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Bulova 1957 Midnight Clipper

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1957

Movement Model: 

11ACAC

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

C095582

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

25.55mm
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1957 Bulova Midnight Clipper
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jabs
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Posted June 20, 2016 - 6:58am

because your watch has a black dial is a Midnight Clipper like here

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shelton243
Posted June 20, 2016 - 7:01am

I was scrolling throug the 57's and came across another one.  Beautiful watch.  A keeper

 

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Andersok
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Posted June 20, 2016 - 7:16am

Nice Midnight Clipper. The black and gold is always a striking look.

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shelton243
Posted June 20, 2016 - 8:04am

I wish I had a dial like it for my 52,  much larger 34.25mm case approx 29.5 dial.  Just can't find one at a reasonable price.

 

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shelton243
Posted June 20, 2016 - 8:06am

It says 17 Jewel , does that includ the jewels in the rotor or does that really make it a 23 ?

 

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Reverend Rob
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Posted June 21, 2016 - 10:12am
 

If it is engraved 17, then 17 is the total jewel count, including any jewels in the automatic module. At one point, during the so-called 'jewel wars', manufacturers would place non-functional jewels in the watch movt to up the count. These sometimes would simply be jewels under the dial that served absolutely no purpose, or would have a marginal function, like being the surface the date disc revolved on. The dials had ludicrous jewel counts sometimes up to 100. This was stopped in the 60's. 

JP
Posted June 20, 2016 - 7:10pm

17 jewel Midnight Clipper

Geoff Baker
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Posted June 21, 2016 - 5:40am

1957 Bulova Midnight Clipper works for me.

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Reverend Rob
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Posted June 22, 2016 - 10:08am
 

Ditto ^^