Sea King

Bulova 1965 Sea King

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Manufacture Year: 
1966
Movement Model: 
11ALAC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
I602183
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
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Bulova 1970 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1970
Movement Model: 
11BLL
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
704095
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

1970 Bulova Sea King

Stanless Steel Case

Unique Number & Markers

Manual Wind Movement

Waterproof

 

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Bulova 1970 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1970
Movement Model: 
unk
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
D84650
Case shape: 
Cushion
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

1970 -Stainless Steel Case

Unique White Painted Cross Hairs, Whale, Markers & Hands on a Black Dial

Swiss Made

 

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Bulova 1970 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1970
Movement Model: 
unk
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
H195043
Case shape: 
Round
Crystal Details: 
27.0mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Minute/Seconds track on outer ring of the dial.

Raised rectangular applied hour markers.

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Bulova 1971 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1971
Movement Model: 
unk
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
unk
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

Found in pretty rough shape.  This sweet looking Sea King aka Whale watch cleaned up rather nicely.

I love the blacked out numbers on a unique gold flaked dial.

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1971 Bulova Sea King
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Bulova 1970 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1970
Movement Model: 
None
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
None
Case Serial No.: 
H356697
Case shape: 
Round
Additional Information: 

10K RGP Bezel, Stainless Steel Back: NO=1970                                                                          Dial: Date King with varient Roman Dial, Whale Symbol

Automatic 

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Bulova 1969 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1969
Movement Model: 
unk
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
G472385
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

First set of pics are the "Before" pics, as-purchased off ebay. Watch is currently undergoing restoration at Bulova. Have purchased Speidel crocodile-grained brown/red leather band for installation upon return from Bulova.

Condition before restoration was decent, but somewhat lacking. Dial is near mint, case and crystal scratched. Automatic movement works well, but date function seemed not to be working. All watch hands moved freely and correctly, sweeping as intended.

Interesting note: This is the only Bulova I have seen with this pebbled texture on the dial. Does anyone know how common this feature might be for late 60's or early 70's Bulovas?

 

UPDATE: Watch is now back from Bulova. They did a VERY nice job getting everything working, replacing the crystal, and polishing up the case. I have added a Speidel alligator-grain leather band in a reddish-brown to compliment the gold face and case. She winds and sets perfectly, date changes right on the button.

Overall I am extremely pleased with the restoration and service Bulova provided on this one. It's not mint-showroom condition, but it is very, very presentable, and is now my primary dress watch.

The first 3 images below were before the restoration, the last three are after.

Thanks for all the help identifying this one, and for the advice on getting it in top shape. I'll be hanging onto this one.

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1969 Bulova Sea King
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Bulova 1961 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
D
Manufacture Year: 
1961
Movement Model: 
11AFC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
F621333
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

1961 Bulova "Sea King" 11AFC 17J Unadjusted Swiss M1 Movement 2-Tone White/Silver dial with Raised Silver markers, Luminous hands and marker dots. Stainless case # F621333 M1 date Unmarked Stainless Steel Band. Purchased at a Estate Sale, with Both Original Boxes and paperwork. Looks like it has only been worn a couple of times, Very Clean and Running very Smooth. Looks like it sat on the shelf at the Jewlery Store for awhile, Original bill of sale was 6-16-64 for $45.00 

Update 1-19-12

Confirmation ad courtesy of Simpletreasures ID's this watch as a Sea King "D"...Thanks Bob!

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Bulova 1959 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1959
Movement Model: 
11AFC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
E326895
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

CAIXA: Rolled gold 10K. Diâmetro: 34mm s/ Coroa.

MOVIMENTO: 11AFC 17 jewels.

MOSTRADOR: Black Sun Wave.

Waterproof.

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