Bulova 1956 Golden Clipper

Submitted by rob on April 4, 2011 - 4:50am
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 There's a ding in the dial and the backcase is partially corroded.  It runs ok though.  I identified it as a Sea King through the 1960 ad.

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Posted April 4, 2011 - 4:54am


1959 was the introductory Year for the 'SEA KING' model.

This Watch would be a 'CLIPPER' of sorts.

Posted April 4, 2011 - 9:25am

I see. Clippers are marked Self-Winding, maybe this is a Sea Clipper, heh-heh.  The markers are unusual.  

Posted April 4, 2011 - 10:29am

Your watch appears in this 1950's ad, but I can't make out the Model.

...or possibly not, the Watch appears to have a sub seconds dial.

Posted April 6, 2011 - 7:53am

Sun Clipper maybe.

Bulova Sun Clipper

Posted July 29, 2012 - 6:35pm

Interesting lugs on  this one. I am stumped at this point but will continue to look for an ad.

William Smith
Posted July 29, 2012 - 7:12pm

Im squinting to see the jewel count on the movement picture. Ranfft lists the 11ACAC production date range as 1955-58 and occuring in 17 jewels only.  MyBulova movment DB shows production date range as beginning in 1958 w/o and end date- also only listing 17 jewel version.  I'll edit on-site mvnt DB to reflect the date range for these movements we have on site, and note Ranfft's date range.

Posted April 9, 2013 - 6:56am

Golden Clipper, 1956 newspaper ad on another site.

Posted May 5, 2013 - 5:05am


Posted May 12, 2013 - 3:15pm

No takers on this one then?
There is one already ID'd as a Golden Clipper in the DB.

alien Ant
Posted June 16, 2013 - 7:01am

gold clipper.