1962 Bulova - Merchandising/Service award watch?

My husband was given this watch and has had it in his tool box a couple years. I am including a picture of the watch face. From my amatuer research, it appears to me it could be a merchandising watch. The image below the Bulova name on the face is definitely of a pig and it has 6 small red or orange squares on each side of the pig in a checkerboard pattern. There is no company name listed. The only words on the face besides the Bulova name are Swiss on the very bottom and Waterproof.

Here are what the markings on the back read. They are very clear but I couldn't get a good picture of it that was worth posting. 

BULOVA

10 KT  R.G.P.

SHOCK RESISTENT / WATERPROOF / ANTI-MAGNETIC

M2  / G187642

Any information on this piece would be helpful. Thank you.Unknown Bulova

mybulova_admin
Posted October 31, 2011 - 6:23am

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1962 Sea King. Missing the center second hand.

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shooter144
Posted October 31, 2011 - 8:57am

Could be a Purina marketing watch, the checkerboard is/was part of their logo...perhaps specific to pig feed sales

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Wayne Hanley
Posted October 31, 2011 - 10:20am

Here in this 1961 ad (Although I can't read the descriptive text)- Watch at top right - case lugs, dial all match. Good ID Admin!!!

 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 31, 2011 - 10:33am

Purina Mills

mybulova_admin
Posted October 31, 2011 - 5:46pm

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Firth....were do you find trhese watches?

You always amaze me.

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shooter144
Posted October 31, 2011 - 10:38am

That was easy...

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Wayne Hanley
Posted November 2, 2011 - 2:00am

 Fifth is this a Purina pig? The lugs on Brooke's watch appear to be pigl-tail-ish & I wonder if that may have influenced case selection for the award watch.

plainsmen
Posted November 2, 2011 - 6:17am

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I hink that's Frank Lloyd Wright in the white jacket poking that pig!

SWEEEET AD WAYNE!!

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 2, 2011 - 5:17pm

A Berkshire Pig, beleive it or not.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 2, 2011 - 6:07am

heh.

Interestingly both Watches are 'SEA KING's

Brooke
Posted November 2, 2011 - 3:13pm

Thanks everyone. I kept checking my email because I thought it would notify me of a response, my apologies for not checking this post directly earlier. I appreciate everyone's input. Is there any value to it? If there is, I'd like to get it to someone who could restore it and appreciate it.  

Brooke
Posted November 2, 2011 - 3:15pm

 Also, is mine missing its second-hand? It didn't look like it had every been opened but it does appear it should have one. I figured it had to be associated with an agricultural company but couldn't find anything related to it when I searched. Didn't take you folks long at all to find it. :)

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shooter144
Posted November 2, 2011 - 3:24pm

It should have a secs hand and they are available. If you want to have it restored, several members here provide that service.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted November 2, 2011 - 3:24pm

Brooke

Was your husband awarded this watch or just acquired it & put it in his tool box, maybe as a work watch?

Brooke
Posted November 2, 2011 - 3:33pm

 Wayne, no it wasn't his. His father buys and resells items regularly and gave it to my husband for some reason. He put it in his toolbox, as you guessed it, just to monitor the time. He was just cleaning out his tool box and asked me if I thought it was worth anything or if he should just discard it.

Shooter, I don't want to get it restored. I was more interested in getting it to someone who could appreciate it, if it was worth their time. I don't want to discard something that would interest a collector. I asked about value simply to be able to tell if it was worth it for anyone, not so much to make money off of. If it has no value then I'm sure none of you would take the time to restore it.

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Posted November 2, 2011 - 5:12pm

Man, why couldn't this Watch have been in a sock drawer...

The Watch has worth Brooke, more to some than to others. If I were mine to restore I'd have the Purina logo removed, someone else may want it on the Dial and not....if that makes sense?

A lot hinges on the logo, obviously it would be of more worth to a Purina or vintage advertisment buff ect. than Us Watch bums as the 'SEA KING' is not uncommon.

: )

Brooke
Posted November 4, 2011 - 2:58pm

 Thank you to everyone for your input. I appreciate you! :)