Bulova 1963 Yankee Clipper

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1963
Movement Model: 
11AFAC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
G461479
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Watch is 33mm with 16mm lugs.  Bracelet is Speidel twist-o-flex.

It has a manufacture date code of M3 which is 1963.  The text on the caseback is as follows;  BULOVA, /10k r.g.b., stainless steel back,/ shock resistant/ anti magnetic/ self winding/ water proof.  The serial # is G461479. 

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Yankee Clipper 1963 Bulova watch
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bobbee
Posted October 22, 2012 - 9:01am

Need movement model, pics of inside and outside case back, please.

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newkid
Posted October 22, 2012 - 12:59pm

 

I have one photo of the outside of the caseback and one blurry photo of the movement.  I cannot remove the caseback to take current photos of the movement.  I have learned without doubt, this Bulova model is know as the Yankee Clipper.  It has a manufacture date code of M3 which is 1963.  The text on the caseback is as follows;  BULOVA, /10k r.g.b., stainless steel back,/ shock resistant/ anti magnetic/ self winding/ water proof.  The serial # is G461479. 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 22, 2012 - 1:51pm

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William Smith
Posted October 22, 2012 - 1:53pm

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Newkid  How did you determine it's a 17 jewel movement?  From the ad?  Below is snippet from 1962 ad link above.

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newkid
Posted October 22, 2012 - 3:40pm

I got the info from the ad as well as a blurred photo of the movement in my watch.  It appears to be an 11AFAC movement.

bourg01
Posted October 22, 2012 - 4:14pm

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Yankee Clipper it is indeed. 3 ticks from me. Great lookin watch newkid, looks like new old stock from what I can see. Great score and Welcome to MB!

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bobbee
Posted October 22, 2012 - 5:17pm

Agreed, stunning watch and ID good to go.

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DarHin
Posted October 22, 2012 - 5:54pm

Newkid, can you post a pics of the back and a side view? Not doubting the info you provided just trying to bolster the record for future reference. Also, when/if you get the chance please post pics of the movement. Thanks

Geoff Baker
Posted October 23, 2012 - 7:05am

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Yankee Clipper, and a dandy I might ad

OldTicker
Posted October 23, 2012 - 10:46pm

Or...could it be a Sea Clipper...ad dated Feb. 8 1962

The dial looks like it has lumed dots at the hour markers on this ad, where the subject watch does not.

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