Bulova 1963 Jet Clipper

Submitted by josé serra on November 1, 2012 - 4:59pm
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Acrilic. diameter: 29,3 mm.
Watch Description



  • Material (Material): Stainless steel case.
  • Diâmetro (Diameter): 33 mm.
  • Asa a asa (Lug to lug): 38,7 mm.
  • Espessura (Thickness): 11,3 mm.
  • Tampa (Back): rosca (screw back). Shock resistant. Anti-magnetic. Waterproof.

MOVIMENTO (MOVEMENT): Bulova Watch Cº. Swiss. 11ALACD. 17 jewels. M3. Self-winding.

FUNÇÕES (FUNCTIONS): Calendário (Calendar).

BRACELETE (BAND): Piero Magli stainless steel. 17 mm.





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William Smith
Posted November 3, 2012 - 12:37am

A snippet from the 1963 ad above.  Does say available in white.

Jet Clipper from me too.

Posted November 4, 2012 - 6:58am

In reply to by William Smith

I wonder if "white' means white gold filled/platted or stainless steel?

Posted November 3, 2012 - 5:38am

The subjects Caseback matdhes other known 'JET CLIPPER's in the database.

Posted November 3, 2012 - 7:50am

Jet Clipper "I " in new 1960's ads.
Corsicana Sun, April 1962.
The J variant has a different dial.
EDIIT:- Subject movement dated 1965.
1965 JET CLIPPER " I".

William Smith
Posted November 3, 2012 - 1:42pm

Here's a 1962 Jet Clipper ad, including the "I". 

Reverend Rob
Posted November 3, 2012 - 2:20pm

Jet Clipper. That's a lot of scratches on the movt. I'd say the back was left off for an extended period.

Posted November 3, 2012 - 2:53pm

We're mudding the Water by trying to name variants to the letter and making the process of identifying these Watches much more difficult than it should be. Who really cares what 'variant' of a Model line a Watch is as a differing variant letter doesn't make the Watch a different Model.

Keep it simple, it's a 'JET CLIPPER'

simple enough.

Posted November 3, 2012 - 9:10pm

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…

If you think it is muddying the waters, why are you pushing so hard to name GVP's 1951 Unknown as an Academy Award "YY" variant?
"Who really cares what 'variant' of a model line a watch is?"
Well you, for one.

Posted November 3, 2012 - 8:08pm

I agree, so lets remove all ads with variant letters, and remove all watches in the DB with variant letters, including Academy Awards.
No? Thought not.
Variant letters are there for a reason, because they IDENTIFY the different variants within a model range, and are as much a part of the watch's identity as the model name.
If we have the information in the DB to identify them either exactly or the nearest thing to it, then we should use it.
Bulova lost a lot of this important information, and this web site is going a long way in recovering this information, and by giving a watch it's variant,we are recovering a little bit of that lost history.
We are not "muddying the water", we are building an important (to some) information base.