Need help with this watch?

Hi, I'm new to the boards and Bulova recommanded I ask for information about my watch here, so here is what I can tell you about it. 

The face of the watch has Bulova and Self Winding on it?

The back has the following:

Bulova on the top of the back along with Stainless Stell back, Shock Resistant, Anti-Magnetic, water Proof, and at the bottom is the number I907227 with M6 underneath it, The band has 1/20 10k GF Top Caps USA written on it. I will also try to add pictures just incase they don't show in this post.

Thank You in advance for any information that anybody can  provide.



Posted March 10, 2013 - 11:16pm

Thank You


Geoff Baker
Posted March 11, 2013 - 6:06am

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Hi Anthony, what is it that you'd like to know? I think your watch was called a "Clipper" . Here's a link to a 1965 model. It appears that the hands on yours may have been switched out.

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Reverend Rob
Posted March 11, 2013 - 10:13am

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Bulova recommended you come here? Nice!!

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Posted March 11, 2013 - 10:28am

Very nice Clipper "V" with some lovely "modern" hands.

I think it looks kinda "railroady", I like it!





Posted March 11, 2013 - 4:29pm

Thank you all for the information

Posted March 11, 2013 - 8:39pm

Clipper V

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William Smith
Posted March 11, 2013 - 8:44pm

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Please feel free to enter or add your antique or vintage Bulova watch to this site as a reference for others..  That's the best forum/entry point for watch ID's and this type of info.


Posted March 12, 2013 - 1:49pm

Normal hands would be Gilt Dauphine Pitched. I have them if you want to go back to the original ones. PM me at JP and we can discuss if you like.


Posted March 15, 2013 - 11:26pm

I finally had someone take the back off the watch for me so I can take pictures of it and to my surprise the date mark on the inside read M7 and not M6, could this be normal or were the movements replaced with a 1967 movement?

Posted March 16, 2013 - 3:35am

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Are you 100% sure the back case says M6 and not M8? It doesn't make a great difference to the originality of the watch. Clipper V is a great call and I hope JP can help geting some hands to match.

It's wonderful that Bulova recommended that you pay us a visit. Glad you did and glad we could help you.

Geoff Baker
Posted March 16, 2013 - 5:59am

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Anthony - it is not unusual to find watches that have a year, in some case two year difference between the two date codes. Think 'left over' parts from last years production run being used to create this years watches. We regularly see a second date code added to movements in the 1930's and 40's. It does not appear that Bulova did that when they moved to their current method of coding. It was also in the late 1040's that Bulova began coding both components, movement and case.

Don't forget to add your watch to the database. we're glad you stopped by.......

Posted March 16, 2013 - 3:57pm

I just double check the date code on the back of the watch with a 16x jewelers loupe and it is M6. I will add my watch to the database for future references.