Hello, My first post here.
I became interested in manual and automatic watches on a trip to China about 2 years ago. The availability of cheap knock-off watches (and expensive, impressive knockoff watches) was incredible. But I was drawn instead to the vintage Sea Gulls since they made a statement to me about how a quality business is affected by changing social leadership. I have been drawn deeper and deeper into watches ever since. My first purchase was a '72 Bulova SeaKing original, in both boxes, still tied down and the band looked like it had never been un-tied from the velvet bed. It was original Naugahyde "Leather" and since Nauga are a protected species now, I knew the watch had to be valuable. :) It has a black dial with red and gold minute markers and looks incredibly sharp. I found a local watch repair shop and the owner cleaned and oiled the movement. What a find. I have all the paperwork from where it was purchased in '72 at a local jewelry store. I wear it at least once a week since it matches the logo of my business's polo so well. I've since bought a Steinhart Ocean 39 gmt and recently bought a 1944 Gruen 420ss in a TK Corp linen case. I guess I'm officially hooked.
New '72 Bulova