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Bulova 1961 Sea King

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1961

Movement Model: 

11AFC

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

BT001519

Case shape: 

Round

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Need help identifying. Pick this up for a song on the bay. Movement indicates  M1 or M4 date. Case size is 32mm and measures 37.3 lug to lug. Any idea?

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1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch
DDeanC
Posted July 10, 2019 - 10:32pm

The case back shows N0 year. I’ll try to figure out how to add that photo here. 

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted July 11, 2019 - 8:46am

Hi DDeanC, welcome. If your interpretation of the codes on movement and case back are correct, they show a 10 years difference between movement and case. If indeed the case back reads NO, the case back was replaced. Your watch bears a striking resemblance to this one:

https://www.mybulova.com/watches/1961-sea-king-6491

More photos would help, ad them to comments by clicking the little square icon in the "post comment" top bar.

 

 

DDeanC
Posted July 13, 2019 - 2:50am

I think your likely match link is spot on. Thanks. You are probably right about the case back being a replacement. It is a little loose. 

For the life of me, I can’t figure how to add additional photos as you suggested. The box icon appears to want a url. What am I missing?

 Thanks again. I’ll add more photos when I figure it out. 

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted July 13, 2019 - 4:24am

You can add then via a comment here, or send the image to admin@mybulova.com and I'll add it for you to the submission.

I think neetstuf-4-u has nailed the ID.

1961 Sea King, noting the non original case back.

DDeanC
Posted July 14, 2019 - 10:20pm

Case back. 

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted July 14, 2019 - 10:00pm

Sea King is a good match too I think

1961 Bulova Sea King

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Andersok
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Posted July 15, 2019 - 8:14am

Agree with 61 Sea King. I do not find this case in any later ads, just early 60s.

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Kathy L.
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Posted July 15, 2019 - 10:41am

1961 Bulova Sea King