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Bulova 1965 Yankee Clipper

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1965

Movement Model: 

Unknown

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

H549387

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens
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1965 Bulova watch
1965 Bulova watch
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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted December 6, 2018 - 2:07pm

Welcome to mybulova, Is there a 2 digit code under the serial number on the case back? It should be a letter and number. 1965 would be M5. Also, have you had the back off the watch to look at the movement? An arrow stamp would indicate a date of 1937, which is unlikely. Jewel count would also be stamped on the movement.

Texaswatchdude
Posted December 6, 2018 - 7:35pm

There is a date code under the serial number, as far as I can tell it reads "M5." I havent taken the back off and I dont know how the arrow stamp appeared on the info, maybe i just clicked the wrong button. 

Thanks

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted December 6, 2018 - 7:43pm

OK, now we have someplace to start. Watch is a 1965 - unknown movement. I updated the info above to reflect "unknown".

Based on no indication of jewel count on the face, we can speculate that the watch is likely 17 jewel. The hunt for a name begins.

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted December 6, 2018 - 8:21pm

Got it: It appears the edge of the case has  a raised scallop on it, so it's a

1965 Bulova Yankee Clipper 

Like this one

https://www.mybulova.com/watches/1964-yankee-clipper-e-2428

and this one

https://www.mybulova.com/watches/1963-yankee-clipper-2941

I hesitate to call yours an "E" variant because the band may have been the determining factor.

 

 

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted December 8, 2018 - 12:08am

Nice work and agree on it being a Bulova Yankee Clipper.

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Reverend Rob
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Posted December 6, 2018 - 11:36pm

I'd be good with a generic '1965 Yankee Clipper.'

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Kathy L.
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Posted December 7, 2018 - 2:10am

1965 Yankee Clipper looks like a match to me.

jabs
Panel Member
Posted December 7, 2018 - 4:59am

1965 Bulova Yankee Clipper, good match

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted December 8, 2018 - 6:48am

Yankee Clipper