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Bulova 1970 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 

1970

Movement Model: 

11BLC

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

3-0708

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

a very handsome round Bulova from 1970, very particular, clean, essential design, thin watch, marked Bulova on inside of the case back, grey dial "swiss" marked, Bulova crown, 34mm without the crown.
I have no idea what model, if there is a model name, could be. People love it when they see it and ask me lots of questions on the model, which I cannot answer.

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1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch
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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted June 2, 2018 - 1:04pm

Looks like this may be a Sea King.  Based on case markings, it appears to have been assembled/ produced at the Swiss factory for the European market. Movement doesn't appear to bear an 3 letter import code. Not a perfect match, which may be a variance between US and European style. There is also the possibility it's unrelated to US Sea Kings, but used a variation of the face with a different name for the non-US market. Number style is pretty distinctive.

US ad from 1970:

 

jabs
Panel Member
Posted June 2, 2018 - 2:44pm

I think it's not Sea King, at least not from the advert, it has an entirely different lugs

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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted June 2, 2018 - 3:22pm

Not finding an ad but I really love the look of this one!  I can see why people ask you about it.

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted June 8, 2018 - 12:48pm

I really like the clean looks of this model. I have not been able to find a match in the ads to give it a model name, so Unknown at this time.

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted June 8, 2018 - 12:59pm

Unfortunately an unknown for me as well, but likely an International (non-US production) model.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted June 9, 2018 - 7:50am

It's a really nice watch Roby, I like it. I just don't know what to call it.

1970 Bulova Unknown

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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted June 9, 2018 - 12:12pm

1970 Bulova Unknown for now.