Bulova 1969 Golden Clipper

Submitted by DeluxeRaccoon on April 8, 2019 - 9:54pm
A
Manufacture Year
1969
Movement Model
11ANAC
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
G904722
Case shape
Other
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Another eBay watch. Not so lucky on this one, definitely needs to be serviced. Won't run for more than a couple minutes at a time. Rotor is loose and noisy. Hey, you can't always get lucky, right?It's not in terrible shape though, I've seen worse.

I believe it to be a Golden Clipper "A" variant. 17 jewel 11ANAC movement. Stainless steel hexagonal case. It came with an expansion band when I purchased it, but I've since switched it to an alligator grain that looks similar to the one in the original advert. I'm a bit surprised this watch didn't come with a metal band when new. I love the look of the crosshair dial with the whale logo and the bright red seconds hand that really makes it stand out. Should be a really nice watch once it's running properly. 

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[field_year-1969] Bulova Golden Clipper
[field_year-1969] Bulova Golden Clipper Caseback
[field_year-1969] Bulova Golden Clipper 11ANAC Movement
[field_year-1969] Bulova Golden Clipper 11ANAC Movement
[field_year-1969] Bulova Golden Clipper
Bulova Watch advert
Andersok
Posted April 9, 2019 - 7:22am

I think you are right, Golden Clipper 'A' looks to be correct. This case was a popular one, as it also came in yellow and had a few dial color options. Nice example.

Geoff Baker
Posted April 9, 2019 - 7:37am

Very nice indeed,

1969 Bulova Gloden Clipper A

jabs
Posted April 9, 2019 - 10:45am

1969 Bulova Gloden Clipper "A"

Astronaut M2
Posted April 13, 2019 - 12:40pm

Seems to be no doubt about it and it's in great shape !

neetstuf-4-u
Posted April 13, 2019 - 4:48pm

1969 Golden Clipper "A"

DeluxeRaccoon
Posted July 24, 2019 - 12:00pm

Update: So far no luck with getting this watch working properly. I may try another jeweler when their watchmaker comes back from vacation, but I'm also going to begin searching for a replacement movement.

DeluxeRaccoon
Posted August 21, 2019 - 2:59pm

Update: Well, all of a sudden the watch is working with no issues other than a noisy rotor. Runs smoothly and surprisingly very accurately. I'm kind of beside myself. The watch seemed to be running worse when it came back from the watchmaker (that I no longer use), a few days later I decided to take it out again, gave it a quick shake and it just... started running. Very odd. Something I noticed though is that it seems to have a higher beat rate than most of my other vintage watches. It looks more like 6 beats per second. I haven't been able to find much information on the 11ANAC unfortunely, and don't know if this is normal. Well, looks like I'll be taking this to my new jeweler/watchmaker and having the crystal replaced and case rebrushed to look like new.