Bulova 1970 Sea King "FL"

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.7525
Variant: 
FL
Manufacture Year: 
1970
Movement Model: 
11BLC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
D51868
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
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William Smith
Posted April 13, 2013 - 1:15am

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I'm thinking we have an ad for this, or similar, in the 1970's decade ads....or was in the 1960's decade ads....

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William Smith
Posted April 13, 2013 - 1:24am

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William Smith
Posted April 13, 2013 - 1:28am

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Or this 1970 ad for the Sea King FL   Even closer :)  Even says Blue Dial

yugioh1776
Posted April 13, 2013 - 1:32am

I think this one is the Sea king FL every thing matches. Thank you

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William Smith
Posted April 14, 2013 - 5:40pm

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....almost everything. The "blue strap" part isn't a match.  Does the current bracelet have any branding?  Could be the blue strap was replaced w/ the bracelet.

Geoff Baker
Posted April 13, 2013 - 5:51am

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I agree with Sea King FL. Very nice watch.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 13, 2013 - 7:21am

"FL" is a 'strap Watch', the link bracelet will change the variant designation.

 

 

 

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bobbee
Posted April 13, 2013 - 7:52am

Very nice watch, Yugioh.
Good ad find and match Will.
Agree with Sea King "FL".

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William Smith
Posted April 14, 2013 - 5:36pm

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Are we assuming subject watch was originally sold on it's current bracelet?  The blue strap could have been replaced with the current bracelet.  In that same ad, we see "FJ" picutred on a bracelet.  With two-letter variants for this model series, there's a good chance if this watch came on it's current bracelet, it had a different variant designation.  IMO this is one of those model series where the mount is necessary to the variant ID.  The watch can't be the "FL" unless it's on a blue strap, as per the wording and graphic in the ad.  Having said that- the closest ad we have is for the FL.  I'm good with a tentitive FL as this doesn't conflict with other ads on site, and caputres them most info about the watch.  Will the subject watch ever be confirmed as the "FL"?  I don't think so.  It doesn't have the blue strap.

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bobbee
Posted April 14, 2013 - 6:02pm

Call it a Bulova watch, man's,  that's close enough :^D