Bulova 1969 Sea King

Submitted by timsys1 on January 27, 2021 - 2:35am
DX
Manufacture Year
1969
Movement Model
11BLACD
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
2523
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

This is a Sea King I purchased at an estate sale. It in rough shape and did not run. I have restored it to good physical and operating condition. The watch is 10k rolled gold and was purchased having a Kreisler 1/20 10k gold oyster band. The movements is a 11BLACD. The catalog shows the 2523 case as having an 11 ALACD so I am not sure if the movement is original or if the “B” is just a destination for the gold color of the movement. 

Front of watch
Front zoomed
Back
Inside case cover
Movement
neetstuf-4-u
Posted January 27, 2021 - 8:13am

Nice watch, thanks for sharing. Based on 1969 Bulova Line Book BAWDO170

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1969 Bulova Sea King "DX"

 

timsys1
Posted January 27, 2021 - 8:32am

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

I noticed the line book image watch does not have the whale logo like mine is that a typical variation?

neetstuf-4-u
Posted January 27, 2021 - 9:47am

In reply to by timsys1

We do see that occasionally, as well as differences in dial text. It could be as simple as white dial vs. black dial, as we only have a Bulova factory pic of the white dial variant.. 

JimDon5822
Posted January 27, 2021 - 12:29pm

1969 Bulova Sea King "DX" 

Great looking watch!  Thanks for sharing.

jabs
Posted January 27, 2021 - 2:37pm

1969 Bulova Sea King "DX" is good match

timsys1
Posted January 27, 2021 - 6:45pm

Sea king DX it is! Now to find that original expansion band!

Andersok
Posted January 27, 2021 - 6:50pm

I'd agree with Sea King 'DX', nice looking watch

timsys1
Posted January 31, 2021 - 7:38pm

I was able to source the 1/20 RPG band.