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Bulova 1963 Sea King "C"

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Variant: 

C

Manufacture Year: 

1963

Movement Model: 

11AFC

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

G557022

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

30mm

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

non-numeral text on dial:

BULOVA

WATERPROOF

SWISS

 - dial has lumed dots and lumed hour/minute hands; lume is good

 - dial has twelve contemporary numerals and lume dots, with minute markers on edge

on caseback:

  • WATERPROOF
  • 10 K.T. R.G.P.
  • SHOCK RESISTANT
  • M3

and serial as mentioned, G557022

  • ANTI-MAGNETIC

on movement:

Bulova Watch Co. (gold ink)

11AFC (gold ink)

SEVEN TEEN (gold ink)

17 JEWELS (gold ink)

M2 UNADJUSTED SWISS

MX8 <- I'm unsure of that ??

 - seller purchased 20-30 years ago, and dissaembled for pictures prior to selling to me

 - case and crystal has light/normal wear; dial and hands are excellent

 - Spiedel USA bracelet in very good condition

Not For Sale
1963 Bulova watch dial
1963 Bulova watch caseback
1963 Bulova watch 11AFC 17 jewel mvt. (1962)
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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted January 11, 2019 - 8:09am

This is a wonderful example of the Sea King 'C'

I like the dial font and design, quite different from other watches. It looks like a one-piece case with a split-stem, dial and movement are accessed from the top.

-Ken

 

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted January 11, 2019 - 9:09pm

Great ad find Ken.

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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted January 11, 2019 - 12:01pm

Very nice looking watch and example.  Nice ad match and description Ken.

1963 Bulova Sea King 'C'

jabs
Panel Member
Posted January 11, 2019 - 2:37pm

1963 Bulova Sea King "C"

deckeda
Posted January 11, 2019 - 9:29pm

Thank you so much. I did look at the ads and whatever other pictures I could find here prior to asking, but obviously overlooked that! Much appreciated.

And yes it is a one piece case.

Really liking this watch, my first vintage and first Bulova. In the 34 hours I've run it, timekeeping is essentially perfect.

I have some newbie questions but will "Ask a Question" for that.