Bulova 1969 Sea King "FL"

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.7525
Variant: 
FL
Manufacture Year: 
1969
Movement Model: 
11BLC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
G751511
Case shape: 
Cushion
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
domed acrylic
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I received this watch a few days ago,and just want to know more about it.I have seen the same one on here but it was listed as a 1970 SeaKing FL,but the year marker on the case back of mine is M9.I was also curious as to water resistance,and anything i can find out.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted May 2, 2013 - 4:02pm

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redbird33
Posted May 2, 2013 - 4:35pm

So would it be a 1969 Seaking FL?

JP
Posted May 2, 2013 - 6:07pm

Panel Member

My vote is 69 Sea King 

 

OldTicker
Posted May 2, 2013 - 6:15pm

Sea King "FL" would be my vote...

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redbird33
Posted May 2, 2013 - 6:53pm

Thanks

JP
Posted May 2, 2013 - 7:52pm

Panel Member

Amend my vote to Sea King FL

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redbird33
Posted May 2, 2013 - 8:40pm

What does the FL stand for?

OldTicker
Posted May 2, 2013 - 8:56pm

Its just a model designation to separate it from the other Sea Kings, as there were quite a few different models. Dial color & appearance, Bezel shape and composition, Band style & material and even Movement type will vary from Sea King & other Bulova models, so just calling it a Sea King could get confusing to the public.

Your watch is water resistant, but not waterproof, and if it has not been serviced lately, it may not be very water resistant either because the gaskets on the winding stem and case back will dry out and crack as well as the seal on the crystal.

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redbird33
Posted May 2, 2013 - 9:11pm

I appreciate the information,thanks to everyone.....

mybulova_admin
Posted May 3, 2013 - 3:52am

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I believe the whale symbol indicates that the watch 'was' certified as waterproof when originally manufactured. Good ID!