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Bulova 1972 Sea King "GH"

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.



Manufacture Year: 


Movement Model: 

11 ANC

Movement Jewels: 


Movement Serial No.: 


Case Serial No.: 

G 81899

Case shape: 


Crystal Details: 

acrylic dome



Additional Information

Sorry, posting this a second time. I'm hoping the mods can remove the first. 

Recent purchase. It's my birth-year watch. It's currently in my brother's possession in Canada while I'm in India. I'll pick it up at Christmas. 

I love the look of this watch, and it fits the description of the Sea King from the 1972 catalog here(1972 Bulova Advertisement 5261 - screen capt'd and added). The only thing it's missing is the little whale on the dial. (Not sure if it is actually missing, or if it's a 'redial')

I'll update the info here once I have it in hand. 

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Geoff Baker
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Posted November 9, 2017 - 7:57am

Nice looking watch, I agree it's Sea King GH. Full advert here.

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Posted November 9, 2017 - 8:10am

Sea King GH. We see dials with or without the whale; your dial looks to be original.

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Posted November 10, 2017 - 12:08am

Sea King GH, and a real beauty.

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Reverend Rob
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Posted December 22, 2017 - 4:28pm

Sea King she is.

Posted December 21, 2017 - 10:03pm

I love this watch. I had an issue with the movement holder being damaged, which wouldn't allow for the caseback to snap on. I managed to reshape the holder and then get the caseback pressed on at a local watchmaker.
I'm really enjoying this watch.