Bulova 1963 Sea King

Submitted by Erik O'Neal on May 17, 2022 - 9:53pm
D
Manufacture Year
1963
Movement Model
11ACC
Movement Date Code
L8
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
G783424
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

This was my grandfather's watch. It's been stored since his death in 1959. I do not have the original band, I was told he was wearing it when he died from a long fall so the band may have been damaged then. I could not find a date code inside, but was told he purchased it in the early to mid 1930s. I just put 1931 in the box above since it required a date to complete page. I have had it repaired and back to operating condition, just always curious of exact year of manufacture and model.

Thank you

Front 5-17
Back 5-17
Inside 5-17
neetstuf-4-u
Posted May 18, 2022 - 8:32am

The date code on the movement is under "unadjusted Swiss"; it's "L8" for 1958. The date code on the case back is under the serial number and is "M3" for 1963. Based on the case date, this watch will be classified as a 1963.

Band is a replacement. Based on style and "China", best guess is 1990's or later.

I find what I think is your grandfather's watch in the 1962 Linebook148.

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1963 Sea King "D", with the probability of a replaced movement.

Like this one

I updated the date for you.

 

 

Andersok
Posted May 18, 2022 - 12:24pm

Sea King "D" would be a good match. Movement should be an 11AFC for that year, so likely a replacement of the original.

plainsmen
Posted May 18, 2022 - 5:18pm

I'm good with the Sea King D

Geoff Baker
Posted May 18, 2022 - 9:57pm

1963 Bulova Sea King D