Bulova 1959 Seabee "B"

8/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.87625
Variant: 
B
Manufacture Year: 
1959
Movement Model: 
11afc
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
D786033
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Bulova "SEABEE" Charcoal dial. Love this design!

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OldTicker
Posted December 5, 2012 - 8:13pm

So where is the variant designation?

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William Smith
Posted December 5, 2012 - 8:16pm

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Seebee "B"  w/ model number from ad, and confirmed in pirce list snippets for dial color.

OldTicker
Posted December 5, 2012 - 8:21pm

Its not showing up on the subject record title...its just showing up as a SeaBee.

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William Smith
Posted December 5, 2012 - 8:29pm

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count of votes to date below.  Note the second model list snippet confirming dial color as variant "B" was posted after several folks voted for base model name Seebee.  I probably shoulda stuck it in chronological order of comments, but wanted it next to OT's model list snippet for comparison.
 4   Seebee: bourg01, Fifth, Plains, JP
 4   Seebee "B":  Old Ticker, Will, DarHin, Bobbee

So based on time stamp of my reply commnet, all members who voted for Seebee (no variant) did so before the other price list info was available in post.

OldTicker
Posted December 5, 2012 - 8:38pm

Ok, so why did we publish it?...no doubt its a SeaBee, but since its published, it will go on record as a generic SeaBee when it is actually a SeaBee "B" as proven. Then it will get forgotten and remain that way like others that seem to be missing variant designation.

This watch was posted this morning...it could remain unknown for another day or two so the panel can get a chance to see the record...not?

 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted December 5, 2012 - 8:37pm

'B'

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Reverend Rob
Posted December 5, 2012 - 8:39pm

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SeaBee 'B' for me as well. 

Geoff Baker
Posted December 6, 2012 - 7:00am

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C B B - cute huh? So if this is the "B", is this the "A"?

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1959-seabee-4712

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William Smith
Posted December 6, 2012 - 11:26am

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I'd say yes it is.

Jim Townsend
Posted April 8, 2014 - 4:07pm