Bulova 1967 Sea King "AK"

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.802
Variant: 
AK
Manufacture Year: 
1967
Movement Model: 
UNK
Case Serial No.: 
J883005
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I believe I was able to match this watch to this ad for a Sea King "AK" (found here on mybulova.com). I'm almost positive this is the same model, but I'm having trouble finding any other information on the Sea King AK here or other places. And I have not seem a similar face on any other model or watch in any photos I can find.

Watch is running great and looks great with just a few minor scratches and wear.

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Bulova Sea King AK Face
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bourg01
Posted April 20, 2013 - 12:52pm

Panel Member

I'd bet it's of the Sea King models but not the AK, your watch has a cold dial and the hour markers don.t match the ad though the case appears to be dead on.

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bobbee
Posted April 20, 2013 - 2:06pm

 

                                      SK "AK", 1967 ad. legend says "silver or gilt dial".

 

                                                      

bourg01
Posted April 20, 2013 - 2:41pm

Panel Member

Ooops, Nice catch bobbee, I missed that alltogether. Better ad pic shows proper markers as well. I'm in with SK "AK"

JP
Posted April 20, 2013 - 4:19pm

Panel Member

SK "AK" from me

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William Smith
Posted April 20, 2013 - 4:47pm

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Sea King AK from me too!

HD0303
Posted April 20, 2013 - 5:21pm

Awesome - thanks everyone! Was the "AK" a limited release model? I'm curious why it was so hard to find any info/ examples other than these ads.

Geoff Baker
Posted April 21, 2013 - 4:39am

Club 5000Panel Member

HD - Bulova tells us they lost all of their production records prior to the mids 70's so we have no way of knowing. Bulova was (and still is) in the business of mass producing watches for worldwide distribution, it's unlikey it was limited release. Some models certainly appear more regularly than others. I imagine that they discontinued those that didn't sell, perhaps this was one.