Bulova Sea King Automatic Date circa 1969 ('Whale' Model)


Brand: Bulova

Model: Sea King "Whale" Automatic Date (rare variant); Swiss Made; M9 date code = 1969

Case: Solid stainless steel case with two-piece screw-down back is approximately 33mm excluding the original unsigned winding crown

Strap: Vintage new old stock (NOS) Caravelle 11/16" black leather strap with polished stainless steel tang buckle; also includes original Bulova black leather strap (no longer wearable)

Movement: Bulova cal. 11 ANACD self-winding automatic movement (17 jewels) with date display at 3 o'clock; 21,600 BPH; Swiss Made

Features: Stunning original silver sunburst dial with art-deco "12" and beveled hour markers; date display at 3 o'clock; original Tritium hands have aged to a nice yellow hue; original center sweeping-seconds hand; sharp solid stainless steel case with domed acrylic crystal; rare Sea King "Whale" variant

Condition: Incredible original condition overall with only very light signs of wear consistent with age; solid stainless steel case is razor sharp and completely unpolished with the original edges and bevels in tact; crisp caseback is clearly legible and in mint condition; gorgeous original silver sunburst dial has aged to a light cream color; all Tritium lume plots are present and have aged to an attractive yellow hue; original Tritium hands with all luminous material in tact and matching; a few very minor superficial scratches on the domed acrylic crystal

Other: This beautiful and versatile Bulova Sea King "Whale" is hard to resist in superb original condition for under $500. Dress it up with a suit and tie, wear it casually with a t-shirt and jeans, or try it on a colorful NATO strap while sipping margaritas at the pool! Just don't take it into the water... We absolutely love the cool whale logo on the silver sunburst dial. Bulova used this famous logo throughout their Sea King lineup in the late 1960s through the early 1970s.

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