Bulova 1955 Clipper

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26.2 Diameter
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Clipper Case with Varient Upgrade Dial - Textured Pattern Gold Color - Unique Raised 3, 6, 9, 12 Numerals & Batons, Blue Lum Hands, Self Winding, WaterProof, Shock Resistant, Anti-Magnetic, Stainless Steel Back,10K Gold Fil Bezel.

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FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted March 5, 2011 - 11:07pm

The earliest ad on file for the 'SEA KING' dates its release to 1959.

The earliest 'SEA KING' on site belongs to Old Ticker - dated 1961.


Prior to the 1960'ish design / name change, 'SEA KING' release I believe this model was known as the 'WATERPROOF' (screw back case). The 'WATER-TITE' having a one  piece Case

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Wayne Hanley
Posted March 6, 2011 - 12:05am



I really didn't want to get into this until I receive the watch.. The case looks like the Self-Winder, but the dial don't match. Dial could be the Water Proof but the case  don't match. I can't read the data on the case back in the pics..

Posted March 6, 2011 - 1:49am

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Looks to me like they didn't know the model name so simply named it what was on the dial.

Ad shows it as a 1954 Clipper.

Bulova 1954 Clipper

Variant dial from one posted at the top, but same as the ad above.


Posted March 6, 2011 - 1:55am

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Close..but.... 1961Sea King

1961 Bulova Sea King M

close again...but.....1962 Jet Clipper

1962 Bulova jet Clipper

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Wayne Hanley
Posted March 7, 2011 - 9:18am


I agree it has a basic Clipper case with a varient dial. I have never seen this dial advertised. Agree that the Self-Winder is mislabeled.

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