Bulova 1969 Sea King

2/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.01
Manufacture Year: 
1969
Movement Model: 
10BLAC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
G303755
Case shape: 
Round
Crystal Details: 
diameter is 28.2
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Date code on movement is M-9, case diameter is 32.5mm

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JustGary 1969 Bulova seaKing 01 09 2014
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
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bobbee
Posted January 4, 2013 - 5:21pm

What is the date mark on the movement please? Any sizes, i.e. case diameter, crystal diameter?

JustGary
Posted January 4, 2013 - 6:09pm

Date code on movement is M-9, case diameter is 32.5mm, crystal diameter is 28.2.

JustGary
Posted January 4, 2013 - 7:59pm

Thanks Bobbee, I picked this up on eBay, needed a crystal. Since I'm new to wristwatches, the whale dial sort of caught my eye. Do the named models represent a better quality watch, or was this a marketing program?

mybulova_admin
Posted January 5, 2013 - 4:44am

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Sea King would be my call.

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bobbee
Posted January 6, 2013 - 4:21pm

Named and variants of those names make it easier to find the watch you want, and is less impersonal than a number, so I would say marketing, Gary.

I agree with the Sea King call.

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William Smith
Posted January 6, 2013 - 5:39pm

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Lots in commone w/ Sea King....similar to one of the 1967 ads Bobbee posted above....

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bobbee
Posted January 6, 2013 - 6:25pm

1969 ad,Will

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William Smith
Posted January 6, 2013 - 6:36pm

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Thanks Bobbee....The year was right in the file name too....I just spaced it out by a couple years...

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bobbee
Posted January 6, 2013 - 6:52pm

Will, I just checked the bottom ad link above for the Clipper
"A", same pic used for both ads, 1967 and 1969.

Now what? Do we just go with the nearest year?