Bulova 1969 Golden Clipper

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.67
Manufacture Year: 
1969
Movement Model: 
unknown
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
1-773595
Case shape: 
Cushion
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Hello, please find attached the pictures of my Bulova watch. I have not been able to identify my models from those being presented at this site. 

A note on the date 1969: In order to fill out the form I had to specify a manufacture year. I have no idea in which year my watch has been manufactured, which is why I typed in "1969" just to be able to save the watch and upload the pictures. I hope that you can help me to find out the correct manfuacture year.

On the dial following information can be found:

"Bulova
Automatic
23 Jewels
T Swiss T" (reference to tritium?)
The outer backcase has the following number stamped on it: 1-773595|
The crown has a "Bulova" relief.

As to the watch´s background: I bought it from a flea market in Germany in 1995. The watch has not been opened ever since, but it still works immediately and with high accuracy. Since I do not have the right tools and there is no watchmaker where I live, I unfortunately can´t show you any pictures from the movement and the inside backcase. This is really all the information that I can give you.

I am not interested in selling the watch. I am looking forward to every bit of information that you could share with me. Thank you very much in advance.

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mybulova_admin
Posted December 1, 2015 - 6:54am

Club 5000Panel Member

It could potentially be a 1970s watch. If possible have the back removed and see what the date code is stamped on the movement.

#371101....model number. (#371104 is a Bulova Golden Clipper that is identical but with a different coloured dial) 

Brochure showing the watch.

1970s Bulova vintage watch

Andersok
Posted December 1, 2015 - 7:19am

Panel Member

I did not find a match in any other ad, but the ad posted above shows a very close match, I think the 370101 is the stainless version of that pictured yellow 371101 with the matching blue dial and red markers and calendar only. Interesting use of the tuning fork symbol above the Bulova, as these are not accutron models.

mybulova_admin
Posted December 1, 2015 - 7:26am

Club 5000Panel Member

That aspect of the combination of the Bulova and Accutron logo has always intrigued me. Perhaps a branding cutover stage Bulova were going for, before moving to only use the tuning fork and Accutron, dropping the Bulova branding, but still having that association.

I have a mens metal bracelet with both Bulova and the tuning fork on the clasp......I figured it was a knock-off band, but maybe not. 

Geoff Baker
Posted December 2, 2015 - 6:09am

Club 5000Panel Member

I agree with the 370101 ID as it is stainless. What I've never been able to resolve is why Bulova went with six digit model numbers instead of five. I've always suspected that Bulova did things a little differently in the European and Pacific Rim markets. We regularly see this case back although, other than this series of ads we don't have much documentation on them.

Geoff Baker
Posted December 3, 2015 - 8:38am

Club 5000Panel Member

Panel members, your thoughts?

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Reverend Rob
Posted December 3, 2015 - 10:52am

Panel Member
 

Ideally, we need to look inside, this may or may not be an International model, and that would settle the year also. I'm thinking this is early 70's? Those model numbers are so...sterile. 

jabs
Posted December 3, 2015 - 3:08pm

Panel Member

Subject watch will be model 371101 or 370101 it is clear, but from the available photos is not evident from what material the case is

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William Smith
Posted December 4, 2015 - 4:39am

Club 5000Panel Member

I'm good w/ tentative 370101 ID if the 371101 is gold colored bezel. I guess that's a process of elimination combined with a "guess", but that's why I'd go tentative on ID.

Andersok
Posted December 4, 2015 - 7:10am

Panel Member

370101

mybulova_admin
Posted December 5, 2015 - 10:45pm

Club 5000Panel Member

370101 would be the model number. I still think it has a name, and I'm tentaive Golden Clipper.