Bulova 1960 -Non-Conforming

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Manufacture Year: 
1960
Movement Model: 
11AFAC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
E828867
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
25.93
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I know I need to luminate the hands. lol

It was completly torn apart, cleaned , Oiled and I had to replace the dial .

Runs great and accurate.

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1960 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch
1960 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
Andersok
Posted June 20, 2016 - 7:30am

Panel Member

Looks like it originally was either a Yankee or Midnight Clipper based on the case and it being a 17-jewel automatic. The current dial would have come from one of the Bulova 23 models. Not sure how we would id this one, since the color of the original dial would determine which Clipper model it may have originally been. Do you still have the original dial?

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shelton243
Posted June 20, 2016 - 9:28am

Yes.  It is a two tone.  Grayish and champaigne.  It was in really bad shape .  Isn't the 17 jewel with the Rotor (selfwinding) actually make it 23 ?

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Reverend Rob
Posted June 20, 2016 - 10:57am

Panel Member

The total number of jewels is what is always represented in the engraving, no math would be necessary. 17 jewel Automatics are very common, but of course, to be a '23' you need 23 jewels. 

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shelton243
Posted June 24, 2016 - 6:29am

shelton243 wrote:

Yes.  It is a two tone.  Grayish and champaigne.  It was in really bad shape .  Isn't the 17 jewel with the Rotor (selfwinding) actually make it 23 ?

  My  Mistake it was not as stated above.

Bulova top and Selfwinding on bottom

  It is a white dial,   with gold markings. Numdered 12, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10.

The markings seemed to be raised higher than usual. 

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shelton243
Posted June 20, 2016 - 9:29am

It wasn't a black dial. 

 

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shelton243
Posted June 20, 2016 - 12:15pm

I understand 17 jewels engraved I just don't understand why they call some 23 -,  They're counting the Rotor...lol

 

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Reverend Rob
Posted June 20, 2016 - 10:29pm

Panel Member

Not all '23's' are automatic. 

JP
Posted June 20, 2016 - 7:12pm

Panel Member

If you look at the movement of a 23 it will say 23 jewels.

Geoff Baker
Posted June 21, 2016 - 6:01am

Club 5000Panel Member

It's a fine looking watch, I like this dial style. Knowing that the dial from a "23" has been placed on a 17 jewel (Clipper?) movement makes it impossible to ID as one or the other. 

We must classify this watch as Non-Conforming as it is a hybrid of at least two different model. It's still a really nice looking watch though.

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shelton243
Posted June 21, 2016 - 11:56am

Movements original.  Just the dial's been changed.