Bulova 1953 Seabee

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2.67
Manufacture Year: 
1953
Movement Model: 
10BUC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
7004871
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
31mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

really worn case, a couple of lugs worn through to the spring bar holes. this old veteran still runs after a couple of winds. opens from the front, must have stem removed to access movement I think, some help here please. Case back marked Bulova- stainless steel back- anti magnetic- shock resistant- water tite-L3 Sorry no movement pic tonight,

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mybulova_admin
Posted February 9, 2013 - 7:22am

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Has 'Water Tite' stamped on the back case...thus

A 'Water Tite' variant unknown for me.

mybulova_admin
Posted February 14, 2013 - 7:27am

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Any takers for Water Tite?

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William Smith
Posted February 14, 2013 - 2:36pm

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Don't we see the "water tite" markings on case backs of watches which are other than Water Tite models?

Geoff Baker
Posted February 15, 2013 - 7:44am

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I'm suggesting Seabee based on the dial, the case matches all three ads but the dial is the difference. It wouldn't surprise me that all three would be marked watertite.

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William Smith
Posted February 16, 2013 - 4:25am

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I gotta go unknown for now...

mybulova_admin
Posted February 17, 2013 - 12:19am

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I'm good with Seabee...seems the closest match.

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bourg01
Posted February 19, 2013 - 2:33pm

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II agree with Admin, that Seabee ad is the closest match to the dial. Here again we might speculate that the artist just didn't get all the detail down to print.

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William Smith
Posted February 19, 2013 - 5:05pm

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I'm good with Seebee as tentative ID.  Shawn, the snippet above is from the Bulova-produced matt ads, so I'm guessing they were a little more reliable on artist rendition issues.

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William Smith
Posted February 22, 2013 - 4:32am

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So any nays to the Seebee ID?