Clipper

Bulova 1977 Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1977
Movement Model: 
1133.10
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
N7
Case Serial No.: 
None
Case shape: 
Cushion
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Super clean watch straight from the original owner's sock drawer. Retirement watch dated 1977 with extra band links and booklet in original clam Shell. Presents like a new watch.  Raised ring around crystal is polished; remainder of front displays light machining around the polished ring.

Back and movement both dated N7. No case serial number. Face is marked "T-Swiss MVT-T" Inside of case back marked Hong Kong.

Faux bezel ring is actually part of the single piece case. Found one in stainless in the Db ID'ed as a Clipper, and one in unknowns.

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1977 Bulova watch
1977 Bulova watch
1977 Bulova watch
1977 Bulova watch
1977 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch advert

Bulova 1944 Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1944
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
10BA
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
4470311
Case shape: 
Cushion
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Nice little black dialed 1944 Clipper.  I found this in a lot and man did it look beat up.  It still could use a good cleaning for sure, but polished up nicely.  Lumi dial and hands, make for a mess clean up.

Yellow gold bezel and a stainless steel back

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1944 Bulova Clipper
1944 Bulova Clipper
1944 Bulova Clipper
1944 Bulova Clipper
1944 Bulova Clipper
Bulova Watch advert

Bulova 1969 Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
V
Manufacture Year: 
1969
Movement Model: 
11BLAC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
M9
Case Serial No.: 
G382308
Case shape: 
Cushion
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Nice watch with interesting gold outer band on face with lume dots. Appears to be a 1969 Clipper "V" on replacement band. Case and movenment dated M9 with inner back ink stamp "2639".

 

Referenced ad is dated 1967.

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1969 Bulova Clipper V watch
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch advert

Bulova 1966 Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
B
Manufacture Year: 
1966
Movement Model: 
11ALAC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
090908
Case shape: 
Cushion
Crystal Details: 
10.49MM ROUND
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1966 BULOVA?

Caseback:BULOVA  STAINLESS STEEL CASE  SHOCK RESISTANT  ANTI-MAGNETIC  WATER PROOF  M6

Inside caseback:2645(in ink)W GERMANY

Dial:silver dial with stainless steel(I think)hands and indices  marked  BULOVA  SELFWINDING and T SWISS T under the 6 

Movement:17 jewel  11ALAC also dated  M6

Forgot to mention this is a front loader

 

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1966 Bulova watch
1966 Bulova watch
1966 Bulova watch
1966 Bulova watch
1966 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1973 Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1973
Movement Model: 
11ACACD
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
F151602
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Both case back and movement (rotor) are marked N3

It has a date function/window

It is an automatic.

Any ideas what model it is?

Thanks!!
-Larry

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1973 Bulova Clipper watch
1973 Bulova watch
1973 Bulova watch
1973 Bulova watch

Bulova 1966 Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1966
Movement Model: 
11ALAC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
1474789
Case shape: 
Round
Additional Information: 

 I am pretty confident this is a Clipper "A", all good and keeping time but appears to have a replaced crown. Caseback marked M6. Face Marked SelfWinding just as the ad in the database that I have included and is referenced here: 

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1967-clipper-5901

I think I can clear up the question of "Selfwinding" vs "Automatic" for this model, or maybe just make it muddier. In last photo above, note the two watches (both in my collection) are identical except for the date stamp, notation on face and serial number. Watch I am presenting to the database here is on left and an M6, the watch on right is M8. The watch previously documented is a 1967 Clipper with "automatic" on the face, but 1967 ad says self winding on face. That apparently puts the transition  from selfwinding to automatic mid year 1967, and any discrepancy in ad content showing this model after mid 1967 as Selfwinding  may very well be re-using old ads or drawings without an update; or using up dials in stock.

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1966 Bulova Clipper A watch
1966 Bulova watch
1966 Bulova watch
1966 Bulova watch
1966 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1972 Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
AQ
Manufacture Year: 
1972
Movement Model: 
unknown
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
3-328549
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Additional Information: 

1972 Clipper AQ . Nice watch on replacement band, condition is excellent accurate runner. I personally have never opened this one up, never felt the need to. Purchased from the original owner and know it's legit.

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1972 Bulova Clipeer AQ watch
1972 Bulova watch
1972 Bulova watch
1972 Bulova watch
1972 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1955 Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1955
Movement Model: 
10CSC
Case Serial No.: 
A568461
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Star
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Hopefully, the Bulova Experts will help to answer some questions:

My wife presented to me for Christmas a Bulova. Well, I like it, but I have no knowledge about Bulovas (I’m more interested in Hamiltons). I made already a search for Bulovas on mybulova.com and it seems to be a 1955 Clipper.

Technical data are:

Movement: 10CSC, L5 date coded (I haven’t opened the watch yet for obvious reasons, but photos of the seller are present)

Case: 10 K Gold rolled plated, SSB, L5 dated, SN A568461

Box: non-matching (?) Duo-Wind Box (the German seller is notorious known for pairing vintage watches with non-matching boxes)

Now and what makes me nervous: is the dial real or Franken? I haven’t seen such a dial on any other Clipper or “Something plus Clipper” model. Is it a Clipper? Or something else?

There’s a ding on the dial (what hasn’t been described by the seller) – well, I can live with it. But if the dial should be a fantasy creation, my wife will have to send it back. What I want to avoid, of course (it’s a Christmas present…..).

Consequently, you input is highly appreciated!

Best regards

Martin

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1955 Bulova Clipper
1955 Bulova watch
1955 Bulova watch
1955 Bulova watch
1955 Bulova watch

Bulova 1952 Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1952
Movement Model: 
10CMC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
5286917
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
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1952 Clipper Bulova watch
1952 Bulova watch
1952 Bulova watch
1952 Bulova watch
1952 Bulova watch

Bulova 1973 Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
AG
Manufacture Year: 
1973
Movement Model: 
11AOACB
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
T003209
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 

1973 Bulova Clipper "AG"

All stainless case dated N3; 17-jewel 11AOACB automatic dated N2; dark gray dial with day and date window; black leather band added.

Similar 1970 Clipper AG with supporting ad

 

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1973 Bulova watch
1973 Bulova watch
1973 Bulova watch
1973 Bulova watch