Bulova 1958 Snorkel

Submitted by DanielAbreu on September 26, 2018 - 12:10pm
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When I purchased this watch, I thought this watch was a Clipper; then I believed to be a Commodore, but now I'm not so sure. Therefore, I will need your help, to identify this model from Bulova. God bless you.

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Posted September 26, 2018 - 12:14pm

I need your help.:)

Posted September 26, 2018 - 1:58pm

I think your watches are Yankee Clipper like these

Posted September 26, 2018 - 2:16pm

In reply to by jabs

Thank you, friend. I had a look at the Yankee Clippers, but they are Selfwinding (Dial); and this one isn't, this one isn't (Dial reads Waterproof, and mechanism isn't selfwinding). However, would it be possible that Bulova made Yankee Clippers that were Mechanical (Non Selfwinding), and that read "Waterproof" on the dial?

Posted September 26, 2018 - 2:58pm

In reply to by DanielAbreu

I reasoned according to the shape of the case, the description or the photo of the dial is not obvious whether it is waterproof or selfwinding

it is true that all known Clippers variants are selfwinding

but Commodore has a different lugs shape

as well as your watches may be similar to these Unknown

Posted September 26, 2018 - 3:24pm

Hi DanielAbreu, welcome to mybulova. It would be very helpful if you could post a photo of the back of the watch. That will help us narrow down the choices of what it could be. Also can you confirm the watch movement is indeed 17 jewel? 

Posted September 27, 2018 - 2:19am

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

Thank you, friend. Here are better pictures of it (Posted Above); and yes, it is a 17 Jewel.

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Posted September 28, 2018 - 10:58pm

A good match for a Yankee Clipper, but that is listed as having a stainless steel back case, so I think we can scratch that model out.

Certainly a Clipper of sorts, I just can't find one with a full 10Kt gold plate case.


Posted September 29, 2018 - 6:49am

I could not find any matches to this one. The dial is a very close match to the Commodore. I would rule out any of the Clipper models, as those are selfwinding and subject watch is manual wind. Unknown model for now.

Reverend Rob
Posted September 29, 2018 - 10:15am

It looks like an early fifties Sea King, but the case lugs are different. Possibly a marriage?

Posted September 29, 2018 - 3:49pm

In reply to by Reverend Rob

I also figured the possibility of this watch being a Sea King; maybe it is a 1958 Sea King. God bless you, Reverend.