Bulova 1958 Jet Clipper

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1958
Movement Model: 
11ACAC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
none
Case Serial No.: 
6612917
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
28.5mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Picked this up in the 'parts' bin of a dealer at the Ohio NAWCC regional last month. Was hoping that the inside was going to be a USA made automatic movement, but it is one of the Bulova Swiss make Autos.

Movement was a bucket of rust: The mainspring (sealed barrel) and the whole of the auto module was unsalvageable. Parts movement was procured with same L8 stamping so, it is good to go. Case has the past owners initials on the back and his last name and what I guessing is his military serial number on the inside in neatly done script along with some watchmaker's notes. Images are post-COA.

Also found an advertisement for the watch and a scan is attached. I don't see this one in the archives. Watch seems to be a 1958 'Jet Clipper'.

Cheers!

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bobbee
Posted May 2, 2013 - 1:54pm

Super sweet work, great watch.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted May 2, 2013 - 4:58pm

1958 'JET CLIPPER'

JackW
Posted May 2, 2013 - 11:36pm

Thank you for the comments.  Guess this one is closed and done, eh?

mybulova_admin
Posted May 3, 2013 - 12:02am

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It only occured to me yesterday how these waterproof watches actually keep the water out, especially via the winding stem shaft. I know some watches have a screw down crown and others have a small rubber seal in the crown, but is this always the case with a waterproof watch?

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bobbee
Posted May 3, 2013 - 2:22am

Mido originally used a cork seal in their waterproof watch crowns.

Geoff Baker
Posted May 3, 2013 - 5:46am

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Nice watch Jack - thanks for sharing it. Great job on it too.