Bulova 1963 Surf King

2/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1964
Movement Model: 
11AL
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
4358842
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Stainless steel,  re-finished black dial with luminous  marked silver markers and silver luminous Dauphine hands. 11 Al 17 jewel movement marked M4.Case back is stamped BULOVA M4, Stainless Steel , Shock Resistant, Water Proof, Anti Magnetic. Nothing on the inside case back. 1964 Surf King I believe. Watch center of add page.

 

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JP
Posted March 10, 2013 - 3:01pm

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Surf King

Geoff Baker
Posted March 11, 2013 - 5:36am

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Surf King "GW", was the dial always black?

Gerard
Posted March 11, 2013 - 11:26am

Yes it was black. I had it re-finished. I'm not sure about the black really. Maybe it was re-finished before I bought it. The GW I'm not sure about either.

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William Smith
Posted March 11, 2013 - 6:18pm

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There were not as many Surf King variants in the Model lists as I thought there would be. 
The Fall 1961 list gives us some case color in the "newer watches" section.  

Further down in this 1961 list- after the "newer watches" section- in the "Cumulative" model section, it only has the same four watches listed as available.  

 By Spring 1964 (the last list we have) there were still only 7 variants available in the cumulative section.

Not that many variants for a watch series with two variant letters.  We see the GW appear by 1964, but dial color is not given.  The BW, DW and FW have Black dials (Blk). 

Geoff Baker
Posted March 12, 2013 - 5:45am

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In which case we have a "Surf King" and undetermined variant.

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William Smith
Posted March 13, 2013 - 5:43pm

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Agreed.  Surf King undetermined vairant. ...for now:)

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bobbee
Posted May 16, 2014 - 4:25am

Wrong movement in root record, should be 11, not 10AL.