Bulova 1953 Sea King "A"

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1953
Movement Model: 
unknown
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
5782894
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

10K RGP 30.8mm case with stainless flush back and bezel snap ring around crystal.  Case back dated L3. I am assuming this is a front load case.  It appears to have never been opened. My guess is 17J as the face isn't marked with jewel count. Glossy smooth black face with gold arrow markers, numbers, second hash marks and hands. Bulova signature is also in gold print . Dots and tiny arrowheads on hands appear to have been lumed. Interesting stepped double lugs. Runs and keeps time. Minor plating loss on lug high points.  Shiney black face and a polished crystal made this one difficult to photograph.

Searched the database and found nothing. Hopefully it's in here somewhere and I missed it.

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1953 Bulova Sea King watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
neetstuf-4-u
Posted June 27, 2017 - 9:25pm

    Found it in a 1955 ad on site - Sea King "A"

First one for the database if I'm correct in my ID. Ad lists "A" as black face and "B" as white.

 

Geoff Baker
Posted June 28, 2017 - 6:05am

Club 5000Panel Member

Nice watch Bob, Sea King A works for me.

Full advert here.

neetstuf-4-u
Posted June 28, 2017 - 6:07am

Thanks for the hand Geoff.

Andersok
Posted June 29, 2017 - 12:55pm

Panel Member

Black Dial 1953 Sea King "A". Very nice addition and identification.