Clipper

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

Bulova 1966 Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
P
Manufacture Year: 
1966
Movement Model: 
11ALAC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
j307823
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
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1966 Bulova Clipper
1966 Bulova watch

Bulova 1970 Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
AJ
Manufacture Year: 
1970
Movement Model: 
11ANACB
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
H267982
Case shape: 
Oval
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Anyone know what to call this one? Looks just like the Golden Clipper "D" except it's stainless steel.

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1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch

Bulova 1960 Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1960
Movement Model: 
11AFAC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
E545804
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
21 1/2 = 26.2mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This Yankee Clipper watch is harder to find since it comes with black dial and less were produced. Most Yankee Clipper came with a white/silver dial.

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1960 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1970 Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
AG
Manufacture Year: 
1970
Movement Model: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
000495
Case shape: 
Oval
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Dear Sir or Madam:

My name is Paul, I purchased my Bulova in 2005. I got it from a watch maker in Rancho Mirage, California. Now retired and out of business. All I know is that it is a 1970. I have tried to find one similar for identification, but to no avail. I am not a watch maker, nor do I feel comfortable with opening the back to expose the movement. So forgive the lack of pictures. I gave you two pictures of the front so one, you can see the condition of the face and the other for detail. Thank You all for looking at my Bulova, I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Best Regards;  Paul Airhart

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1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch

Bulova 1954 Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1954
Movement Model: 
10CSC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
7558492
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
ROUND PLASTIC 27.87MM
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1954 CLIPPER

Case back:BULOVA,STAILESS STEEL BACK,ANTI-MAGNETIC,SELF-WINDING,WATER TITE L4 and serial#.

Inside case back:BULOVA,10K ROLLED GOLD PLATE BEZEL,NEW YORK.

10CSC movement is dated L4

Signed BULOVA crown.

 

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