Bulova Sea King 'GQ' Whale ref. 11108-8W circa 1971

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Brand: Bulova

Model: Sea King "GQ" Whale ref. 11108-8W; Swiss Made circa 1971 (N1 date code)

Case: Solid stainless steel case with snap-back is approximately 34mm excluding the original winding crown

Strap: Vintage new old stock (NOS) 11/16" tapered black leather crocodile-grain strap with polished stainless steel tang buckle

Movement: Bulova cal. 11 AN manual-winding movement (17 jewels); 21,600 BPH; Swiss Made; N1 date code = 1971

Features: Stunning original eggshell (off-white) dial with metallic blue panel and desirable "whale" logo at 6 o'clock; original handset; unpolished stainless steel case; rare Sea King "GQ" variant

Condition: Very nice original condition overall with only minor wear consistent with age and use; original dial and handset; sharp stainless steel case is unpolished with some minor toolmarks on the caseback from opening

Other: Usually quality and affordable don't belong in the same sentence, but Bulova is one big exception to that general rule. They made some incredible watches, particularly in the late 1950s through the early 1970s and are still relatively affordable today. This rare and unique Bulova Sea King variant is super cool and comes in a solid stainless steel case that can be dressed up or down. Have you ever seen a dial like this with a metallic blue track that changes colors in different lighting conditions?

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