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Bulova 1960 American Clipper

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Hey All,

Sorry i havent posted in a few weeks. I have many more Bulovas to post , but here is a nice one i cant seem to put a name to.

It LOOKS similar to a Yankee Clipper and a Beau Brummel from the early 1960's , But the case is slightly different. And the hands look differentThe inside of the watch case back is stamped with "Bulova 5th avenue".The case has odd , almost scalloped lugs. The case is 10kt rolled gold with a stainless steel back.

Its a Automatic 17 jewel 11alac movement in the watch . I got the watch as part of a estate auction , about 200 watches dead in a igloo cooler was sold to me about a half year back. The watch showed signs of wanting to work, and that attracts me more than just about anything to a watch . It makes me want to fix it for some reason, a weakness in me for sure lol.

It ran slow when it did. So it needed a good cleaning and lube . I polished the case. I also removed all the old brow radium lume from the dial and the hands , and relumed it myself. And i polished the crystal . I have the original stretch band ,which is capped with 10kt rolled gold, but i cant stand wearing the stretchy steel bands. They all rip my arm hair out. So i put it on a decent looking olive nato strap.

I found a picture online of a similar dialed watch from 1964 , according to the ebay ad. The dial is the same , but red . And the case appears the same.

And all of my watches are for sale, but i cant seem to get the "for sale"indicator to work on any of my posts.

Thanks in advance for looking, and any thoughts as to the watch.


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FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted May 21, 2013 - 6:18am

ad Dated 1964


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Posted May 21, 2013 - 7:30am
FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted May 21, 2013 - 11:34am


In scrutinizing the 1964 ad I now do not believe it is naming a variant. The capital A used in the top line being the first word of the description.



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Posted May 21, 2013 - 3:53pm

Ahh yes now I see. Not a good place to put a line break :-)

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Reverend Rob
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Posted May 21, 2013 - 2:07pm

Agreed. American Clipper. 

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William Smith
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Posted May 21, 2013 - 5:15pm

American clipper from me.

Posted May 22, 2013 - 2:41am

Thanks all ! 

At least i have a name to put on this nice watch. I really like that some watches actually have a specific name or designation, instead of just a letter and some numbers that get lost in time.

Thanks again for the info and hard work  !


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Posted June 24, 2014 - 6:48am

Rod, can you confirm the 11ALACD movement?

11ALACD has date ring.