Bulova 1959 Sea King

Submitted by FranciscoMIII on September 18, 2021 - 2:05am
Manufacture Year
Movement Model
11 AFC
Movement Jewels
Case Serial No.
Case shape
Case Manufacturer
Crystal details
29.5mm unknown
Additional Information

I beleive this is a 1959 Bulova Sea King CW. Unfortunately I can't figure out the case number. I'd like to replace the gasket, movement ring the dial and get the correct crystal for this watch. 

Outside case marked:

Bulova, L9 Pat. Pend., Waterproof, 10K R.G.P. Bezel, Stainless steel back, D480156

Inside case marked:

Bulova Fifth Avenue New York

Movement marked:

Bulova watch co., 11AFC, 17 Jewels, L9 unadjusted Swiss, BXW

Thanks as always 


Front w/incorrect crystal
Inside case
Outside case
Watch before cleaning and new crystal
Used to show why I beleive its a sea king
Posted September 18, 2021 - 7:37am

I agree, I think this is the Sea King "CW", as seen here.

I'm not sure that the case number was being used in 1959. I believe that started in the early 60s. This watch was likely being referenced using the model number, which was #201 (#13225 in 1960).

I cannot find any data for the crystal or movement ring, but I know the gasket used will have a circular extension where it fits into the crown opening.

Posted September 18, 2021 - 9:16pm

I agree that this is a 1959 Bulova Sea King "CW"

Sea King CW

Geoff Baker
Posted September 18, 2021 - 10:17pm

1959 Bulova Sea King CW

Posted September 19, 2021 - 10:01am

 1959 Bulova Sea King "CW"