Help ID - N1 Automatic w/Whale

Pictures of watch as received .

It was ticking a bit, but would stop.  Cleaned balance, a couple spots of oil, and it's running great.

Cleaned up nice.  (No pics yet.)

But I'm still not sure what model to list it under.  Blue dial is rather minimalist.  Nice matte finish.  Hour markers are flat with luminous beads right at the edge of dial.
I don't think I've seen the whale with just the outline before.  (not filled in.)

Movement = 11ANACD

Thanks!

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 28, 2012 - 5:59am

If I had to guess, and I will, You're describing an 'OCEANOGRAPHER' .

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bobbee
Posted April 28, 2012 - 6:39am

Clipper AQ in the 1972 ads has the whale as described.

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bobbee
Posted April 28, 2012 - 12:12pm

Any more pics?

roundgoldwinders
Posted April 28, 2012 - 2:26pm

roundgoldwinders
Posted April 28, 2012 - 2:26pm

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DarHin
Posted April 28, 2012 - 2:39pm

Date King. Not sure why the whale isn't solid white.

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bobbee
Posted April 28, 2012 - 2:49pm

Looking very similar to  one of the "Bulova Excellence Collection" I have been looking at recently. Not a lot known about them as far as I can gather,try Googling the 3 words above and see what you can get.

BTW, lovely watch, strap looks original too IMO.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 28, 2012 - 2:52pm

I've seen the Whale this way before. - http://www.mybulova.com/node/4290

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bobbee
Posted April 28, 2012 - 3:02pm

Also Clipper AM and AQ from 1972 as stated above.

roundgoldwinders
Posted April 28, 2012 - 4:55pm

Band is nice.  Signed "Kevin Drema" and has a Bulova clasp.

I question whether it's orignal, as it has a slight "bend to fit" look between the lugs. 

Watch is still performing great.