Bulova 1966 Midnight Clipper

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1966
Movement Model: 
11ALAC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
I336354
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

10k RGP bezel.

Swiss

Self winding

Not For Sale
Bulova selfwind
1966 Bulova watch
FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
FifthAvenueRest...
Posted May 12, 2013 - 9:43am

Could You please provide a shot of the Caseback.

Ad Dated 1964 http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/uploaded_photos/user2196/car...

'MIDNIGHT CLIPPER'

bourg01
Posted May 12, 2013 - 10:43am

Panel Member

Nice call Mark, the ad says it all, agreed MC.

littleorme
Posted May 12, 2013 - 10:43am

Hi, 

Thanks for quick response!

Before I bought it, the vendor described it as a Clipper, but couldn't tell me how he knew that.

There is no second hand on my watch - so would that suggest it is not a Clipper?

At the moment it is being serviced. I should be able to provide a shot of the caseback by this time next week.

Thanks again.

bourg01
Posted May 12, 2013 - 10:46am

Panel Member

The second hand is probably just missing. Ask your watchmaker to replace it if the pinion hasn't broken off.

littleorme
Posted May 12, 2013 - 10:54am

Hi,

Why didn't I think of that! I'll give my man a ring in the morning.

Thanks.

JP
Posted May 12, 2013 - 11:35am

Panel Member

MC for me

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted May 12, 2013 - 11:38am

Shawn is right on. the ALAC is a Center Seconds Movement.

The AC in the abbreviation standing for Automatic, Center seconds.

littleorme
Posted May 12, 2013 - 12:14pm

Well, I learn something new everyday.

Thanks

mybulova_admin
Posted May 12, 2013 - 4:03pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Midnight Clipper for me as well. I think we have a proper colour advert somewhere too.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted May 12, 2013 - 4:34pm

1950's ads admin - it seems this model was around for a while.