Bulova 1963 Sky Clipper

Submitted by olpercy on May 20, 2023 - 3:26pm
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30 mm
Watch Description

This was purchased new by my father in 1963 - 64. Everything is in original condition. Has never been serviced. Bracelet was broken and thrown out . I am trying in vain to identify the model name and after long research I could never find any picture of a similar face anywhere. It is in good working condition.

White dial with gold hands and minute markers (numbers)
Gold case, with features, serial number and year code
Posted May 27, 2023 - 12:42pm

I sure looks like a Skyclipper, but wrong jewel count. As far as I know, this was the only model using this combination of case and dial font. Might I suggest that for the time being, we place it as a Skyclipper, no variant?

Geoff Baker
Posted May 27, 2023 - 9:02pm

I think we can use SkyClipper without a variant and suspect a movement/dial swap at some point. Perhaps a redial? Panel?

Kathy L.
Posted May 28, 2023 - 10:47am

1963 Bulova Skyclipper (per case with possible movement swap)

Posted June 6, 2023 - 4:40pm

In reply to by Kathy L.

Thanks to you all for info. As I said, this watch was bought new in 63-64 from dealer . The dial and caseback shown are original, the watch has never been taken anywhere for any kind of service. Later this year I will send it to bulova for service and will ask for pictures of movement and I`ll post pictures if they send me any... Thanks again. Robert.