Bulova 1969 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 
1969
Movement Model: 
Unknown
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
G131869
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1969 Boluva Watch.  I am unknown of the value or the style.  Do any of you know what it is?  This is my grandfathers watch.

Not For Sale
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
FifthAvenueRest...
Posted July 13, 2013 - 9:25pm

I'll guess the Watch is 17 Jewels, Manually wound.

If so

I'd guess a 'SEA KING' model.

similarly Cased Watch here  http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1968-sea-king-3952

Geoff Baker
Posted July 14, 2013 - 6:11am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hi Sean, welcome to myBulova. It's exciting for you to have your grandfathers watch. I think some of the most valuable watches are those with family ties. As an heirloom, it's priceless. I don't see much of a match looking through our ads so I'm inclined to vote it 'Unknown' for now. We'll keep looking though. I appears as though you grandfather took very good care of the watch. If you plan to wear it, I suggest having it professionally serviced.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted July 14, 2013 - 6:48am

agreed, 'UNKNOWN'.

sean.day
Posted July 14, 2013 - 10:03am

Cool. Thanks guys!  It's exciting to read all of the comments!

mybulova_admin
Posted July 15, 2013 - 6:45am

Club 5000Panel Member

Can you tell us what details are written on the back case please.

sean.day
Posted July 15, 2013 - 11:12am

Ok, from the top moving right:

Bulova

Anti Magnetic

10k Rolled gold plate

G131869 M9

Shock Resistant

Water Resistant

 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted July 15, 2013 - 1:56pm

'69 is correct, Movement Model field should be entered as 'Unknown'.

Sean,

Also, are the Hands lumious and are there lumious dots at the Hour markers on the Dial?

mybulova_admin
Posted August 4, 2013 - 1:32am

Club 5000Panel Member

If it is 17J, then a Sea King "E" looks to be a match. I think the part circle at the 6 position is just a scan quirk as it would not make sense to have a 6 there as the other main numbers are all markers.

1969 Bulova advert

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 4, 2013 - 7:22am

agreed 'SEA KING'

as suspected.

Geoff Baker
Posted August 8, 2013 - 5:30am

Club 5000Panel Member

Sea King works for me.