Bulova 1955 Clipper
Hopefully, the Bulova Experts will help to answer some questions:
My wife presented to me for Christmas a Bulova. Well, I like it, but I have no knowledge about Bulovas (I’m more interested in Hamiltons). I made already a search for Bulovas on mybulova.com and it seems to be a 1955 Clipper.
Technical data are:
Movement: 10CSC, L5 date coded (I haven’t opened the watch yet for obvious reasons, but photos of the seller are present)
Case: 10 K Gold rolled plated, SSB, L5 dated, SN A568461
Box: non-matching (?) Duo-Wind Box (the German seller is notorious known for pairing vintage watches with non-matching boxes)
Now and what makes me nervous: is the dial real or Franken? I haven’t seen such a dial on any other Clipper or “Something plus Clipper” model. Is it a Clipper? Or something else?
There’s a ding on the dial (what hasn’t been described by the seller) – well, I can live with it. But if the dial should be a fantasy creation, my wife will have to send it back. What I want to avoid, of course (it’s a Christmas present…..).
Consequently, you input is highly appreciated!