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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Geoff Baker
Posted December 6, 2015 - 7:52am

Club 5000Panel Member

hmmm, Golden Clipper? I was looking at this advert again this AM while admiring the sword and noticed that one of the watches has a model number similar to this watch.

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/Bulova_AD_1970_1...

Perhaps I too am leaning toward a tentative Golden Clipper ID, the watches do have many points in common.

 

mybulova_admin
Posted December 8, 2015 - 8:37am

Club 5000Panel Member

Yep, that's the advert/watch I was referencing with the similar model number. Certainly a number of common elements.

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William Smith
Posted December 9, 2015 - 1:39pm

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Lots in common, but the Golden Clipper ad linked above states 17 jewels.

Geoff Baker
Posted December 8, 2015 - 9:19am

Club 5000Panel Member

OK - I'm committing, Golden Clipper

EC2
Posted December 8, 2015 - 10:07am

Thank you for your comments so far. I was also wondering about the model name. I look forward to your final assessment. In the meantime I have found two Ambassador models on ebay that also share some similiarities with my watch:

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