Bulova 1973 Sea King

Submitted by neetstuf-4-u on February 18, 2018 - 2:11pm
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Believe this to be a 1973 Sea King Variant. Made several attempts to remove the case back and gave up for fear of damaging it. Caseback dated N3.

My listing as a 17 jewel is based on assumption. It appears to have never been opened and has spent a very long time in a dresser drawer. Case is sunburst yellow gold with an almost metal flake silver dial that was really difficult to capture in a photo.  Clean polished yellow gold indices with stippled center lines and blue highlighted gold hands with blue center sweep second. Double printed black seconds tracks and "Bulova" Text.

As close as I could come in the database is Sea King "GD", which appears to be identical except the GD is in a stainless case with a whale on the dial. I haven't researched price lists, but would guess this is a "G_". First letter G with a second letter designation.

1973 Bulova Sea King watch
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Geoff Baker
Posted February 20, 2018 - 8:12am

I would say it's probably a Sea King, not too sure on the variant though.

1973 Bulova Sea King

Posted February 20, 2018 - 11:19am

I would agree with it being a Sea King. Another possible variant is the 'GK', but the markers appear to be thinner and longer than subject watch.

Posted February 20, 2018 - 11:33am

In reply to by Andersok

I considered the GK, but referenced ad calls out "white swedged markers outlined in black on a sunray gilt". Subject watch has all gold markers on silver. 

Posted February 20, 2018 - 12:17pm

1973 Bulova Sea King no variant

Reverend Rob
Posted February 20, 2018 - 12:34pm

Can't say for certain, but this may be a front loading watch. 

Posted February 20, 2018 - 1:00pm

In reply to by Reverend Rob

I'm pretty sure it's a snap back; case is GP and back is stainless steel.

Posted January 24, 2021 - 9:25am

I think I finally found this one in 1973-74 Line Book BAWDO183.

I always assumed the Kreisler Deluxe band was original, although the clasp isn't marked Bulova. I now believe it's a well matched replacement. Ad calls out matte grey dial with white outer edge which this one has, but it's concealed by the crystal edge radius. Crystal is likely a replacement.