Sea King

Bulova 1955 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1955
Movement Model: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
A738003
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

All indications point to this being a 1955 Sea King. 

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1955 Bulova watch
1955 Bulova watch

Bulova 1966 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
D
Manufacture Year: 
1966
Movement Model: 
11AFC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
I870006
Case shape: 
Round
Additional Information: 

M6 date on the case. It matches the ad for the 1968 Sea King. Waterproof

Signed T Swiss Made T

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1966 Bulova watch
1966 Bulova watch
1966 Bulova watch
1966 Bulova watch
1966 Bulova watch

Bulova 1967 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1967
Movement Model: 
11ALC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
J412566
Case shape: 
Round
Crystal Details: 
Acrylic
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Dial signed BULOVA, WATERPROOF, T SWISS T.

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1967 Bulova  Sea King A watch
1967 Bulova watch
1967 Bulova watch

Bulova 1967 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1967
Movement Model: 
11BLACD
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
J704410
Case shape: 
Cushion
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Hi, I got a while ago, in the US, this lovely 1967 Bulova Sea King (with its original, vintage mesh metal band by JB Champion that unfortunately cannot be shortened, I am at the maximu, short setting of the clasp.... and is too large for my think wrist..... sigh...., so I replaced with a nice Kreisler USA). It's got a sturdy 11BLACD caliber (stamped M9 = 1969)
I don' t know what Sea King model it could be as it has not exactly a round shape, would not know how to call this case shape ?

Anybody has an idea of the model ?

thanks in advance

 

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1967 Bulova Sea king watch
1967 Bulova watch
1967 Bulova watch
1967 Bulova watch
1967 Bulova watch

Bulova 1969 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
BW
Manufacture Year: 
1969
Movement Model: 
11ALAC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
M9
Case Serial No.: 
G107128
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 This one appears to be right on the edge of a name change. Sea King "BW". Watch is dated 1969. Per ads in the Db, it was the Clipper "A" until 1967, and re-appears in 1969 as the SK "BW". with changes in face and case text. Face marked "T Swiss Made T" and sports lumed hands and numbers. Referenced ad is dated 1969, same as the watch.

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1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch advert

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