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Bulova 1954 Seabee

4/10 votes
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10 BCC

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Additional Information

Stainless Steel Watertight Case measures 34mm lug to lug x 28.5mm non inclusive of the Crown.

Butler finish Dial shows Radium Arabic numerals, Bulova signature and tracks are printed in Black with the Register numerically calibrated at 10 Second intervals.

Hour and Minute Hands are Radium style. (missing Center Seconds Hand?)



Vintage Display ad is Dated 1954.




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DarHin's picture
Posted April 27, 2012 - 9:24pm

Sure looks like the "Seabee" and the movement model indicates a sweep seconds hand.

Panel Member
Posted April 27, 2012 - 9:27pm

Looks like a Watertight but the dial says no. Could be the Seabee but the ad is too grainy to get a good look at the sweep seconds track to confirm it as a match. I can't find the ad in the data base to give it a good look either. For sure it's missing the sweeps hand.

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted April 27, 2012 - 9:35pm

1954 ad 1 - the 'MAGELLAN' references the 'SEABEE' for Case identification.

The Dial and Hands are a Match to the Seabee ad.

Panel Member
Posted April 27, 2012 - 10:15pm

Magellan dial doesn't match, and the Reference to Seabee is a change in the band. Not enough concrete data to back this one up as anything but another unknown.

I guess the Seabee ad is in your own collection rather than in the mybulova database and  I presume it's not date confirmed like the Blackout ad you presented a couple weeks back?

Mark, I'm not trying to split hairs with you but if your going to present data, it should be confirmed, dated and it should be in the database for all our membership to look at and form their  own opinions.

Still an unknown, IMO.

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted April 27, 2012 - 10:20pm

The ad was sumbmitted to the site last Year and was in the database but went ways of the 'BLACKOUT' ad - vanished into thin air.


The 1954 'MAGELLAN' ad shows the Case detail much better than the 'SEABEE' ad - the 'SEABEE' ad shows the Dial and Hand details.

Panel Member
Posted April 27, 2012 - 11:27pm

yea, I can see the case detail  but I can't see the detail of the sweep track on the Seabee ad, it's just too grainy and if I try to expand it, it just gets worse. Still a really nice watch that would look awesome restored. I might even have one or two somewhere around here.The "Seabee" could be a good bet as it does fall into the Military/Navy kinda style and the name fits. That's just speculation though, Who knows for sure. As for the ads, if they have disapeared, re-submit them, I'm sure Stephen would repost them.

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William Smith
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Posted April 28, 2012 - 12:05am

I think several ads have disappeared or shown up duplicated or I've heard even in the wrong year- Don't know if it's a system problem.  Mark may have some examples of the ads which have either gone or gone whacky off the top of his head.  This is a bummer, as the ads are such an important reference.... 

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William Smith
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Posted April 29, 2012 - 6:31am

Even I can't tell if I passed English 100.  "Mark may have.....gone whackey off the top of his head". lol

Club 5000Panel Member
Posted April 28, 2012 - 6:10am

Not sure why these ads have dissappeared. I never remove them, so will investigate.

I'll add the ad back into the database. It's a low res ad but better than nothing. (ad is 1954). The outer minute ring is a match.

For what its worth I agree with the Seabee call. Just need the sweep second hand to fix it.

Bulova Seabee


Panel Member
Posted April 29, 2012 - 4:41pm

Thx for the clarifacation Stephen, Mark you've got my 3 stars on the Seabee ID. Well done, it's a cool watch and I do have a couple of them in my inventory so that's pretty sweet too.