Bulova 1971 Sea King

Submitted by Alvin Uy Lim on September 15, 2020 - 9:54am
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I tried scouring the ads but did not find any matches. I would greatly appreciate your help.

Alvin Uy Lim
Posted September 15, 2020 - 10:09am

In general, are lumes still able to function for watches such as these? I did not expect it but I was able to see a faint light after exposing to a light source.



Posted September 16, 2020 - 6:39am

I believe your watch is from the Bulova Sea King family.

I believe I've found the white dial variant, listed as a Sea King "E",

1970 Bulova Sea King "E"

Haven't been able to find the black dial variant as yet

1971 Bulova Sea King

Alvin Uy Lim
Posted September 16, 2020 - 8:49am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

I also agree that this most probably was from the Sea King family based on the ads and posts I've seen here. Would the comparison to E (black dial variant) still be valid even if waterproof was spelled out instead of having the whale logo?

Geoff Baker
Posted September 16, 2020 - 9:29pm

In reply to by Alvin Uy Lim

Hi Alvin, there seems to be interchangeability between the dial being marked 'waterproof' and the whale logo. The "E" designates a Sea King exactly as pictured above, so a different color dial wouldn't be an "E" variant anyway but it still might be a Sea King of some variety. It is also possible that your dial was refinished to black even though the Bulova factory never produced it that way.

Posted September 16, 2020 - 8:25am

Same here; I could not find the black dial version, but it is similar to the Sea King 'E'.

Posted September 16, 2020 - 8:06pm

I searched as well, and couldn't find a black dial variant.

1971 Sea King (variant unknown for now)

Alvin Uy Lim
Posted September 16, 2020 - 9:31pm

Thank you for trying to look for a match, I appreciate it.