Bulova 1958 Sea Clipper

5/10 votes
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Low dome 33mm excluding crown
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Apologies, there are not many details about this newly acquired watch. From what I do know of its history it dates from around late 40's/early 50's (so for the purpose of this listing I have shown it as 1950). I've worn it for the last week and it keeps time and functions impeccably....and I think it looks great.

I understand that to reach the movement the crystal has to be removed and because the crystal is a low dome type this is hard to do with a normal crystal grip. My watch repairer says it can be removed but he is reluctant to do so unnecessarily (i.e. just to photograph the movement) for fear of potentially damaging a hard to replace crystal.

In addition to the case serial number shown below, the rear of the case shows "Bulova Watch Company Inc, self winding, shock resistant, anti-magnetic, stainless steel"

I'd be grateful for any more information about the watch, in particular its age or which movement it is likely to be fitted with.

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William Smith
Posted July 31, 2014 - 11:30pm

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gareth896  is it back yet :)

Posted August 1, 2014 - 9:31pm

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My votes for a Clipper, variant Unknown

Posted August 11, 2014 - 1:22pm

The watch is now back with me after service. I can now confirm it has an 11AFAC movement and a 1959 (L9) date marking (a bit later than I originally thought).