Sea King

Bulova 1964 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1964
Movement Model: 
11ALC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
K90963
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Face is marked "Bulova", "Waterproof", "T Swiss T"

 

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1964 Bulova Sea king watch
1964 Bulova watch
ob Carter Movement Bulova watch

Bulova 1967 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
AK
Manufacture Year: 
1967
Movement Model: 
UNK
Case Serial No.: 
J977150
Case shape: 
Round
Crystal Details: 
Round domed plastic
Additional Information: 

This is what I believe to be a 1967 Sea King AK.  It is yellow gold with a gold dial.  It is a monocase and i have not opened the case so I do not know what type of movement this has.  

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1967 Bulova watch
1967 Bulova watch

Bulova 1961 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1961
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
11afc
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
F169362
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Hi

I have collected a number of Accutron and Precisionist models over the years, but this is my first venture into vintage.  Im hoping I have bought well it is my birth year watch.  I have little knowledge of this era or really what to look for so it is very much a leap into the unknown.

I would be interested to see forumites opinion on the shading inside the numbers?  Also would it be worth having a full restoration to make it pristine?

Many thanks

 

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1961 Bulova Sea King A watch
1961 Bulova watch
1961 Bulova watch
1961 Bulova watch

Bulova 1969 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
F
Manufacture Year: 
1969
Movement Model: 
11 BLAC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
G115339
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Original Acrylic
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Hello Gents!  Got an M9 Gold Electroplate model here that I can’t seem to ID.  Looks to me like a Sea King or Oceanographer, but the only Signature on the dial is Bulova.  Movement is mechanical 11BLAC. HELP!

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1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch

Bulova 1973 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1973
Movement Model: 
Unknown
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
H05437
Case shape: 
Cushion
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Believe this to be a 1973 Sea King Variant. Made several attempts to remove the case back and gave up for fear of damaging it. Caseback dated N3.

My listing as a 17 jewel is based on assumption. It appears to have never been opened and has spent a very long time in a dresser drawer. Case is sunburst yellow gold with an almost metal flake silver dial that was really difficult to capture in a photo.  Clean polished yellow gold indices with stippled center lines and blue highlighted gold hands with blue center sweep second. Double printed black seconds tracks and "Bulova" Text.

As close as I could come in the database is Sea King "GD", which appears to be identical except the GD is in a stainless case with a whale on the dial. I haven't researched price lists, but would guess this is a "G_". First letter G with a second letter designation.

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1973 Bulova Sea King watch
1973 Bulova watch
1973 Bulova watch
1973 Bulova watch
1973 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch advert

Bulova 1956 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1956
Movement Model: 
Unk
Case Serial No.: 
B259297
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Vintage Bulova  "Sea King " Variant

Manual Wind - Sweeping red seconds hand

Fully Serviced & timed and keeping excellent time.

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1956 L6 Bulova Sea King watch
1956 Bulova watch
1956 Bulova watch
1956 Bulova watch

Bulova 1969 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1969
Movement Model: 
11 BLAC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
G45099
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This certainly appears to be a 1969 Sea King.  I found a couple other examples of the exact dial style including the numerals and the Sea King - Whale - Automatic designation.  You're seeing the eBay seller's pics, they're better than I could take.  The strap isn't to my liking, I have a NOS period correct black lizard strap on the way.

This is my first vintage watch, I think it's stunning, and I'm in love with it.

OH!  I did a 12 hour timing...12 hours on the watch was 11:59:43.17 on a stopwatch.  I'm guessing that's pretty good?

Any thoughts and comments welcome.

 

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1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch

Bulova 1972 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
GH
Manufacture Year: 
1972
Movement Model: 
11 ANC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
G 81899
Case shape: 
Cushion
Crystal Details: 
acrylic dome
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Sorry, posting this a second time. I'm hoping the mods can remove the first. 

Recent purchase. It's my birth-year watch. It's currently in my brother's possession in Canada while I'm in India. I'll pick it up at Christmas. 

I love the look of this watch, and it fits the description of the Sea King from the 1972 catalog here(1972 Bulova Advertisement 5261 - screen capt'd and added). The only thing it's missing is the little whale on the dial. (Not sure if it is actually missing, or if it's a 'redial')

I'll update the info here once I have it in hand. 

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1972 Sea King GH 12281-2Y
1972 Bulova watch
1972 Bulova watch
1972 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1969 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
ES
Manufacture Year: 
1969
Movement Model: 
11BLC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
G415925
Case shape: 
Cushion
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1969 Sea King ES as per: http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/uploaded_photos/user2196/CederRapidsGazetteNov06_1969WEB.jpg

Similar to https://mybulova.com/watches/1970-sea-king-5848 but M9, with same (broken) bracelet as above ad, with "Sea King" indicated on dial. 

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1969 Bulova Sae King watch
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch

Bulova 1959 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1959
Movement Model: 
-
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
D741541
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
appears original
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Unuasal case.

round but has "open" lugs.

looks like the original band, as it coordinates with the lugs perfectly.

10KGF with stainless back.

marked waterproof

manual wind.

35mm across (not including crown) and  40mm lug to lug.

i'm sorry i can't open the case to get more info.

 

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1959 Bulova watch
1959 Bulova watch
1959 Bulova watch
1959 Bulova watch
1959 Bulova watch