Bulova 1969 Sea King

Submitted by ezaragoza on February 2, 2023 - 9:18pm
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Thanks to the database, looks like I just acquired a 1969 SeaKing. Thanks to https://mybulova.com/watches/1969-sea-king-7570 I was able to positively ID :)

Now the challenge is to get it open and cleaned.

Front 1969 Bulova SeaKing
Back 1969 Bulova SeaKing
Posted February 2, 2023 - 9:26pm

Thanks for doing the initial legwork to ID. Image below is from the 1969 linebook.

1969 Sea King

The variant letter designation depends on the color of the dial. Can you confirm dial color? Gilt (gold) or silver?

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Posted February 3, 2023 - 9:16am

Definitely a 13424-7Y. I put it on the timegraph last night, and in face up it's running -35s/day, 230 Amp, and 0.3ms BE !! So assuming the it's an 11AL, with a lift angle of 50, not bad for it's age and given the muck I had to clean off the case, probably not serviced in years. 

If I do open it up, I'll post pics of the movement. Anyone know where I can source a new crystal ? And which one to order :) ?


Posted February 3, 2023 - 10:54am

Sea King is a good match

Kathy L.
Posted February 3, 2023 - 5:14pm

1969 Bulova Sea King (variant upon confirmation of dial color, silver or gilt)

Posted February 5, 2023 - 2:23am

1969 Bulova Sea King "AL" based on his confirmation of a gilt dial.