Bulova 1960 Sea King

Submitted by Joseph Terrell on June 10, 2020 - 12:06am
CW
Manufacture Year
1960
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
11 AFC
Case Serial No.
F096986
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Heirloom from my grandfather. Case back was coming off so opened it up. He said it came with a gold band. Trying to figure out what model.. guessing it is a 1960 from the codes?

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Case front Uploaded 06/08/2020
case back uploaded 06/08/2020
Movement uploaded 06/08/2020
Joseph Terrell
Posted June 10, 2020 - 12:14am

17 jewel, NO UNADJUSTED SWISS, BXW, A11, 11 AFC

 

 

mybulova_admin
Posted June 10, 2020 - 1:24am

Both case and movement are correct for 1960.

From the 1960_LineBook_BAWD0139 linebook Pg 27

1960 Bulova Sea King "CW"

1960 Bulova Sea King "CW"

 

jabs
Posted June 10, 2020 - 5:37am

1960 Bulova Sea King "CW"

Kathy L.
Posted June 10, 2020 - 10:13am

1960 Bulova Sea King "CW" looks like a good match.

Joseph Terrell
Posted June 10, 2020 - 11:18am

Thank you for the reviews so far!

neetstuf-4-u
Posted June 10, 2020 - 3:15pm

Welcome to mybulova. Heirloom watches are the best! Congrats on having this nice remembrance of your Grandfather.

1960 Bulova Sea King "CW"

JimDon5822
Posted June 10, 2020 - 5:55pm

So great you have your Grandfathers watch.  I bet under the scratched crystal is a really great looking dial.   

1960 Bulova Sea King "CW"

Joseph Terrell
Posted June 10, 2020 - 8:48pm

I'm thrilled he let me have it! Actually had his 85th birthday today!

Some areas are a little oxidized.. bezel at 3 o'clock.. under case back near crown, etc. 

I brought it to Bromberg jewelers and one of two watch makers quoted over four figures to clean it up but still retain the patina! He recommended to do nothing, but he would clean it up more around the movement and crown without disassembly.

Geoff Baker
Posted June 11, 2020 - 9:29pm

Hi Joseph - four figures sound too high. Depending on where you live you can probably have it done for much less. If you want to honor your grandfather by wearing it, I recommend a new crystal and a cleaning by a professional watchmaker. Perhaps we can help?