Bulova 1960 Surf King

3/10 votes
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Really thin case

Face marked "Bulova - 17 jewels"

Back marked waterproof, Anti-magnetic, Shock resistant, Stainless steel case

Patent for waterproof case, 1959 - http://www.freepatentsonline.com/2871654.html

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Posted January 9, 2012 - 10:32pm

Any info about this watch would be appreciated

I tried to get the back off, but i suspect this is through the crystal opening.

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted January 9, 2012 - 11:31pm

The Bezel is a press fit. The Caseback, Movement and Glass  come out as an assemblly. Try holding the lugs in each Hand and press on the glass with Your thumbs, it should start to move.

Watertite style Case, but this is possibly the 'SEA BEE' or 'SURFMASTER' ?

ad Dated 1959

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Posted September 10, 2012 - 1:44pm

Vintage Database ad Dated 1962 http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/Bulova_AD_1962_7...


'Storm King' appears to be the same Watch with center Seconds. - database ad Dated 1958.

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Posted September 10, 2012 - 2:35pm

Same case but different dials. 2 tick for Surf King until we see a 1960 ad.

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William Smith
Posted September 10, 2012 - 2:18pm

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1960 Surf King works for me!

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Posted September 10, 2012 - 2:40pm

Surf King.

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William Smith
Posted September 10, 2012 - 3:26pm

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I think fifth Avenue has a surf king with matching dial to ad. I also think that record has case dimensions. new York cat could you enter the case dimensions of your watch and we can narrow this ID down?

Posted January 12, 2013 - 10:44am

Surf King

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William Smith
Posted January 12, 2013 - 2:40pm

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five folks for "Surf King"  I think most are saying "two ticks tentative". 
JP, Will, Bobbee, Darhin, Fifth.

Lets try this....anyone think it's NOT the surf king?

Posted January 12, 2013 - 2:44pm

Publish it Will.