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Bulova 1958 Sun Clipper

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 

1958

Movement Model: 

11ACAC

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

G953087

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

A nice example of a 1958 gent's watch, both case and movt are marked L8. This is the 11ACAC, an American design which can trace its roots back to the 10BOAC. It was designed and the ebauche manufactured in Switzerland, by Bulova, utilizing their own design, and imported to the US for final finishing/assembly, although some were probably imported complete. The lack of import code is odd, perhaps they were no longer required by 1958? 

An interesting case design, I have included an angled pic to show the pattern on the sides. The pics really do not do this one justice, it is a thoroughly nice watch. 

I'm thinking Sun Clipper. 

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JP
Posted September 15, 2013 - 9:21pm

Very unique and different non number hour markers and side case .

Unknown for now.

Geoff Baker
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Posted September 16, 2013 - 5:36am

Agree on the Sun Clipper ID - I believe this would be our first. Well done Rob

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted September 16, 2013 - 5:56am

agreed: 'SUN CLIPPER'

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Reverend Rob
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Posted September 16, 2013 - 10:56am

For those interested in such things, this would be almost $700 in today's dollars. 

plainsmen
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Posted September 16, 2013 - 9:36pm

Sunclipper

JP
Posted September 16, 2013 - 10:38pm

Sun Clipper

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Reverend Rob
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Posted September 18, 2013 - 8:25pm

Do I hear a consensus?

bourg01
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Posted September 18, 2013 - 9:01pm

Yep, Sun Clipper. Post it .

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cerij4242
Posted December 31, 2013 - 1:15pm

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cerij4242/6607518829/Yes Sun Clipper I have one the same 1958 model