Bulova 1960 SVP

Submitted by homergreg on January 22, 2021 - 4:06pm
II
Manufacture Year
1960
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
E724010
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Pretty sure from other models I see listed on the site this is a Surf King with a black dial from 1960.   Always so enjoyed the thinness of this watch and the very tight back.  So tight I've never removed it.  Therefore I really can't provide photos of the movement.

Front
Back
Andersok
Posted January 23, 2021 - 7:20am

This one appears to be, in 1960, the S.V.P. 'II', model # 11201

In 1962, this model changes to the Surf King 'BW'

The Surf King images show a better match to the case where there is a slight curve between the lugs. The SVP is a more straight line between the lugs. I did find one 1960 SVP ad that shows the curve.

11201_SVP_SurfKing

homergreg
Posted January 23, 2021 - 10:21am

In reply to by Andersok

So was there an SVP with Straight between lugs, then an SVP II that was curved between the lugs, that was later named Surf King that was curved between the lugs?  All with the same Model number?   I wouldn't doubt it at all, lol, just amazing to see what all Bulova did with naming these.   I guess marketing people around 1960 could care less what collectors 60 years later would think about their actions,  they just wanted to sell some watches!

jabs
Posted January 23, 2021 - 7:55am

Agree with SVP II, good find

JimDon5822
Posted January 23, 2021 - 10:28am

1960 Bulova SVP II looks to be a good match.

Kathy L.
Posted January 23, 2021 - 5:46pm

1960 Bulova SVP II 

neetstuf-4-u
Posted January 24, 2021 - 8:04am

1960 Bulova SVP II