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Bulova 1969 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1969

Movement Model: 

11BLC

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

F799747

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

 

1969 Bulova Sea King

Black dial version of the AB

Case is yellow gold electroplate, dated M8, stainless steel back, case# 2551; movement is a 17 jewel Swiss-made 11BLC, manual winding, dated M9; Black luminous dial with gold accents; expansion band added and not original.

1965/66 ads; the color ad mentions a black dial option

 

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Bulova 1965 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1965

Movement Model: 

11ALC

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

H814591

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Round domed Crystal.

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

This is what I believe to be a 1965 Sea King.  It is yellow gold plated.   It has a wonder champagne dial with applied yellow gold hour stick markers.  The case back and movement are both marked M5.  It is 33mm in diameter.  

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1965 Bulova Sea King watch
1965 Bulova watch
1965 Bulova watch

Bulova 1971 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

DS

Manufacture Year: 

1971

Movement Model: 

11BLCD

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

H699221

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

 

1971 Bulova Sea King 'DS'

Case is 10K Yellow RGP with a stainless back, dated N1, case# 2520 (same as the Date King NO that I posted); multi-color dial with luminous hands and dots at each marker; Swiss-made movement, 17 jewels, manual-winding.

This model looks identical to the Date King 'PC'; but as I have seen in ads, the Date King calendar models were replaced by the end of the 1960s and I have only found a couple 1969 Date King ads, and none after that.

1969 Sea King Ad

 

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Bulova 1973 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

GE

Manufacture Year: 

1973

Movement Model: 

11AN

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

F91251

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

 

1973 Bulova Sea King 'GE'

All stainless case, dated N1, #3150; blue and black dial with white and red accents; Swiss 11AN 17-jewel movement, manual-wind, dated N3; band is not original.

1972 ad

 

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Bulova 1969 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1969

Movement Model: 

11BLACD

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

G513584

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Acrylic with Date Magnifier

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Signed Bulova, Sea King, and Automatic.  Not sure if crystal is original, have never seen one with date magnifier.

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1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch

Bulova 1969 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

CQ

Manufacture Year: 

1969

Movement Model: 

11BLCD

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

H94050

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

1969 Bulova Sea King 'CQ'

Stainless steel case and back, case #2519, dated M9; silver dial with luminous hands and markers; manual-wind Swiss-made 17-jewel movement, no import stamp, dated M9. Band was the one that came with the watch, though appears to not be the original, according to the ads.

Ads are showing the Sea King calendar models appearing in 1969, and I do not find this design amongst other models, like the Clipper line or Date Kings. Two 1969 ads stating this one as the Sea King 'CQ'.

 

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Bulova 1970 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1970

Movement Model: 

11BLC

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

H168014

Case shape: 

Round

Crystal Details: 

Acrylic

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Gold Electroplate Bezel, gold color dial signed Bulova with black whale.  Sea King?  Please help ID.

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1970 Bulova Sea king watch
1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch

Bulova 1970 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

FL

Manufacture Year: 

1970

Movement Model: 

11BLC

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

D44435

Case shape: 

Cushion

Crystal Details: 

Acrylic

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Blue Patina dial signed Bulova with whale.  Please help ID.

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1970 Bulova Sea King FL watch
1970 Bulova watch

Bulova 1957 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1957

Movement Model: 

11 AC

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

63175

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Other

Crystal Details: 

27.6

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

It has a US Zone Germany

Runs, keeps time, only the band has been replaced. 

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 Bulova watch
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Bulova 1955 Sea King

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1955

Movement Model: 

Unknown

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

A738003

Case shape: 

Round

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

All indications point to this being a 1955 Sea King. 

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1955 Bulova watch
1955 Bulova watch