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Bulova 1962 Surf King

1/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
1.02

Manufacture Year: 

1962

Movement Model: 

11AF

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

unk

Case shape: 

Round

Gender: 

Men's

Additional Information

Very clean stainless steel waterproof early 60's Bulova sporting a 17 Jewel, 11AF movement.

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Posted April 23, 2011 - 7:32pm

I hope the inside of that case reads, "Bulova"?  The back sure doesn't look like anything I've seen.

plainsmen
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Posted April 23, 2011 - 7:44pm

Case maybe a replacement.  I've another of these and the case looks spot on except the other has the movement pop out from the front and the crystal come off like the old style waterproof.  I'm pretty sure they're the waterproof model but haven't checked it out.

mybulova_admin
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Posted April 24, 2011 - 7:07am

Yeah, not sure about the case but its 100% a Bulova Surf King dial, hands and movement.

 

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William Smith
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Posted April 12, 2012 - 12:20am

...other than that, it's 100% original, and now that it's restored, it's in mint condition :)

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William Smith
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Posted June 6, 2012 - 3:29pm

should this one be listed as a "non-conforming"?  In the comments it's already noted as having the dial, hands and movement of a surf king- but that case. What do folks think? 

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DarHin
Posted June 6, 2012 - 3:44pm

Hmm, "17 jewels" & "Swiss" on the dial just like this one:

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1960-surf-king-536

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bobbee
Posted June 6, 2012 - 4:26pm

The Surf Kings in ads before 1964, the case lug inners are "squared off" as opposed to following the shape of the case, as in subject watch. Plains' watch looks more like the Surf Master from 1958, ads image 26 page 10, I think.