Bulova 1962 Jet Clipper

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1963
Movement Model: 
11AFAC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
G582238
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

SELF WINDING, STAINLESS STEEL CASE, SCREW BACK

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RAIJIN
Posted November 20, 2011 - 3:48pm

I found this Ad and was thinking is it possible that this watch is a Yankee clipper. Though the dials are different the case looks similar. The movement is M3(1963) the Ad is 1962. could they (Bulova) have put the (or some watchmaker) 1963 movement in a 1962 case?. I mean the ad reads "water proof" like my watch. Auto wind like my watch. offered in charcoal grey, my watch isn't white it's kinda greyish in color and the lugs look close. I don't , I would like to a ruling on this. I already deleted one watch the was a frankenbully. I would like to get some input or I delete it though all the stuff is there that says it's a bulova. but which one is it.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted November 21, 2011 - 10:23pm

It is not a Yankee Clipper E as you have depicted in your first comparison to your watch above. Your case just doesn't match, especially the lugs.

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RAIJIN
Posted November 23, 2011 - 4:56pm

I'm having hard time trying to ID this watch

simpletreasures
Posted November 23, 2011 - 6:26pm

RAIJIN, It's not a frankenbully, that's for sure! It's a true Bulova,  so add the movement to the movement database with the start year as 63' no end year.

The ID will come eventually, just be patient. I've got hundreds that don't have a name yet, but they have a home  :-)

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RAIJIN
Posted November 24, 2011 - 7:42pm

thank you very much

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 24, 2011 - 9:55pm

If I had to guess, which I'll do I would say this is a 'SEA CLIPPER'

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RAIJIN
Posted November 26, 2011 - 8:55am

my question then should I update it to a "sea Clipper"

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 26, 2011 - 9:12am

I would, better a tentative ID than 'UNKNOWN' IMO

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Wayne Hanley
Posted November 27, 2011 - 5:58am

Do you believe in guesses?

 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 27, 2011 - 7:44am

Wayne,

Sometimes.

The Caseback, Movement and Hands say 'CLIPPER', the corrosion resistant Bezel says 'SEA CLIPPER'.

IMO