Bulova 1970 Clipper

Submitted by peter-g on September 23, 2012 - 9:32am
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1970 Bulova Date King with Whale Symbol.

Case and Back:  Stainless Steel

Band: Stainless Steel

Movement: 17 jewels Auto - 11ANACD
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Posted November 7, 2012 - 3:47am

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…

Shame about the matching dates on movement and case, yeah?

It really can't be anything else but a GC with that gold-plated movement, that evidence is overwhelming, and we currently have only a few ads for GC's, so "the hands don't match those seen on Golden Clippers (sic)" is a bit of an un-corroborated assumption isn't it?


Posted November 7, 2012 - 3:19am

Peter-g, is there anything stamped inside the case back? Thanks

William Smith
Posted November 15, 2012 - 3:05pm

This one's got way to complex for me.  I'm going to abstain from voting. 
If I abstain, does this lower the number of votes required to meet "guideline" that the majority of panel members determine the ID? 
I would think, for operational purposes, it could be the majority of the panel members who will vote (or perhaps have voted) which determines the ID.  I don't want to give panel members an out, leading to a series of abstains if we don't have time/desire/knowledge to vote, but at the same time, want to know how my choice to abstain effects the majority number needed to assign an ID.  I realize I can abstain if/when I want. 

Geoff Baker
Posted November 16, 2012 - 5:26am

Will, you must vote. We need to publish this watch as soon as we can.

William Smith
Posted November 16, 2012 - 6:13am

The gold plated movement is a good point, based on the wording of that ad.  But was the gold plated movement "new" that year only to the 17 J auto-winding Golden Clipper, or do other watch models also have a gold plated movement?  I see this 1970 Golden Clipper w/ day/date.
And this 1970 unknown.  And this 1970 17j manual wind Sea King.   Or this 1971 17J auto-winding Date King.

I'm voting unknown for now.

4 unknown: Will, Geoff, DarHin, Rev Rob.

4. Golden Clipper: OldTicker, Admin, JP, Bobbee.

1. Date King: Fifth
3 votes out: plains, Jay, Shawn

Posted November 17, 2012 - 6:57am

without an exact ad match I'm happy to push this back to Unknown for now until we can be 100% sure.

Posted November 17, 2012 - 2:29pm


Posted May 19, 2016 - 1:47pm

On a side note, does anyone know what hand style these would be?
I've got the one exactly like it in my possession and it could use new hands. I can't seem to find a thing on them!

Reverend Rob
Posted December 29, 2018 - 3:56pm

As per the new advert, Clipper 'F'. (Courtesy Andersok) Thanks Ken, good match!