Bulova 1972 Clipper

Submitted by big_ang on January 7, 2021 - 2:35pm
AQ
Manufacture Year
1972
Movement Model
11AOACB
Movement Jewels
23
Case Serial No.
423050
Case shape
Cushion
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

1972 Clipper "AQ"

Stainless Steel case and back, 23J 11AOACB movement. The band might be original, but I cannot confirm. I think these might have come with a leather band.

This was a recent purchase and I haven't had it serviced yet. It looks to be in pretty good condition and seems like it should run, but the rotor doesn't move very freely (like it's all gummed up). There is an inscription on the back that has been crudely scratched across "To Mickey Love Penny Dec 72". I might replace the case back, if I come across a suitable replacement.

Front
Back
Movement
Side (crown)
Band
JimDon5822
Posted January 7, 2021 - 5:51pm

Well it sure looks like this love affair ended badly. LOL.   You watch is a classic 1970's big, blue and bold model.   It is a 1972 Bulova Clipper "AQ" as listed in the 1973 LineBook BAWD0180 page 15.  

72 Clipper AQ

Andersok
Posted January 7, 2021 - 7:51pm

Clipper 'AQ' is a good match. Band may not be original, but is a good match.

Geoff Baker
Posted January 7, 2021 - 9:14pm

1972 Bulova Clipper AQ....sorry Penny

Kathy L.
Posted January 7, 2021 - 9:19pm

1972 Bulova Cipper "AQ"

mybulova_admin
Posted January 7, 2021 - 11:16pm

I love how someone has tried to 'scratch out' the engraving. Not sure what they expected the end result would be, but I suspect it wasn't this.

1972 Bulova Cipper "AQ"

neetstuf-4-u
Posted January 8, 2021 - 8:21am

One of my 70's favorites, thanks for sharing!. I would leave the back on it, as I am a fan of engraved watches. It's part of the history of the watch,

1972 Clipper "AQ"