Sea King

Bulova 1970 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1970
Movement Model: 
11blc
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
d73490
Case shape: 
Cushion
Crystal Details: 
press fit
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Hey all,

I dont really need a identification , i dont think, as i have seen this watch once before here , when  i was a lurker.

The case date code is a M0 . The model , as i understand it , is the Seaking "fl" . I have no idea what the fl means . So if anybody has that info , please by all means let me know.

The watch was another Fleabay find. It came with a second watch, a 1940's wind up bulova {im not done it yet}'The listing said the blue dialed whale bulova{the seaking} worked, but the timing was off. I got the auction for 30 bucks US . 

When i got the watch , the older bulova didnt work, it needs a clean and oiling. The Seaking came on a speidel stretch band{which i am no fan of} The case was scratched up badly, and the crystal was cracked badly and not usable .

It took a few days, but i ordered a new GSdivers type press fit crystal for it. I then serviced the movement, which was all it needed to run correctly. It keeps time just fine now. The watch winds up and runs nicely.

I relumed both the hands and the dial, as they both had that old lume that was turning brown black. 

I gently filed, sanded , and buffed out the case , with out deforming the case or ruining the water resistance. I also replaced the gaskets on the back end.

Then i put a new stainless steel bracelet on it that matched and fit well. The watch could be for sale, but for some reason the page wont let me keep the check mark by the for sale.

Hope you all like it.

Rod

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1970 Sea ing crotchhasteeh 01 09 2014
1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch

Bulova 1969 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
FL
Manufacture Year: 
1969
Movement Model: 
11BLC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
G751511
Case shape: 
Cushion
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
domed acrylic
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I received this watch a few days ago,and just want to know more about it.I have seen the same one on here but it was listed as a 1970 SeaKing FL,but the year marker on the case back of mine is M9.I was also curious as to water resistance,and anything i can find out.

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Bulova watch

Bulova 1967 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
AK
Manufacture Year: 
1967
Movement Model: 
UNK
Case Serial No.: 
J883005
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I believe I was able to match this watch to this ad for a Sea King "AK" (found here on mybulova.com). I'm almost positive this is the same model, but I'm having trouble finding any other information on the Sea King AK here or other places. And I have not seem a similar face on any other model or watch in any photos I can find.

Watch is running great and looks great with just a few minor scratches and wear.

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Bulova 1961 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
K
Manufacture Year: 
1961
Movement Model: 
11 AFC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
F 492 753
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
plastic
Gender: 
Mens
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Bulova watch
Bulova watch
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Bulova 1970 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
FL
Manufacture Year: 
1970
Movement Model: 
11BLC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
D51868
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
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Bulova watch
Bulova watch

Bulova 1966 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1966
Movement Model: 
11ALC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
na
Case Serial No.: 
H935688
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
29.0mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Case is all stainless steel.  Dial is origial as far as I can tell.  I have seen simialr on eBay a few times (where this one was acquired).  Also is identical to one owned by my grandfather.

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Bulova watch_03292013
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1972 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
GK
Manufacture Year: 
1972
Movement Model: 
UNK
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
UNK
Case Serial No.: 
G53032
Case shape: 
Cushion
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1972 NOS Bulova Sea King GK in original clam shell display case. Marked Gold Electroplated Bezel. I found it interesting that most of the 'whales' are a dark color......this one is WHITE. Should they have named it MOBY?

Added 3/5/2013

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1972 Bulova Sea King GK Watch Geoffrey Baker 3/5/213
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Bulova Watch

Bulova 1969 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1969
Movement Model: 
10BLAC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
G303755
Case shape: 
Round
Crystal Details: 
diameter is 28.2
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Date code on movement is M-9, case diameter is 32.5mm

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JustGary 1969 Bulova seaKing 01 09 2014
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch

Bulova 1965 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
AB
Manufacture Year: 
1965
Movement Model: 
11ALC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
H811785
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
28mm diameter plastic i think
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Gold electroplated bezel  - Stainless steel back - Waterproof, antimagnetic, shock proof.   all on back.  Unusual dial     -    obviously the second hand has come off at some time  -  will fix when we have time

Possibly one of the clipper variations ????    dentification would be most appreciated.

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Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova watch

Bulova 1970 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1970
Movement Model: 
11BLC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
H428466
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

Has screw back ring that has to be removed. then the back will come out. Back has NO Date code

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