Bulova 1970 -Unknown

Submitted by Dantuma on September 7, 2023 - 6:40pm
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Have seen similar cases in the 1970 Sea King model but those are 30 jewels and the date marker is not at the 3 o'clock position like this dial. Need some help identifying please. Different face in a different case perhaps? Thanks in advance!

Posted September 7, 2023 - 8:05pm

A nice looker for sure, thanks for sharing. The casing was used in the 60's for Clipper, Date King and Sea King models. In 1970 it appears it was only part of the Sea King line. However, it is a "Date at 4" 23J or a no date 30J. No mention I can find of a "Date at 3".

I suspect it's a marriage of 2 Sea Kings: Casing from a "BF" and movement and dial from a "BP" Images from 1970 linebook



Posted September 7, 2023 - 8:16pm

So take the case from the Sea Kig "BF" and marry it with the dial and movement of the Sea King "BP" and we have the subject watch.

Certainly thinking it is part of the Sea King line. No variant available at this time.

1970 Bulova Sea King

1970/71 Bulova Sea King

Posted September 7, 2023 - 8:26pm

Unable to find an exact match. Does look to be a possible marriage of different parts based on the available models in the linebooks.

Unknown for now.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 12, 2023 - 12:45am

I agree with Ken, I agree that is appears to Sea King case with a different Sea King dial, At best Unknown.

PS - this is a great looking watch, I would wear this one!

Kathy L.
Posted September 12, 2023 - 5:16pm

Unknown but very nice!

Posted September 12, 2023 - 9:50pm

I agree that this appears to be an assembled piece but willing to go with unknown in case a ad eventually shows up that this is a factory model.