Bulova 1965 Clipper

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
Movement Model: 
Movement Jewels: 
Case Serial No.: 
Case shape: 
Case Manufacturer: 
Additional Information: 

Any ideas? Picked this up awhile back on ebay forget what i paid been that long. very nice watch keeps great time. Not a huge fan of automatics but this one is nice.

Not For Sale
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
Bulova Watch
Posted April 12, 2012 - 6:14pm

Why are you focusing so much on 1966 ads?  Obviously, because your watch is dated 1966, but that's not a good reason to limit your search of the ads to that year.  Most watches weren't produced for just one year, nor were they advertised for just one year, nor can you count on an ad being dated the same year as your watch.  You should be looking at all the 1960 ads, and probably some late 1950s and early 1970s as well.

If you look at all the ads for the 1960s, paying attention to the features of each line of watches, at the very least, you'll limit the options of what it could be.  And you may learn something more about 1960s watches in the process.

Jim Townsend
Posted April 12, 2012 - 6:33pm

Searched from 59 to 72 saw one it was a clipper jewel count was wrong and it had a date window. But case was very close to this case. Looks like a trip to the local library is on tap. Thanks will cant hurt we will see what they have to offer.

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted November 9, 2012 - 1:49pm

ad Dated 1967


William Smith's picture
William Smith
Posted September 7, 2014 - 6:57pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Jim  You say you looped the rotor of movement and its an M6.  Still looks like M5 to me, but I didn't use a loop, just your photo.
Also looks like the "V" variant.  
This exact same watch has two different records.  The other record is here.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 8, 2014 - 6:13am

Club 5000Panel Member

Or...is it the Jet Clipper AC? This is the advert from the other record Will referenced above, it's from 1967 as is the Christmas ad above.

bobbee's picture
Posted September 8, 2014 - 6:48am

AC is white Geoff, with no Florentine engraving. Dial has dart hour markers, subject/"V" has baton markers.

Will, Jim said he louped the back, not the movement.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 9, 2014 - 5:35am

Club 5000Panel Member

So, to your point Bob (and I agree) - it's really just a question of updating this record to "V"? Will, you seem to agree?