Bulova 1978 Clipper

Submitted by charles187 on January 24, 2012 - 4:20pm
Manufacture Year
1978
Movement Model
ETA 2879
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
-
Case shape
Cushion
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Here we have a N8 automatic daydate watch with an 17 jewels  ETA 2879 movement (above the numbers are also the letters CW shown, the ETA sign is left of this). It says dual-day and automatic set-o-matic on the dial. It comes with an original Bulova,  guess goldfilled, watchband (is not stated on band nore on case or back). The daydate has a quickset and two languages: french and english. No Bulova crown.

Back has N8 on it.

The crystal is 30mm, case (without crown) is 35 and 40mm lug to lug.

I had the movement completely overhauled by my watchmaker Albert Koopman and a new crystal was placed. Now I only have to polish the case and band.

Some specifications of the ETA caliber from http://ranfft.de website

Features
automatic
sweep second
day: quickset, 2 languages
date: quickset
optional hack feature

Data
11.5''', Dm= 25.6mm, Do= 26.0mm
H= 5.65mm
T= 2.65mm
17/21/25 jewels
f = 21600 A/h
power reserve 50h

Main spring 
1.30 x 10.5 x 0.10mm

Bulova N8 set-o-matic dual-day watch
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
Geoff Baker
Posted January 24, 2012 - 5:13pm

Very Nice Charles - thanks for sharing it!

Reverend Rob
Posted January 24, 2012 - 6:22pm

 Nice watch, and excellent movement. I have a Rado with the same calibre in it, and it is capable of COSC. 

charles187
Posted January 24, 2012 - 7:35pm

 Thanks both!

I add 3 more, a ladies I have doubts about, another selfwinding and an accutron 218.

William Smith
Posted May 17, 2012 - 3:12am

Great watch Charles

William Smith
Posted August 7, 2012 - 10:54pm

I didn't see an ad for "set-o-matic" (nor a reference to this feature).  I did see several ads from this period referring to "quick set" technology/feature for various models.  Was this model name accepted from the name on the dial? 

Reverend Rob
Posted August 8, 2012 - 5:25pm

I don't think Set O Matic is a model name, but that's just my gut feeling. Otherwise, it wouldn't be printed under the "Automatic", it would be more prominently featured, under the "Bulova". 

I'm trying to find the ones I have, but having no luck, I may have sold them.

William Smith
Posted November 12, 2012 - 1:19pm

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…

That ad helps.  Three watches listed as Clippers, and all of them say set-o-matic on dial-like subject watch.

bobbee
Posted November 12, 2012 - 2:34pm

Enough evidence for Clipper two ticks.

DarHin
Posted November 12, 2012 - 2:54pm

I think the Movement Model should be 1133.10.

Owner has "None" under Case Serial # and doesn't note a case date. I would like clarification before assigning ticks.