Bulova 1966 Clipper "P"

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1966 Bulova Clipper
1966 Bulova watch
Andersok's picture
Posted December 7, 2015 - 10:29pm

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Nice looking Clipper model. There are a couple of ads with this black dial, but the variant is not 100% determinable, looks to be the 'P' or something similar like 'F'. Pricelists do not provide any assistance.

1967 ad; 1968 ad

I would go with Clipper 'P', as both ads have similar looking know letter P, where the F looks different in those ads.

Posted December 8, 2015 - 8:58am

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Hmmm...not sure. Certainly either the Bulova Clipper "F" or "P".

Could certainly be an 'F" looking at this below enlargement.

Clipper "F" "P"

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Posted December 8, 2015 - 2:07pm

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Yeah, not an easy determination due to the blurriness; here is the same ad showing other uses of the letter F, and a clearer P:

How about we eliminate the F variant based on this 1967 ad:

or this one from 1966


Posted December 8, 2015 - 9:00am

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I would also guess "F"

Geoff Baker
Posted December 8, 2015 - 9:27am

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Hi Cameron, welcome to myBulova. Looks like YOUR Bulova is making quite an impression on our 'advertising copy interpretation' department! It's a great looking watch, appears to be in excellent condition, thanks for sharing it.

I'm in agreement with the "Clipper" ID but am holding out on a variant designation (F or P) until MI6 and the CIA analysts have weighed in.....

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Reverend Rob
Posted December 9, 2015 - 12:03am

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The 'F' in the ad is clearly different, and I'm seeing a muddy 'P', so Clipper 'P' for me.

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William Smith
Posted December 9, 2015 - 1:42pm

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I'm good with Clipper, but not sure about the "P" variant.  
So...Tentative Clipper "P" from me.

Geoff Baker
Posted December 10, 2015 - 8:48am

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Looking back at the super enlargement above I note that the two "P's" in Clipper do come a bit further down than the letter in question - note the red line to demonstrate. To Ken's point though, the "F" seems to be a different model than presented here.

Clipper, no variant

Recap to date

Clipper - Ken, Geoff

Clipper F - Jaroslav, Admin (tentative?)

Clipper P - Reverend, Will

We need a couple tie breakers!



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Posted December 13, 2015 - 2:02pm

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I'm in for the 'P' variant