Bulova 1962 Jet Clipper

Submitted by Aberlow on April 18, 2013 - 11:36pm
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G-S PA 457-35
Watch Description

Another service/restore purchased unserviced with cracked crystal. Dial and hands are original and not refinished. 

Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
Posted April 19, 2013 - 6:20am



Posted April 19, 2013 - 6:25am

Can we see the lugs, buddy?

Posted April 19, 2013 - 6:38am

'SEA KING' - based on the Case design. (press fit bezel vs screw on Caseback)

Posted April 19, 2013 - 1:00pm

Lugs added. Had to cut them out or the other picture to meet the size requirement

Geoff Baker
Posted April 20, 2013 - 5:55am

Agree - Jet Clipper

Posted April 20, 2013 - 6:22am

Good call.

 Jet Clipper "A", 1962 ad. Several other ads in the 1960's newspaper ads show this as the "A" below.





Posted April 20, 2013 - 7:46am

'JET CLIPPER' is the 'knee jerk' ID, in this instance I'm not so sure.

The 'JET CLIPPER's in the database all show a screw down Caseback, the subject does not, indicating a different model or the existing 'JET CLIPPER's are ID'd incorrectly.

The subject Watch has a press fit bezel.

Posted April 20, 2013 - 8:01am

Fifth you are correct that all the Jet Clippers in the database so far are screw back, BUT none of them are the "A" variant. It would appear that the Jet Clipper "A" had a snap back. Would also explain the price difference between the other Jet Clippers listed above. The "A" was the cheapest at $39.95.

Jet Clipper "A"

Posted April 20, 2013 - 9:10am

The "A" variant possibly has a push-out body, or pop-out, if you will. The same as the Surf Kings.

The difference is easily seen when we scrutinize the ads posted, the thickness of the "A" bezel when compared to some, but not all, Jet Clipper variants is easy to see.

It is easily verified.

Aberlow, can you pop-out the body from the bezel by resting the lugs or edge of the bezel on your fingers, and pushing on the crystal with your thumbs to do so? Or is it a push on case back?

Thanks buddy.

No knees jerked, just correct analyzing!   :^D