Bulova 1953 Royal Clipper

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
1.614
Manufacture Year: 
1953
Movement Model: 
unk
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
unk
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

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* Unusual Case Bezel - will update.

Two additional 1950's examples below: Cases marked *Water Tite*

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Wayne Hanley
Posted June 28, 2011 - 12:59pm

Case, dial & hands differ from Royal Clipper ads.

mybulova_admin
Posted June 28, 2011 - 7:56pm

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Possibly a letter verison of this: http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1955-Royal-Clipper-380

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Wayne Hanley
Posted June 29, 2011 - 3:04am

According to the on-site ads Royal Clipper maintained the configuration shown in the above ad from 1954 to 1959. A 1960 ad shows a Royal Clipper without the x-dial. The subject watch shows a date of 1953 but doesn't appear in any on-site ads. Quite possibly an earlier Clipper of sorts, but no ads to prove it.

Your link above goes to a Clipper vs Royal Clipper (title should be corrected) according to on-site ads.

Search db dropdown list needs to add a Yankee Clipper.

zappatore88
Posted October 8, 2014 - 9:18am

Any one figure out what this case is? I saw anther one on eBay with date code L2 1952 same case same dial and hands, could it be a frankenbully ? Any one find any ads for it? I was thinking of jumping on it.  Thanks. 

plainsmen
Posted December 6, 2014 - 1:07pm

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zappatore88 wrote:

Any one figure out what this case is? I saw anther one on eBay with date code L2 1952 same case same dial and hands, could it be a frankenbully ? Any one find any ads for it? I was thinking of jumping on it.  Thanks. 

I still don't know this watch.  I've had 3 of them... still have one.