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Bulova 1958 Commodore

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28.0mm Diameter



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Waterproof, Anti-Magnetic, Shock Resistant, 30mm Diameter Case. 10k Rolled Gold Plate Bezel & Backplate. Dial is identical to 1955 ad shown below, 1954 Commodore in comments block below, 1957 Commodore dial in the on-site database. 1959 case appears to have upgraded the lugs in comparison the 1954,1955,1957 lug style.



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Posted March 7, 2011 - 1:35am


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Wayne Hanley
Posted March 7, 2011 - 2:23am


Good thinking, but I think not.  The basic Clippers ,have horned lugs



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Posted March 7, 2011 - 3:42am

Thats nice, one add shows one lug, matching one watch called a clipper, next add shows the horned lug, matching another watch, called a clipper...Me thinks the folks at Bulova suffered from alzheimers, all of em !!!

But, old timers dial has seconds marked on the outer edge of the dial, a usefull needed item for time and distance navigation used in yachting, could be a higher end  "clipper"...just my 2 cents

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Posted March 7, 2011 - 4:47am

There are a number of Clipper models. The closest I can come is the Royal Clipper.

It's certainly a Clipper of sorts IMO.


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Wayne Hanley
Posted March 7, 2011 - 10:43am


I don't recall Clipper of sorts in the drop-down list! LOL

Royal Clipper because of the shape of the lugs?



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Posted March 7, 2011 - 11:14am

Both of the Jet and Royal Clipper above have those lugs but neither have the secs around the outer dial. The Royal above also has an X dial or two tone hourglass dial. Both have the arrowhead even nums markers..

Sea Clipper perhaps???

ugg, how do you post these drop down ads full size?  this one is from the '59 database

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Wayne Hanley
Posted March 7, 2011 - 11:25am


You may well be right on the outer edge numbers. I enlarged the dial but could not make out any numbers. The ad does boast something about nautical stuff & prices from $29.95 to $2500, but the text is not very readable.


You may have nailed it in the Clipper ad!



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Posted March 9, 2011 - 9:35pm

The Royal Clipper has a quadrant colored or 'X'  Dial

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Posted March 9, 2011 - 9:42pm

Yea for time and distance nav you have to have accurate min and secs but on this piece it would mostly be for looks

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Wayne Hanley
Posted March 10, 2011 - 7:26pm

You betcha Shooter

For any kind of racing I like a chrono. But for flight time/distance, I still like my slide rule, but lately Flight Management Systems have taken over simple tasks.