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Bulova 1959 American Clipper

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   I dug this out of a box full of a relatives jewelry and junk. I think it belonged to my grandfather or his brother in-law. I just got it back from service provided by veratis123. I think it is an American Clipper.

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Posted January 23, 2014 - 11:28pm

I think this one is the Yankee Clipper that is shown here;   page 5 2nd ad at the top from the left...

It looks like a new one!


Posted January 23, 2014 - 11:30pm

Yankee Clipper and very clean and beautiful.

Posted January 23, 2014 - 11:36pm

  I originally thought Yankee or Royal Clipper but the lugs that the band attaches to are off. Mine are straight with no curve and the Yankee and Royals I have seen have more shape to them. I did find a dead ringer for it on another watch site.

Posted January 23, 2014 - 11:51pm

This is an ad that also shows the difference in the case lugs on the American Clipper. Oh and upon looking at the ads here I found that same advertisement in a much more readable format. Year 1959,third ad from the left advertisement 5295 and the bottom left watch.

Posted January 24, 2014 - 12:23am

Here is a 1960 ad that is showing the American Clipper and you are right the lugs are straight.

American Clipper it is...

Geoff Baker
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Posted January 24, 2014 - 5:31am

Hi simplyrandom, welcome to myBulova. I agree that your watch is the American Clipper, I like it.

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Posted January 24, 2014 - 5:44am



L9 Movement and Case.

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William Smith
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Posted January 26, 2014 - 1:17am

me too.  American Clipper.