Bulova 1970 Golden Clipper "D"

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Model ID rating explained.
2.575713
Variant: 
D
Manufacture Year: 
1970
Movement Model: 
11 ALACD
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
H552370
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

17 Jewel Waterproof Automatic with Day / Date.

Oval brushed finish Case measures 40.5mm x 35mm non inclusive of the Crown while using Calipers. Lugs are hidden.

Champagne Dial shows applied Gilt Hour markers, Hour and Minute Hands are luminous enhanced Gilt with a Gilt sweep center Seconds Hand. Bulova logo is applied Gilt, Seconds track is printed Black. A Day and Date complication shows at 3 O'Clock and a Black printed Whale 'automatic' insignia at 6.

Caseback is retained with a Stainless Steel ring and is Gold.

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WatchCrystals.net
Posted March 10, 2011 - 7:21am

Mark,

I have that one somewhere (the ad) also.... I believe it's a likely another "SEA KING," model???

CORRECTION: The "CLIPPER,"  as you have it!

 

Best :-)  Scott

 

See Also:

The 1969 SEA KING:  (Please note the namesake - Monikor)

The 1972 PRESIDENT "A"  (Thanks! Geoff...)

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted March 10, 2011 - 6:30am

William,

Familiar with Your first example: late 60's - early 70's design 'SEA KING' - a 17 Jewel Waterproof Automatic with Date display.

'71 'SEA KING' http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1971-sea-king-851

The second example You show is not a 'SEA KING' as it is a 23 Jewel Waterproof Automatic with Day and Date display. Common mis-conception being all the 'Whale logo'd' Dials are 'SEA KINGS', they're not.

The Whale insignia indicates 'Waterproof (auto?)' as shown in Three or more examples now.

Geoff Baker
Posted March 10, 2011 - 6:41am

Club 5000Panel Member

Fifth

Here's my version of the second - NOS with a "President A" hang tag. The only difference is that darn whale. The instructions in the box with this fellow refer to it as a Jet Star model (line). I have reference ads showing several different case styles all under the Jet Star designation. By the 70's Bulova seems to have dropped the 'names' from their products and stuck with just the model/part number. I found it unusual that this late they were still naming this one, although the "President" monniker was one of their earliest. I'm thinking someone with a lot of time on their hands right a story for the home page documenting all the different watches that Bulova has named either President or Senator, I bet we'd all be surprised how many there really were

geoff.

 

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Posted March 10, 2011 - 8:13am

WOW! That was like, QUICK!?

 

Mark, THANKS! I had suspected the "Sea Kings" were only part of the WHALE fleet... And THANKS also to Geoff for underscoring that  a "23J" (+) does NOT equal a "lesser than" namesake... Afterall, a "Senator" is only 17 Jewels! (Or even 15Js, earlier on...) And there were MANY Pres/Senators, for sure!

An interesting lOOk to the '72... Reminiscent of the Hamilton Odyesee, and several other mechanicals, E- Ms, and even Accutrons!  A COOL design :-) 

And the '69er (Sea King) looks like a '60s mechanical, or even GF Accutron case/dial??? LOL...

I also sniped a Witt "Electric" (Philip still has?) that I believe has the same case? Or perhaps slightly larger, than the Clipper "D?!"

 

Best :-)  Scott

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Posted March 10, 2011 - 7:16am

William,

1972 'PRESIDENT' (variant unknown)

: )

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WatchCrystals.net
Posted March 10, 2011 - 7:23am

GREAT!  Thanks Mark  :-)

WST

 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted March 10, 2011 - 7:27am

Geoff,

That's a beauty!!

Geoff Baker
Posted March 10, 2011 - 8:42pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Thanks Mark - I love these 70's "Mod" watches almost as I love the oldies, my collection is about 50/50. The only think that keeps me from slipping this fellow on every now and then is the corfam strap which leaves a blue mess EVERYWHERE it goes.......

geoff

OldTicker
Posted March 10, 2011 - 9:04pm

1973 Jet Star Collection ad

Sent this to Admistration, but not posted in ad's yet.

mybulova_admin
Posted March 12, 2011 - 7:37am

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