Bulova 1963 Jet Clipper

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Probably Jet Clipperor Senator
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Here is a pic of grandpaws watch that was passed down to me. It has  m3 on back which is a 1963 and seriel # is 407785. It is anti magnetic and shock resistant, and self winding. I dont think it has ever been serviced, however the number nine is upside down. I would really like to know how that happened because it doesnt look like it has been moved. It appears perfectly aligned. Would like to know what model,how much it cost new, how much its worth now and if a schematic or repair manual is available for it. Thanks E

EDIT: Changed to Jet Clipper 2012/07/28


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FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted May 28, 2012 - 3:16pm

1962 ad for the 'JET CLIPPER' shows a Dial with the numerals placed in this position but not with the inward register, the Caseback also differs(?) slightly from any of the examples I own.


The 'SENATOR' shows a Dial with the Minutes register inboard of the Numerals as showing on Your Watch and is the only Dial I'm aware of off top of My head with this characteristic.

a stumper for Me personally 'til someone else chimes in.

Posted May 30, 2012 - 2:22pm

Thanks to all for all of the information. Very helpful.

Jim Townsend
Posted May 30, 2012 - 2:24pm


FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted May 30, 2012 - 4:19pm

a 1959 ad (ad 2) shows a Dial with the inboard register http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova%20ad%2019... so, although We do not have an ad confirming this exact configuration I'm 95% positive Your Grandfathers Watch is a 'JET CLIPPER'.

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William Smith
Posted July 28, 2012 - 8:53pm

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Sure seems to be close to the 1958 Jet Clipper ad below. Click for full ad.  Another similar ad in 1959 not pictured. Exception are the 3 and 9 markers. 

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted July 29, 2012 - 2:25pm

2+ Stars, ...almost 3. 

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William Smith
Posted July 29, 2012 - 4:10pm

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two checks tentative from me too

Posted July 29, 2012 - 8:35pm

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Likewise from me.

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Reverend Rob
Posted July 29, 2012 - 8:43pm

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I'd like to have a solid movt ID, but I'm thinking Jet Clipper. I find it odd that the movt has 7 jewels, do you know that for sure, popswatch?