Bulova 1959 SVP

Submitted by bsshog40 on September 27, 2020 - 10:58pm
V
Manufacture Year
1959
Movement Model
11AF
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
D908489
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

This is my 2nd black dial. This one has silver markers. I'm thinking this is in the Sea King family also. Thanks for looking!

Bobby

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Front
Dial Out of case
Caseback
Inside caseback
11AF Movement
JimDon5822
Posted September 28, 2020 - 12:31am

Very nice watch.  I love these thin models.   It appears to be 1959 Bulova SVP V based on this 1960 Line book BAWD0139 page 25.  

1959 SVP1959 SVP

neetstuf-4-u
Posted September 28, 2020 - 6:35am

Looks like a match to me.

1959 Bulova SVP "V"

Andersok
Posted September 28, 2020 - 7:06am

Agree with SVP 'V'

This model became the Surf King 'DW' in 1962

JimDon5822
Posted September 28, 2020 - 8:42am

In reply to by Andersok

Yes it did change names in 1962.  I guess SVP was not a marketable as Surf King.  The new name definitely appealed to a young demographic and aligned with the waterproof case.  

bsshog40
Posted September 28, 2020 - 8:21am

I always thought it was a Sea King. Does anyone know if the SVP stands for anything? Thanks for the ID y'all!. 

JimDon5822
Posted September 28, 2020 - 8:47am

In reply to by bsshog40

I thought it was Senior Vice President but it stood for Style Value Performance as shown in this 1961 ad shot.

SVP Ad

Kathy L.
Posted September 28, 2020 - 10:40am

1959 Bulova SVP "V"

bsshog40
Posted September 28, 2020 - 2:02pm

Lol Thanks all!!