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Bulova 1970 Golden Clipper "C"

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Face Bulova (whale icon) Automatic.......Any info you may be able to provide would be appreciated!

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1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch
Andersok's picture
Panel Member
Posted January 21, 2016 - 7:47am

Looks like you have a Golden Clipper 'C', matches this one in the database. Do you have a caseback photo to share; it will help to identify the year of the watch. Also, does the movement rotor show a date stamp of N0 or something else?

Walker 1
Posted January 21, 2016 - 2:21pm

Thank you for shring your thoughts and the link. Here is a picture of the back case and the movement stamp as well. Case : G994431  N0  Movement stamp looks to be M3. Sorry for the poor quality photos my phone camera gets all out of wack for very close shots.

Geoff Baker
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Posted January 21, 2016 - 12:25pm

Hello Walker 1, welcome to myBulova. This is nice old Bulova and it looks to be in pretty nice condition. I'm a fan of the 1970's model watches Bulova produced. Thanks for sharing it

I agree with Ken, Golden Clipper C for the ID. I just can't resist adding a link to MY Golden Clipper

Walker 1
Posted January 21, 2016 - 2:31pm

Thank you and that sword is very nice, Im a fan of antiques so your story of tracking it down was impressive to say the least. By chance do you know how to change the date on this watch as it doesnt seem to have a setting of the crown other than one pull out to adjust the time? The guts of this watch are so cool to me, the B on the movement rotor is something that just stands out. Seeing all the watches on this site makes me want to expand my collection, although my wallet may not agree!

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Posted January 21, 2016 - 7:09pm

To change the date you have a couple of options:

-pull the crown out and continue turning the hands clockwise a full 24hrs for each day you need to advance the date. not possible to reverse the date.

-pull the crown out and turn the hands clockwise until the date changes around midnight; then turn it back to around 9; then turn it forward again just past midnight and it should change again. This method is the easiest way, just continue going past 12 and then back to 9 (may have to go to 8 if it doesn't work) and repeat.

Walker 1
Posted January 21, 2016 - 2:41pm

I happen to own a ladies Bulova as well pictured here, it is new and not impressive, but may make a nice gift sometime in the future. I couldnt help buying it for $5 at a thrift store in the hopes that it was an older model.

Andersok's picture
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Posted January 21, 2016 - 8:51pm

This one is not vintage, it is from 2004, quartz I'm guessing

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Reverend Rob
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Posted January 21, 2016 - 3:55pm

Golden Clipper C.

Towards the end of the seventies, Bulova mechanical watches started to slide in quality, it being the quartz crisis, but in the early to mid seventies their product should not be underestimated, it was excellent quality still. 

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Posted January 22, 2016 - 4:00am

Golden Clipper "C"

Walker 1
Posted January 27, 2016 - 10:29pm

Thank you all for your hard work and time to identify my watch its much appreciated!!!!! :)