Bulova 1969 Sea King

5/10 votes
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This belongs to a fellow watchmaker I met in Cincinnati recently and the pictures really don't do it justice. I had a pic of the caseback and hence the serial number and/or date, but I have lost it somehow. It's a good example of a customized dial Bulova, and fully serviced, of course!

I'll see if I can get the caseback markings to complete this record.

By kind permission of the owner. 

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1969 Bulova Sea King watch
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
Posted December 1, 2015 - 5:43am

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Thinking a Bulova Sea King model.

Pan American College


Geoff Baker
Posted December 1, 2015 - 7:02am

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I agree, perhaps the E variant? This is what I found. I suspect the 'six' is actually supposed to look the same as the nine, twelve and three and that what we see here is a fault in the advert.


Posted December 1, 2015 - 7:48am

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Another potential model, Bulova Sportsman 'A', variant suggests different styles. Fitting model for Pen State.

Bulova Sportsman 'A'

Geoff Baker
Posted December 2, 2015 - 8:15am

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Spokesman, not Sportsman. I looked at that advert for a bit and pondered the curiosity that a watch called Spokesman would be used to advertise the College. It almost seemed a play on words. I think I moved past it based on the year of the advert.

Posted December 1, 2015 - 7:58am

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I would go with the Sea King; the lugs on subject watch look more similar to the Sea King vs. the Sportsman (more thicker and straight), 'E' variant could be a match, though ad does not state case color.

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Reverend Rob
Posted December 1, 2015 - 4:02pm

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I'm thinking the lugs match the Sea King.

Posted December 1, 2015 - 7:58pm

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Sea King from me, three ticks. Very nice watch Rev.

Posted December 2, 2015 - 3:33am

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Sea King for me too