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


Brand: Bulova

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

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

Strap: Vintage new old stock (NOS) 11/16" Caravelle smooth black leather strap with stainless steel tang buckle; also includes what we believe to be the original stainless steel expansion bracelet

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

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; 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 with all engravings defined and clearly visible; ultra-glossy original black dial with all Tritium lume plots present and aged to an attractive yellow hue; original Tritium hands with all luminous material in tact and matching

Other: Here at watchsteez.com, we are huge fans of vintage Bulova. Fortunately for collectors, the brand is still undervalued (but not for long). This rare Surf King "FW" variant is a perfect example of why we love the brand - You can get a super cool model in mint condition with a solid stainless steel case powered by a quality Swiss movement for only $500. This particular Bulova Surf King is minimal and classic and can double as a black-tie watch or casual weekend wearer. The stainless steel expansion bracelet transforms it into a completely different watch on the wrist. Just check out the art-deco "12" on the dial and perfect yellow Tritium lume! The entire watch glistens out in the sun and is sure to stand out in a boardroom riddled with common Submariners and Datejusts.

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