Bulova 1959 Royal Clipper

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 
1959
Movement Model: 
E055271
Case Serial No.: 
E055271
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This watch was given to me by my uncle. This was my great grandfathers retirement watch. All I know is its from the 50's. I am sure the crown is not original and it has a seiko band. I apologize but I do not know how to remove the backing to give you the movement details. I have looked at hundreds of 50's era Bulova watches with no luck in matching what I have which is what led me to your great website. Any info would be very welcome. Thank you. 

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Chadillacbroham 1959 Bulova Royal Clipper 05 04 2014
1959 Bulova watch
1959 Bulova watch
1959 Bulova watch
1959 Bulova watch
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Chadillacbroham
Posted April 24, 2014 - 6:10pm

Dial says self winding   

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bobbee
Posted April 24, 2014 - 7:27pm

1959 Royal Clipper, I think.

New hour and minutes hands, should be radium.

Cool watch.

JP
Posted April 24, 2014 - 9:42pm

Panel Member

Could you take the watch to a jewlery shop and have the back taken off and take photos of the movement?

Geoff Baker
Posted April 26, 2014 - 5:27am

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Welcome Chadillac to myBulova and congratulations on having this wonderful keepsake from your great grandfather, I think that is wonderful. Treasure it forever ( but have it serviced if you're going to wear it!). The date code on the back of your watch appears to be L9 which would make it a 1959 model, can you please verify that?

I would vote it as a 1959 Royal Clipper model.

bourg01
Posted April 28, 2014 - 6:35pm

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By all means Welcome to MB. Nice Royal Clipper, your Dad took very good care of it to look so good now. As Bob mentions, have serviced  before  you wear it.

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Chadillacbroham
Posted April 30, 2014 - 8:47am

Yes you were right about the L9 stamp. Thank you all for the compliments. I wasn't planning on having it serviced but since a few of you mentioned it I will now for sure. I'll make sure to get some pics with the back removed. Thanks again for all your help. Any band ideas?

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bobbee
Posted April 30, 2014 - 11:46am

Red crocodile, or lizard.

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Chadillacbroham
Posted May 1, 2014 - 5:46am

Oh yeah! That would look good bobbee thanks. Do most jewelry stores that carry Bulova carry replacement bands?

bourg01
Posted May 1, 2014 - 9:44am

Panel Member

I'd go with a darker Burgundy Crocodile. Croc lasts 4 ever and well worth the extra $$. I have a Croc band on one of my AA's and it looks as good as the day I put it on 8 years ago.

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Chadillacbroham
Posted May 1, 2014 - 3:14pm

I like croc as well. I've never had a watch with a leather band. This one is definitely going to get one. Thank you.