Bulova 1971 Sea King

Submitted by neetstuf-4-u on August 13, 2022 - 5:49pm
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Here is a real eye catcher in polished stainless with a red accented dial with polished stainless between the hour hash marks and a red whale. There is a single example of this watch in the database(also dated 1971) seen here.

The previous example was noted as having the same dial as this Sea King (1971) in a different casing, but we opted to ID as Unknown. My reasoning for voting that way was primarily the fact we had never seen one before and there was the possibility it was a marriage. Subject watch confirms it's a legitimate model with a close serial number to the other.

1971, Whale on dial. same dial as Sea King "GF", and a 17 jewel hand wind movement would seem to indicate this model is a Sea King. Unfortunately, I don't find ad verification but pretty good evidence suggests its an SK.

Polished NOS stainless band added by me. Besides a few light marks on the crystal, watch could almost pass as NOS. Initials D.J. engraved on case back.

Geoff Baker
Posted August 14, 2022 - 9:27pm

Sorry Bob, in this era I'm always going to default to Line Books and adverts. Short of either, I'd match it to the Unknown you linked above.

Posted August 16, 2022 - 9:38pm

I found the identical dial on a 1973 Clipper BD but in maroon and in a yellow case.  I could not find any other ad match.  It is probably a Sea King but in absence of any ad match I have to go with unknown.  

Clipper D

Posted April 7, 2024 - 8:31pm

Confirmed ID down to the two tone stainless steel case (polished and brushed)

1971 Bulova Sea King

Journal and Courier (Lafayette, Indiana) · 23 Nov 1971, Tue · Page 27


71 Sea King

Posted April 7, 2024 - 11:11pm

Thanks, Jim!

1971 Sea King

Kathy L.
Posted April 8, 2024 - 10:05am

1971 Bulova Sea King