Bulova 1955 Sea Clipper

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.34
Manufacture Year: 
1955
Movement Model: 
unk
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
unk
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

Bulova under the 12, Self Winding under the hands, Swiss under the 6. No Serial number on the back of the watch, it just says Bulova Watch Co - Stainless Steel - Antimagnetic - Waterproof - Shock Resistant. Has a Speidel strap that looks fairly new.

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J13
Posted April 19, 2011 - 10:07am

I have no idea if it is 1955 I did not know what else to put there sorry!

NOVA
Posted April 19, 2011 - 10:15am

You should see a two character code on the back of the watch, such as "L5" of "M5" or some other two character combination. Do you see anything like that?

J13
Posted April 19, 2011 - 12:12pm

I have searched the back closely and there is no serial, at least not one a complete novice like me can find

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 19, 2011 - 12:41pm

I have what I think is an identical Watch, a 17 Jewel Stainless Steel automatic w sweep center seconds - the caseback screws on?

Datecode is located directly under the seriel number - or take a photograph and post it.

J13
Posted April 19, 2011 - 12:57pm

the caseback is a screw on, 6 "teeth" for the tool to open it. When you say Datecode is under the serial number im not sure what you mean, there are no numbers or symbols on the back of the watch ( i have not opened it I am scared there is a gasket or something I may damage). What year was the watch you have produced if you dont mind me asking?

J13
Posted April 19, 2011 - 1:03pm

its hard to see the texture on mine from the picture i posted but the face alot like the 1955 American Clipper listed on this site, although the case is not the same.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 19, 2011 - 2:12pm

The Dial texture is a Sunburst finish.

The Watch cannot be accurately identified by Dial alone, Movement and Case type is also a factor.

Knowing the Year of manufacture (by using the datecode) helps narrow the possibilities.

Take a look at the Case of this circular 1950 'Duo - Wind' from the Database.

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1950-Duo-Wind-345

 

mybulova_admin
Posted April 20, 2011 - 5:25am

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Bulova Sea Clipper

1959 Bulova Sea Clipper watch

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 20, 2011 - 7:25am

Certainly looks like a 'SEA CLIPPER' admin, but without knowing the Date of production and Case type the ID is a guess.

J13
Posted April 20, 2011 - 7:32am

here are some much larger pics and some of the back

http://www.iputthedotinthe.com/watch/