Bulova 1965 Sea Cloud "C"

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
C
Manufacture Year: 
1965
Movement Model: 
10BZ
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
043118
Case shape: 
Square
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

Overall Length: 35mm

Case Length: 26mm

Width: 26mm

Inside Lugs: 17mm

Movement Date Code: M5

Case Date Code: M5

Solid 14KYG

*06-23-12* The ad shown is from 1965.

 

 

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DarHin
Posted March 9, 2012 - 12:39am

On the movement there is a capital L stamped below the word "Watch". Anyone know it's significance?

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William Smith
Posted March 9, 2012 - 3:12am

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nice watch again!

Jim Townsend
Posted March 9, 2012 - 4:36pm

Excellent watch verey nice i'm drooling once again..........Very nice collection you have i must say class and very clean pieces.

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DarHin
Posted March 9, 2012 - 4:46pm

Thanks.

That's me, classy and clean.

Jim Townsend
Posted March 9, 2012 - 5:44pm

Lol and so are your watches how fitting :)

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William Smith
Posted April 28, 2012 - 1:36pm

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DarHin  Is the "L" which you ask about the symbol which admin called the "chevron" in a cross post discussion?

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DarHin
Posted April 28, 2012 - 1:42pm

Yes, I guess it could be a chevron as it appears to be slightly > a 90 deg angle. When I get the new stem and have it open I'll takes some better pics.

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William Smith
Posted April 28, 2012 - 2:15pm

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The complications of the other watch w/ chevrons are not present in 10BZ.  Any ideas on what that chevron could indicate. 

When Bulova printed or stamped things on mvnts/cases/bands this took considerable effort at point of stamping. They would not go to this effort if these imprints didn't mean something.  We often just don't know what yet.  IMO all machine or hand stamped info on watches, cases, etc are important, and should be entered in the "additional information" field at root of watch record. It would be nice to have photos too, not to support the record owners interpretation of this info, but to allow others to see what these markings look like.   Things like the Chevron or "L" in subject watch; BXW import code; etc  While we may not know or care what these things mean now...when we do, it will be difficult to search where they occur if they are left off record.  

 

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DarHin
Posted April 28, 2012 - 2:43pm

Both 23j, Marks is 10 BN base model w/ 6 adj's, mine is 10BZ base model unadjusted. Lisa/NOVA has a 10BZ identical to mine.

I looked on Dr Ranfft's site, http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&a&2uswk , trying to see if the 10BN and 10BZ were from the same "family" but he doesn't list the 10BN.

 

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DarHin
Posted June 23, 2012 - 12:53pm

I've replaced the previous ad for the Sea Cloud "C" from 1967 with the new one found by Jim from 1965 showing the Sea Cloud , no variant.

I think I should drop the "C" variant from my model as it appears to match the new '65 ad. Actually, I see no discernable difference between the ads other than the year.

Old '67 ad:

New '65 ad: