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Bulova 1962 Surf King

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3

Manufacture Year: 

1962

Movement Model: 

11AF

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

F805899

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Round Domed crystal

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

This is what appears to be a 1962 Surf King.  It is a stainless steel case with a black dial with silver arabic hour markers and hands.  The case is monoblock construction and the case back is marked with the M2 date code.  The movement is an 11 AF manual wind movement.  The watch is missing the outer stem and crown.  

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jabs
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Posted April 5, 2019 - 4:42am

Agree, Surf King it is

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Andersok
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Posted April 5, 2019 - 6:13am

Looks like a good match to the Surf King. The white dial would be the 'AW' variant; not finding anything to identify which variant the black dial is; possibly the 'BW' per the 1961 pricelist, which states black dial.

Prior to being the Surf King, these were also the S.V.P. I (white dial) and II (likely black dial). Pricelists show the Surf King as NEW in 1961.

1962 Surf King

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neetstuf-4-u
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Posted April 5, 2019 - 6:43am

Nice one!

1962 Surf King

Kathy L.
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Posted April 5, 2019 - 10:42am

1962 Bulova Surf King

Geoff Baker
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Posted April 6, 2019 - 7:29am

1962 Bulova Surf King

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Pachuco76
Posted September 5, 2019 - 2:20pm

Hello, sorry to hijack your post. I own a 1962 Surf King, same as yours but white dial. I am having trouble trying to access the movement. Could you please tell me how you opened the caseback? Thanks 

JimDon5822
Posted September 6, 2019 - 12:08am

Pachuco76 wrote:

Hello, sorry to hijack your post. I own a 1962 Surf King, same as yours but white dial. I am having trouble trying to access the movement. Could you please tell me how you opened the caseback? Thanks 

. It is a pressure sensitive monocase.  You push down on the crystal to push the movement thru.  I use a tool to ensure the crystal is not broken.  

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Pachuco76
Posted September 6, 2019 - 12:37pm

Thanks for the reply! I will try and see how it goes!

JimDon5822
Posted September 6, 2019 - 2:25pm

Pachuco76 wrote:

Thanks for the reply! I will try and see how it goes!

Make sure you pull the crown out all the way and remove it from the watch.   It’s a two piece stem.