Bulova 1972 Clipper "AQ"

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1972 Clipper AQ . Nice watch on replacement band, condition is excellent accurate runner. I personally have never opened this one up, never felt the need to. Purchased from the original owner and know it's legit.

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Posted April 29, 2017 - 12:58am

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1972 Bulova Clipper 'AQ' it is. I always find it wonderful to see them look exactly the same as they were advertised. I think a nice back rubber band would suit this watch perfectly.

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Posted April 29, 2017 - 6:34am

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A more proper band is on my wish list. Figured I would add it to the database as-is to get one in here.

Posted April 29, 2017 - 6:34am

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Clipper "AQ", nice watch

Geoff Baker
Posted April 29, 2017 - 7:18am

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Clipper AQ works for me.

Posted April 29, 2017 - 7:22am

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Clipper "AQ", looks to have been taken care of over the years.

Posted April 30, 2017 - 10:47am

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Thanks Ken, on an unmolested original scale of 1-10 this one is an easy 9+ Only real issue is some marks in and around the wrench notches on the back from a previous clumsy opening. Almost a "sock drawer" watch, but not quite. Doesn't appear to have seen much wrist time.

Posted December 30, 2017 - 5:36am

Hi nice watch! So familiar to me. I have two of these one in steel with the dark and light blue two tone dial and original steel bracelet the other is gold plated with a brown and black two tone dial on leather. Difference is they are both N4 and both 23 jewel automatics serial numbers: steel: 3856285. gold plated: 3745365. Lovely watches. I'll be posting some pics when both watches are in the same room so to speak. I havent seen either of these anywhere apart from here with this 17 jewel version. Both watches running well. I'm actually looking for a UB for the gold plated one as someone in the past fitted one that isn't quite the right size. Not a common UB shape. Anyway if anyone could help I would really appreciate some info on this. Thanks everyone Happy new year. 


Posted December 30, 2017 - 8:56am

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Hi Geoff, welcome to mybulova. We would welcome you to post both watches one at a time for review , identification and verifcation. It's interesting that both your watches are 23 jewel. Up to and even in 1974, I believe Clippers were 17 jewel. Your watches may be something similar but different name, based on face color and movement. It's hard to say without photos. There was a Clipper with a gold case and brown face in 1974, but it was sold with a 17j movement. Look forward to seeing them.