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Bulova 1972 President

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This watch belongs to my husband Daryl who is 70 years old. He got it when he was 24 years old. The back of his watch is so worn I had to use a 10x magnifying glass to read the numbers and does say Bulova,  Stainless Steel. It is a Bulova Automatic 23 Jewels and still works! He  changed watch bands many times.Self winding date and day watch.

Could it be the The "Mens Lib Watch" Version 2 ( IMAGE 12 OF 27) on the watch Ads?

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1972 Bulova watch
1972 Bulova watch
Posted September 15, 2019 - 9:19pm

I may have given the wrong movement model- confusing!

Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 15, 2019 - 9:38pm

Looks like part of the Clipper series. Need to find a 23J version.

Bulova Clipper

Posted September 17, 2019 - 9:46pm

Is there a clipper with 23 jewels?  Thought it might be the” Mens Lib Watch”. Version 2 on the Ad found on Image 12 of the 1972 watches.  It has same face and 23 jewels. 

Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 17, 2019 - 10:43pm

Mens Lib wasn't a model name just an advertising slogan that went hand-in-hand with a similar advert for women.

Posted September 18, 2019 - 1:25am

Ok now I unnderstand.  Thanks for the clarification:)

Posted September 17, 2019 - 9:47pm

Thank you!

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 18, 2019 - 4:42pm

I think this is the advert you're referring to Vickie? It is similar but the watch in this ad is a 17 jewel Clipper. We don't think Clipper was available in a 23 j movement. I haven't seen anything yet to match it to but we'll keep looking!

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Posted September 19, 2019 - 5:51am

Unknown model in 23 jewels, not finding an ad match

Kathy L.
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Posted September 19, 2019 - 8:33am

Unfortunately it would seem to be Unknown for now with the 23 jewel movement.

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Posted September 20, 2019 - 9:59pm

Looks like a Clipper, but too many jewels..... Alas, I am at unknown as well.