I just got the call....

...from the watchmaker.  AD's don't have my number. So, I rushed over and dropped off two and picked up one.  I also realized that I had mismeasured the strap that I had bought for it:  an 18mm will not fit a 17mm.

This was going to be my "summer" watch.  It is a 1964 Bulova Surf King GY.  The linen dial has darkened with age.  It is more of a tobacco stain color than it originally was.  On the wrist (or "on wrist" as some say) it appears a little too formal for the Hawaiian shirt wearing summer vibe that I was envisioning.  I think that I might look like the guy who wears black Florsheims to the beach.  Did Bulova think that Frankie was going to dance on the beach with Annette wearing one of these? Different times, I guess.

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Beautiful indeed👌

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“…a little too formal for a Hawaiian shirt…” 😂

Beautiful piece! The linen dial has aged wonderfully in my opinion... and I think for casual cabana-hopping fun at the beach it’s great. Pair with straw hat and you’re golden.

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I reckon it would look sensational with a Hawaiian shirt, but on a different strap. Maybe a tropic or one of those woven ones. Beautiful watch, the dial and indices are perfect.

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I agree with @bevelwerks. That watch looks tailor-made for sitting in a beach chair and sucking down mojitos all day. 

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I blew up the photo. The cross hatched pattern is fantastic 👌😀!

It also looks like it reflects discreet rainbow tones from the sunlight, I love the watch my Bro💪👍. 

It will be the most original watch on the beach ☀🌊 .