Sea King

Bulova 1971 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1971
Movement Model: 
11ANC
Case Serial No.: 
T001630
Case shape: 
Cushion
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Additional Information: 
Thank you in advance for your opinions on my Grandfather's watch. I don't have anything to add about the watch that cannot be seen in the pictures other than at the bottom of the face is printed "T SWISS T" .   I found someone posting a Bulova for sale on an auction site that seemed identical to mine, other than it having a speidel bracelet. The following is his description.    "Vintage 1971 hand wound bulova men's watch. Running conditions. 17 jewels. Very nice silvertone dial. The first Bulova i've seen with a dial this color. It must be rare. Between a silver to grey with purpleish blue hue. Marked "Bulova TSwissT" on face and marked "11 ANC" on movement."   I have not had the back opened on my watch (is it a screw off?) so I don't know about the "11 ANC" , or the jewel count, otherwise it sounds and looks just like mine.  Again, thank you for any help in identifying this model as I have come up empty.   Bryan Peterson.  

 

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Bryan214 1971 Bulova 01 22 2015
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Bulova 1972 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
GN
Manufacture Year: 
1972
Movement Model: 
11AN
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
H976288
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Case is in okay shape, crystal needs buffing.  Nice little whale watch.

I believe the matching ad shows it to be the "Sea King GN"

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1972 Bulova Sea King "GN"
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Bulova 1966 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
AK
Manufacture Year: 
1966
Movement Model: 
11ALC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
1619111
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
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Habitant 1966 Bulova Sea King 11 17 2014
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Bulova 1952 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1953
Movement Model: 
10BUC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
6773227
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1953 Bulova Sea King

10KT RGP watertite press-fit case with stainless back, dated L3. White dial with radium hands and markers, red sweep second hand. Movement is the 17 Jewel 10BUC manual wind dated L3. Replacement strap.

Supporting 1955 Ad

Identical to a recently identified model

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Bulova 1952 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1953
Movement Model: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
6773372
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Believe this to be a 1953 Sea King.

Mike

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mirtlem 53 Sea King face 011014
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Bulova 1969 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1970
Movement Model: 
11BLC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
044945
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1970 Bulova Sea King, unknown variant

Case and back are stainless steel dated N0 (1970), Japan made (stamped on inside caseback and inside case) with inside caseback # of J-A2345; no letter in front of s/n.   17 Jewel manual-winding gold color Swiss made 11BLC movement dated N0.   Dial is white, whale symbol (prior years some of these had Sea King on dial, ref 1969 model), luminous hands and markers. 

Looks to be very similar to the early 60s variant 'A' - 1961 ad; no other ads found closer to watch date.

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Andersok 1970 Sea King 091714
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Bulova 1960 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1960
Movement Model: 
?
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
E813067
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I purchased this watch together with the original shop display. It was offered on a Dutch auction website (like Craigslist) as a package deal. In fact the display was advertised and the watch came with it.....

The watch has never been worn and was always part of the display. The previous owner used to import jukeboxes back in the eighties and while searching for jukeboxes in the US he found this  display and though it was nice.

The original box and case are present as well as the guarantee card and tag. There is also a small piece of paper which shows a date (manufacture date?).

On the back there is an engraving: Century Milles 10 year club 1960.

The display is made of metal frame with 2 wooden panels. Behind the left panel (frame) there is a box with inside a light bulb and cylinder which turns around and together with the light it sort of projects text above and under the Sea King watch silhouette. 

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Bulova 1971 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
GK
Manufacture Year: 
1972
Movement Model: 
11ANC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
N/A
Case Serial No.: 
G49147
Case shape: 
Cushion
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
29 mm Round
Additional Information: 

Rear of case is marked Bulova, Gold Electroplate Bezel, Stainless Steel Back, N2 date code. Engraved "Love Forever 5-7-75".

Movement is marked Bulova Watch Co., 17 Seventeen Jewels, 11ANC, Swiss, Unadjusted, N1 date code is stamped on movement. Why is the case date code different than the movement date code?

Speidel band with two links added. My Father-in-Law was a big man.

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Bulova 1960 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
K
Manufacture Year: 
1961
Movement Model: 
11AFC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
F440833
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
29.6 mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Here is a recent ebay  find, looks to be a Sea King K, from 1961. Movement marked M1, case marked on back, Bulova, stainless steel case, shock resistant, F440833, M1, anti magnetic, waterproof, no markings inside case back. Bulova marked crown, expansion band marked Twiston, USA.  Running, case shows a little wear use, dial looks a bit dirty, nice clean  hands.

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Bulova 1961 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1961
Movement Model: 
11AFC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
F569219
Case shape: 
Oval
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Mineral. diam: 29,8 mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

CAIXA (CASE):

  • Material (Material): Stainless steel case;
  • 32,5 mm (sem coroa) x 34,5 mm
  • Medida com coroa (Width with crown): 33,3 mm
  • Asa a asa (Lug to lug): 40,8 mm
  • Espessura (Thickness): 9,0 mm
  • Tampa (Back): Bulova Stainless Steel Case; Waterproof; Antimagnetic; Shock Resistant; F569219; M1. 

MOSTRADOR (DIAL): 2 cores (2 tones).

MOVIMENTO (MOVEMENT): Bulova Watch C.º. 11AFC. 17 jewels. M1. Unadjusted. Swiss.

DOCUMENTOS (PAPERS): Não. (No).

 

posted in 2014-06-08.

 

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