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Bulova 1977 Clipper

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Super clean watch straight from the original owner's sock drawer. Retirement watch dated 1977 with extra band links and booklet in original clam Shell. Presents like a new watch.  Raised ring around crystal is polished; remainder of front displays light machining around the polished ring.

Back and movement both dated N7. No case serial number. Face is marked "T-Swiss MVT-T" Inside of case back marked Hong Kong.

Faux bezel ring is actually part of the single piece case. Found one in stainless in the Db ID'ed as a Clipper, and one in unknowns.

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Andersok's picture
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Posted June 29, 2018 - 6:18am

I sometimes find the award watches with personalizations to be in the best vintage condition; this one looks to be in very good shape. I'm not sure the band is original to the watch. I don't think Bulova would have used the multi-size extenders between the lugs. The watch is similar to the Clipper, and I would be tentative on id'ing as such.

neetstuf-4-u's picture
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Posted June 29, 2018 - 7:00am

 I agree it's quite possibly not a stock band, however, it's a perfect two-tone (polish/buff finish) to the watch.

Based on the fact the extra links are with it in a little ziplock bag, and watch appears unworn; my guess is the award giver offered a choice of band to the awardee and it was presented on this band as opposed to leather or a bracelet. In many cases in the past, 25 yr+ retirees at big companies were given a choice of award from a catalog. I know that IBM for instance used to give a choice of Rolex or Omega - leather or bracelet, yellow or white. Those days are gone.

Geoff Baker
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Posted July 1, 2018 - 6:25am

Tentative Clipper from here too.

1977 Bulova Clipper (tentative)

neetstuf-4-u's picture
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Posted July 6, 2018 - 1:54pm

Panel thoughts?

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Posted July 6, 2018 - 2:13pm

1977 Bulova Clipper (tentative)

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Kathy L.
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Posted July 6, 2018 - 5:11pm

I am good with a 1977 Bulova Clipper  (tentative)

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Reverend Rob
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Posted July 6, 2018 - 9:27pm

From the last years of the autos in the late stages of the quartz crisis, this is an ETA 2836, with no Bulova mods. I'm guessing that is why the dial states 'Swiss Movt'. The 'T' is for Tritium, of course.

1977 tentative Clipper.