Bulova 1968 Sea King

3/10 votes
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F 41517
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This is the 1968 manual-winding model I don't know nothing about except the case number and year of manufacture. The diameter is 35 mm without crown, upper portion of the case is brushed, bevels on sides and sides themselves are polished. The screw-down back has all the usual writings on it - Waterproof, Stainless Steel Case, Shock Resistant, Anti-Magnetic. Seems to me like one of examples of that outdoor-type wave of watches.

All over a little sweet beater which goes on and on...

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'68 Bulova
FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted February 25, 2014 - 8:30am

looks like a 'SEA KING'

Geoff Baker
Posted February 26, 2014 - 6:36am

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I guess it could be Mark, we just don't have anything showing it as one. I feel like I've seen this watch dozens of time and recognize it right away (it's very similar to my daily driver) but I just don't see anything to ID it.

Nice looking watch farar, classic look. I'm going with an Unknown ID for now.

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted March 5, 2014 - 9:25am

Although the Dial differs We see the Case, Movement type (manual), Jewel Count and Hands in the 'SEA KING' "GQ" variant.

Bulova Dealer inventory sheet Dated 1972 http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/Bulova_AD_1972_20.jpg

The "GH", "GK" and "GJ" variants of the 'SEA KING' illustrated in the same image all show identical Cases with differing Dials.


tentative 'SEA KING' unknown variant.

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William Smith
Posted March 7, 2014 - 1:51am

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OK   I got it now. "GH", "GK", "GJ" identicla cases w/ different dials- all Sea King.  The "GQ" at top of ad does have case (and jewel count etc...) matching subject watch.

I'm good with a tentative "Sea King" unknown variant.

Posted March 9, 2014 - 5:34am

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Unknown for me. It could be a Sea King, but it could just as easily not be.

Posted March 18, 2014 - 7:31am

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Two for tentative Sea King and two for unknown. Any comments from the rest of the panel members?

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Reverend Rob
Posted March 18, 2014 - 8:08am

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Tentative Sea King for me.