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Bulova 1970 Golden Clipper "J"

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After over a year of searching for this model on the auction sites, it finally appeared...The 1970 Stainless Steel Bulova Golden Clipper with the Day/Date at the 6:00 position.

It has a 17J 11ANACB automatic movement that is date stamped N1 (which seems to be common with the other two) a Grey dial with White lumed hands and dots above the markers and an applied Black "Bulova" at the 12:00 position.

The case and back which is numbered 786 are Stainless Steel and in super shape and the Stainless Steel Kreisler "Stelux" band looks like it is a match to the ad. It It is a heavy chunky watch compared to its two brothers in the picture. (still hunting for the last one)

And yes bobbee that is one of the 100 Golden Clipper Swords in the background...

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 1:58pm

Forgot the case back photo...

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 2:03pm

Oh you are good!
Great watches and the sword too!

Posted January 17, 2013 - 2:11pm

If and when I find that 4th watch, I will make a display case and have a "boxed set" to hang on the wall...The dam corfam straps are the tough ones to find.


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Posted January 17, 2013 - 2:11pm

Pretty sweet OT. No doubt about the ID here. I see 4 in the adso it appears that your still looking for one more. Nice display, I love the sword. Will, publish it.

Posted January 17, 2013 - 4:39pm

Yep, another great find OT. Fits the ad to a T since my key board doesn't have a sword symbol ;^}

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William Smith
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Posted January 17, 2013 - 6:12pm

Great Golden Clipper model number 11816?? I think that's what the ad says.  Guess that number would go in variant field?  With the N1 movement, should it be a 1971 production date?  I don't see the case SN 1-891097 on the case back, but am guessing it's in the "shadow" of the second picture- below the stainless steel markings. 
What a cool set to have....well almost a complete set...good luck with the 4th, and the straps may be harder to find then the watches....

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 7:28pm

Agreed dude... I can't wait to see that Sword displayed in it's full glory!

Posted January 17, 2013 - 9:37pm

The catalog number will have to work for now Will, I couldn't find anything in the decades thread showing this model, but it seems that the rest of the Golden Clippers all have a letter behind the name...

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 11:35pm

If I might suggest, when a member makes a post such as this with an ad that's a dead match, a vote is not needed to post. Further dissusion can add the model #  or variant designation and the owner can make the edits as required, or a panal member if the owner isn't around to do so.

There's no need for keeping this in the red zone now, Post it.

Geoff Baker
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Posted January 18, 2013 - 6:00am

Dang, you got one of them swords!!?? I hate you, - well just for a minute. There, I'm over it (I think).

This watch is one of my all time favorites. I love the vertical day /date.

I would be OK publishing this as a Golden Clipper, I would be OK publishing it as the 11816 as well or using the catalog # as a variant.

We have the ad, to Shawn's point It's a Clipper - PUBLISH!