Bulova 1960 Surf King "CW"

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
CW
Manufacture Year: 
1960
Movement Model: 
11 AF
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
E633840
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Stainless Steel Case measures 41mm lug to lug x 34mm non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

Stainless Steel Caseback is press fit to the bezel and stamped as shown.

 

*A Patent for this Case design was applied for in 1954 - issued in 1959.

Inventor listed as Emil E Fachon http://www.prior-ip.com/patent/22838823/

vintage display ad Dated 1962, as found.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted July 31, 2012 - 1:50pm

1960 'SURF KING'

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bobbee
Posted July 31, 2012 - 2:07pm

Talk about "just like the ad"!

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William Smith
Posted July 31, 2012 - 3:47pm

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Known 1960 Surf King from me.  Nice work!

JP
Posted July 31, 2012 - 5:40pm

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definitely Surf King from me.

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Reverend Rob
Posted July 31, 2012 - 9:57pm

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Surf King. 

mybulova_admin
Posted August 1, 2012 - 4:52am

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with authentic sea water rust too...nice.

I'm thinking that the patent related to the waterproof aspect of the case.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 10, 2012 - 12:50pm

rarevalo
Posted August 11, 2013 - 8:23pm

mybulova_admin
Posted August 11, 2013 - 9:29pm

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AW it looks to be.

mybulova_admin
Posted August 11, 2013 - 10:13pm

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Yes silly mistake on my behalf.