Bulova 1971 Sea King

Submitted by Alvin Uy Lim on September 15, 2020 - 9:54am
Manufacture Year
1971
Movement Model
11ANC
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
H895002
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

I tried scouring the ads but did not find any matches. I would greatly appreciate your help.

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Alvin Uy Lim
Posted September 15, 2020 - 10:09am

In general, are lumes still able to function for watches such as these? I did not expect it but I was able to see a faint light after exposing to a light source.

lume

 

mybulova_admin
Posted September 16, 2020 - 6:39am

I believe your watch is from the Bulova Sea King family.

I believe I've found the white dial variant, listed as a Sea King "E",

1970 Bulova Sea King "E"

Haven't been able to find the black dial variant as yet

1971 Bulova Sea King

Alvin Uy Lim
Posted September 16, 2020 - 8:49am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

I also agree that this most probably was from the Sea King family based on the ads and posts I've seen here. Would the comparison to E (black dial variant) still be valid even if waterproof was spelled out instead of having the whale logo?

Geoff Baker
Posted September 16, 2020 - 9:29pm

In reply to by Alvin Uy Lim

Hi Alvin, there seems to be interchangeability between the dial being marked 'waterproof' and the whale logo. The "E" designates a Sea King exactly as pictured above, so a different color dial wouldn't be an "E" variant anyway but it still might be a Sea King of some variety. It is also possible that your dial was refinished to black even though the Bulova factory never produced it that way.

Andersok
Posted September 16, 2020 - 8:25am

Same here; I could not find the black dial version, but it is similar to the Sea King 'E'.

neetstuf-4-u
Posted September 16, 2020 - 8:06pm

I searched as well, and couldn't find a black dial variant.

1971 Sea King (variant unknown for now)

Alvin Uy Lim
Posted September 16, 2020 - 9:31pm

Thank you for trying to look for a match, I appreciate it.