Bulova 1961 Sea King

Submitted by DDeanC on July 10, 2019 - 7:43pm
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Need help identifying. Pick this up for a song on the bay. Movement indicates  M1 or M4 date. Case size is 32mm and measures 37.3 lug to lug. Any idea?

1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch
Posted July 10, 2019 - 10:32pm

The case back shows N0 year. I’ll try to figure out how to add that photo here. 

Posted July 11, 2019 - 8:46am

Hi DDeanC, welcome. If your interpretation of the codes on movement and case back are correct, they show a 10 years difference between movement and case. If indeed the case back reads NO, the case back was replaced. Your watch bears a striking resemblance to this one:


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Posted July 13, 2019 - 2:50am

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

I think your likely match link is spot on. Thanks. You are probably right about the case back being a replacement. It is a little loose. 

For the life of me, I can’t figure how to add additional photos as you suggested. The box icon appears to want a url. What am I missing?

 Thanks again. I’ll add more photos when I figure it out. 

Posted July 13, 2019 - 4:24am

You can add then via a comment here, or send the image to admin@mybulova.com and I'll add it for you to the submission.

I think neetstuf-4-u has nailed the ID.

1961 Sea King, noting the non original case back.

Geoff Baker
Posted July 14, 2019 - 10:00pm

Sea King is a good match too I think

1961 Bulova Sea King

Posted July 15, 2019 - 8:14am

Agree with 61 Sea King. I do not find this case in any later ads, just early 60s.

Kathy L.
Posted July 15, 2019 - 10:41am

1961 Bulova Sea King

Posted April 11, 2021 - 10:48pm

Found the case in the 1961 Linebook BAWD00147.  The line book image has a bracelet.  No variant listed for one with a leather strap. Note the shading on the dial is visible in the Linebook photo.

1961 Bulova Linebook Sea King "D"

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