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
53 63270
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Hello All,

Update on this watch. I have taken it to a watch maker. he said its a wartime vintage with original case. I have added pics of the case and movement. Crown has been and crystal has been replaced at some point in its lifetime

movement 10bcc

case ser# show 53 then 63270 under it

once again any help identifying it would be awsome.

Thanks again for looking

Ken

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Bulova 1953 Seabee

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1953
Movement Model: 
10BUC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
7004871
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
31mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

really worn case, a couple of lugs worn through to the spring bar holes. this old veteran still runs after a couple of winds. opens from the front, must have stem removed to access movement I think, some help here please. Case back marked Bulova- stainless steel back- anti magnetic- shock resistant- water tite-L3 Sorry no movement pic tonight,

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Bulova 1959 Seabee

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
B
Manufacture Year: 
1959
Movement Model: 
11afc
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
D786033
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Bulova "SEABEE" Charcoal dial. Love this design!

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Bulova 'SEABEE'
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Bulova 1959 Seabee

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1959
Movement Model: 
unk
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
D424333
Case shape: 
Other
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1959 Bulova Seabee in all Stainless, Dial marked 'Waterproof' as shown.

Added 7/2/2012

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Bulova 1953 Seabee

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1953
Movement Model: 
10BUC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
246166
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Added "F" designation as this watch follows all criteria in adverts, page 8, image 19. Will update with more pics and info when watch arrives. In need of a lot of work to case, but watch is running. 1 fifth second gradations to dial register. Radium numbers and hands, red seconds hand.

EDIT:- Caseback will not come off, so looked further and the bezel is removable, as in pics. Could not take out stem as should come out in two parts, male and female, but won't. After letting mvmnt. drop partially out, I could see inside for info, and caseback reads, "BULOVA WATCH CO. SWISS, 53,   246166."  L3 on mvmnt. BXW, 10 BUC, 17 jewels. Running smoothly and keeping very good time. Length lug tip to lug tip is 37mm. Width minus crown is 30mm. lug gape is 16mm.

EDIT:- Name change to "Seabee" as watch is on leather strap, as per 1953 ad. 

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Bulova 1954 Seabee

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1954
Movement Model: 
10 BCC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
unk
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

Stainless Steel Watertight Case measures 34mm lug to lug x 28.5mm non inclusive of the Crown.

Butler finish Dial shows Radium Arabic numerals, Bulova signature and tracks are printed in Black with the Register numerically calibrated at 10 Second intervals.

Hour and Minute Hands are Radium style. (missing Center Seconds Hand?)

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Vintage Display ad is Dated 1954.

 

 

 

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