Bulova 1966 Sea King "AK"

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.151429
Variant: 
AK
Manufacture Year: 
1966
Movement Model: 
11ALC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
1619111
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Not For Sale
Habitant 1966 Bulova Sea King 11 17 2014
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Habitant
Posted November 8, 2014 - 2:12pm

Closest model I've found to this, although not sweep second, of course, is the Squadron L.

mybulova_admin
Posted November 8, 2014 - 7:59pm

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Can you confirm the M6 on case and movement?

Habitant
Posted November 9, 2014 - 1:38pm

Yes, it's M6, absolutely. Extra case pictures uploaded.

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1955mercury
Posted November 9, 2014 - 6:17pm

Look at the first ad posted under "New Bulova Watch Ads 1960-1969". Looks like the "Sea King AK."

 

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bobbee
Posted November 10, 2014 - 5:18am

Many SK "AK" ads, very good ad match.

Geoff Baker
Posted November 10, 2014 - 6:32am

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Hello Hab, welcome to myBulova. Nice old Bulova watch. I agree with a Sea King AK ID.

Andersok
Posted November 10, 2014 - 8:41am

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Certainly looks like a Sea King; but I am not sure about the "AK" variant. When I look at the handful of ads for the AK they all show the luminous dots on the inside of the markers (subj watch has them on outside) and the smaller markers do not appear flat (subj watch looks flat).

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1955mercury
Posted November 10, 2014 - 9:40am

By golley, you are right Andersok. Good job of noticing that detail. This one is going to require more researching.

Habitant
Posted November 10, 2014 - 6:32pm

Wow, nice result, fellas. I'm waiting for the watch to arrive and will need to do some mechanical restoration work (broken balance staff, missing stem, etc), as you can see. But the markers are, I believe, pitched and not flat. But the lume is certainly on the outside of the markers, as you rightly point out. 

Thanks so much for your work on this!

plainsmen
Posted November 13, 2014 - 8:21pm

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 I also agree with a Sea King AK ID.