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Hi Folks,

My name is Bill Rogerson from Lake Wales, Florida. I am an avid watch collector and amateur watch repairman.

My focus so far has been on antique pocket watch movements but I've had a desire to branch out and expand my collection to include a few wristwatches. My wife gave me a Bulova wristwatch that was left to her when her Dad passed away. While researching the watch, I came across mybulova.com. Thanks to your web site and Geoff Baker's great photos, I was able to identify the watch as a 1972 Sea King "GK".

I have spent the last week reviewing information presented on the site. I'm very impressed.

I have decided to begin adding other vintage Bulova watches to my collection with the goal of restoring them, as best I can, to their original condition.

I guess my love of watches comes naturally since my hometown is Waltham, MA and my Dad worked for the Waltham Watch Co. for 32 years. He also worked a brief time for Elgin and The Chelsea Clock Co.

I am looking forward to utilizing the resources available at mybulova.com while pursuing my restoration projects. I will upload photos of my watches to the " Add a Watch" page. Help with watch identification will be greatly appreciated.

Bill Rogerson (a.k.a... Scotch-Canadian)

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Townsend
Posted July 26, 2014 - 5:10pm

Welcome aboard the Bulova bug has no known cure.:)

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1955mercury
Posted July 26, 2014 - 6:13pm

Welcome to Mybulova Mr. Rogerson. So you have decided to collect a few wrist watches. That is so funny. That's what my intentions were about 5000 ago and still counting. I have finally been able to control my addiction to mainly Bulovas now. But there's always that model that I don't have, or I can't let this one get away at this price, I paid double that for the one I have and I want the band on that one for the x-x-x-x model that I already have. Or I'm going to have to buy this one to get that one screw that I need for one that I can't find anywhere. But on a positive note, they are getting more expensive and harder to find everyday.  IMO it's a good investment.

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bobbee
Posted July 26, 2014 - 9:02pm

Welcome sir, it's great to have another knowledgeable collector on site.

Have fun, try not to let money, family and friends get in the way of your passion!

Bob.

Geoff Baker
Posted July 27, 2014 - 5:42am

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Thank you Bill, for a wonderful compliment but most of all for bringing your passion to myBulova. I look forward to viewing the Bulova side of your collection. I'm a big fan of family heirlooms. I sure hope you have a couple of you dad's Walthams too!  

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William Smith
Posted August 2, 2014 - 4:57am

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Welcome Bill. We are glad to have you and your passion/knowledge on board!  Sounds like love of watches runs in the family!