Bulova 1958 Sun Clipper

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1958
Movement Model: 
11ACAC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
G953087
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

A nice example of a 1958 gent's watch, both case and movt are marked L8. This is the 11ACAC, an American design which can trace its roots back to the 10BOAC. It was designed and the ebauche manufactured in Switzerland, by Bulova, utilizing their own design, and imported to the US for final finishing/assembly, although some were probably imported complete. The lack of import code is odd, perhaps they were no longer required by 1958? 

An interesting case design, I have included an angled pic to show the pattern on the sides. The pics really do not do this one justice, it is a thoroughly nice watch. 

I'm thinking Sun Clipper. 

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JP
Posted September 15, 2013 - 9:21pm

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Very unique and different non number hour markers and side case .

Unknown for now.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 16, 2013 - 5:36am

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Agree on the Sun Clipper ID - I believe this would be our first. Well done Rob

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 16, 2013 - 5:56am

agreed: 'SUN CLIPPER'

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Reverend Rob
Posted September 16, 2013 - 10:56am

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For those interested in such things, this would be almost $700 in today's dollars. 

plainsmen
Posted September 16, 2013 - 9:36pm

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Sunclipper

JP
Posted September 16, 2013 - 10:38pm

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Sun Clipper

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Reverend Rob
Posted September 18, 2013 - 8:25pm

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Do I hear a consensus?

bourg01
Posted September 18, 2013 - 9:01pm

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Yep, Sun Clipper. Post it .

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cerij4242
Posted December 31, 2013 - 1:15pm

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cerij4242/6607518829/Yes Sun Clipper I have one the same 1958 model