Bulova Surf King 'FW' circa 1965 (Glossy Black Dial)


Brand: Bulova

Model: Surf King "FW" (Glossy Black Dial Variation); Swiss Made; M5 date code = 1965

Case: Solid stainless steel "waterproof" case with compressed snap-back is approximately 32mm excluding the signed "BULOVA" winding crown

Strap: Rare vintage new old stock (NOS) 11/16" Bulova black genuine saddle leather strap with stainless steel tang buckle

Movement: Bulova cal. 11 AL manual-winding movement (17 jewels) with subsidiary running seconds register at 6 o'clock; 18,000 BPH; Swiss Made; serviced

Features: Incredible original glossy black dial with all Tritium lume plots in tact and aged to a stunning yellow hue; original Tritium hands with matching yellow patina; running subsidiary seconds register at 6 o'clock; unpolished solid stainless steel "waterproof" case; domed acrylic crystal

Condition: Mint original condition overall with no major noteworthy blemishes; solid stainless steel case is razor sharp and completely unpolished with all of the original finishes in tact; crisp caseback remains clearly legible; ultra-glossy original black dial retains its mirror-like finish with all Tritium lume plots present and aged to an attractive yellow hue; excellent original Tritium hands with matching lume; clean domed acrylic crystal

Other: Here at watchsteez.com, we are huge fans of vintage Bulova. Fortunately for collectors, the brand is still undervalued. This rare Surf King "FW" variant is a perfect example of why we love the brand - You can get a super cool model with a great dial in mint condition with a solid stainless steel case powered by a quality Swiss movement for under $500. As an added bonus, the movement has already been completely overhauled by our watchmaker! The Bulova Surf King is classic, minimal, and can double as a black-tie watch or casual weekend wearer. Just check out the art-deco "12" on the glossy mirror dial with perfect golden yellow lume. The entire watch just glistens out in the sun.

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