Bulova 1964 Surf King

Submitted by JimDon5822 on September 24, 2019 - 8:54pm
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This is what appears to be to 1965 Surf King possibly variant GY.   It has a stainless case with a snap back caseback.  The caseback has a M4 date code but the 11AL 17J movement has a "65" date code.  Based on the movement code and the ad match I believe this is a 65.   The dial is linen and in excellent condition.   Its running great after my initial service where I messed up the hairspring. Somehow I was able to get it back in alignment.  I threw it on the only strap I had left.  I guess it will do. 

1965 Bulova watch
1965 Bulova watch
1965 Bulova watch
1965 Bulova watch
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Posted September 24, 2019 - 9:09pm

Love the pattern on the dial, JimDon.

Kathy L.
Posted September 24, 2019 - 9:27pm

Surf King looks like a good match.  A nice looking watch, has a very 60's look.

1965 Surf King (tenative on the "GY" without any gold color referrence)

Posted September 25, 2019 - 3:50am

1965 Surf King "GY" is good vote

Posted September 25, 2019 - 8:03am

Surf King "GY", 1964 pending movement datestamp verification

The "65" is a common plate stamp found accross different years; there appears to be an M4 datestamp on the bridge under the SWISS.

Posted September 25, 2019 - 8:56pm

Nice watch, love the dial. M4 on case back and movement . Dial font and texture, case shape match the GY ad. I'm good with 

1964 Surf King "GY".

Reverend Rob
Posted October 1, 2019 - 12:28pm

1964 Surf King 'GY'.