Bulova 1973 Sea King

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Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1973
Movement Model: 
Unknown
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
H05437
Case shape: 
Cushion
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Believe this to be a 1973 Sea King Variant. Made several attempts to remove the case back and gave up for fear of damaging it. Caseback dated N3.

My listing as a 17 jewel is based on assumption. It appears to have never been opened and has spent a very long time in a dresser drawer. Case is sunburst yellow gold with an almost metal flake silver dial that was really difficult to capture in a photo.  Clean polished yellow gold indices with stippled center lines and blue highlighted gold hands with blue center sweep second. Double printed black seconds tracks and "Bulova" Text.

As close as I could come in the database is Sea King "GD", which appears to be identical except the GD is in a stainless case with a whale on the dial. I haven't researched price lists, but would guess this is a "G_". First letter G with a second letter designation.

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Geoff Baker
Posted February 20, 2018 - 9:12am

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I would say it's probably a Sea King, not too sure on the variant though.

1973 Bulova Sea King

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Andersok
Posted February 20, 2018 - 12:19pm

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I would agree with it being a Sea King. Another possible variant is the 'GK', but the markers appear to be thinner and longer than subject watch.

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted February 20, 2018 - 12:33pm

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I considered the GK, but referenced ad calls out "white swedged markers outlined in black on a sunray gilt". Subject watch has all gold markers on silver. 

jabs
Posted February 20, 2018 - 1:17pm

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1973 Bulova Sea King no variant

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Reverend Rob
Posted February 20, 2018 - 1:34pm

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Can't say for certain, but this may be a front loading watch. 

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted February 20, 2018 - 2:00pm

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I'm pretty sure it's a snap back; case is GP and back is stainless steel.