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Bulova 1960 Surf King "CW"

7/10 votes
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3

Variant: 

CW

Manufacture Year: 

1960

Movement Model: 

11 AF

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

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 - 2:50pm

1960 'SURF KING'

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bobbee
Posted July 31, 2012 - 3:07pm

Talk about "just like the ad"!

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William Smith
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Posted July 31, 2012 - 4:47pm

Known 1960 Surf King from me.  Nice work!

JP
Posted July 31, 2012 - 6:40pm

definitely Surf King from me.

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Reverend Rob
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Posted July 31, 2012 - 10:57pm

Surf King. 

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted August 1, 2012 - 5:52am

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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Posted September 10, 2012 - 1:50pm
rarevalo
Posted August 11, 2013 - 9:23pm

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted August 11, 2013 - 10:29pm

AW it looks to be.

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted August 11, 2013 - 11:13pm

Yes silly mistake on my behalf.