Sea King v Jet Clipper v Clipper v Yankee Clipper

I seriously think that this conversation is long overdue.

Just what is the difference between these models? Lets get together and hopefully work this out.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 13, 2013 - 8:47am

A combination of Date of manufacture, Country of origin and Typographical error of 3rd party advertisers?

Let's line the ads up and see....

mybulova_admin
Posted August 13, 2013 - 8:51am

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Key:

AU - Automatic LH - Luminous hands
SW - Selfwinding LD - Luminous dial
WP - Waterproof CS - Center Second
WR - Water resistant SS - Sub Second
SP - Shockproof 17 - Jewels
SR - Shock-resistant Year range
SC - Stainless steel case AM - Anti-Magnetic
GC - Gold Plate/Filled/Rolled case  


This is my first round of looking through the advert and I have no doubt missed a bunch.

Surfmaster

55-59,17, WP, LH, LD, SS, SC

Sea King

55-69, 17, SR, LD, LH, CS, WP, GC, AM

Sea Clipper

59-60, 17, SW, WP, SR, CS, SC, LH, LD, AM

Jet Clipper

58-64, 17, WP, SW, SR, SC, LD, LH, CS, AM

Yankee Clipper

58-63, 17, SW, SR, WP, GC Front, SC Back, LD, LH

Royal Clipper (shadow X dial)

56-59, 17, SW, WP, CS, SR, LD, LH, AM, GC Front, SC back

Ocean Clipper

57, 17, SW, SR, AM, WP, SC, CS, LD, LH

Clipper (distinctive lugs)

55-68, 17, SW, SR, WP, AM, LD, LH, CS, GC Front, SC Back

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 29, 2013 - 4:08pm

The first advertised automatic 'SEA KING' appears in 1969.

mybulova_admin
Posted August 29, 2013 - 6:34pm

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The 'automatic' Sea King, not a 'manual wind' Sea King?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 30, 2013 - 1:25pm

'SEA KING' was manually wound from inception in 1955 through 1968 admin, in 1969 We see the first ad for an automatic.

 

Geoff Baker
Posted August 31, 2013 - 5:57am

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Stephen, this is good, real good, you did one a week or two ago against the Ranger Cadet Lieutenant Bruce too. My question is "Where can you file this so it's easily recalled when I want to refer to it?" Can we have some type of "Research Forum"?

mybulova_admin
Posted August 31, 2013 - 8:08am

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Hmm, thats not a bad idea and would help keep posts like this together. Let me set it up and I'll move this and a few other over to it.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 1, 2013 - 5:41am

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Yeah, as much work as you put into these it's just a shame to see them disappear down the list of long forgotten forum posts.