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Bulova 1959 Sea King "IW"

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Variant: 

IW

Manufacture Year: 

1959

Movement Model: 

11AFC

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

D790832

Case shape: 

Round

Additional Information

Under the logo Bulova on the back case there is the code L9.

Same code (L9) stamped on the movement.

The back case is inside signed as "Bulova Fifth Ave New York"

The lugs of the watch appear welded 

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1959 Bulova Sea King IW watch
1959 Bulova watch
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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted May 22, 2019 - 1:08pm

Great looking watch!  The same as this one https://www.mybulova.com/watches/1959-sea-king-8729 nice job finding a match in the database.

1959 Bulova Sea King

jabs
Panel Member
Posted May 22, 2019 - 1:43pm

Agree, Sea King it is

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted May 22, 2019 - 3:34pm

I concur, 1959 Sea King  

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted May 23, 2019 - 9:16am

Hello Ifness, welcome to myBulova. This is a nice one, I like the lug design. 

1959 Bulova Sea King

Ifness
Posted May 24, 2019 - 6:53am

Thanks to all for your comments and for help me to identificate the model watch.

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted May 24, 2019 - 7:16am

Nice design. The Sea King 'IW' looks to be a good match, though the hands on your example are different.

The version with the yellow gold dial is the 'JW'