American Clipper

Bulova 1939 American Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1939
Movement Symbol: 
Shield
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
9046331
Case shape: 
Stepped
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
High Domed End to End
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Reasearch leads me to believe this is a 1939 American Clipper "A". Yellow gold on original bracelet and shows no signs of wear. Case and band are as reflective as a mirror with no scratches, brassing or scuffs. Crystal is perfect. Dial is a bit chalky in appearance, likely from a poorly orchestrated cleaning.

Movement bears both a shield for 1939 and a crescent moon for 1938.

Online auction purchase - it was initially listed as a women's watch (nobody was watching) - $25 including shipping. Inside of back has a jeweler's mark (sharpie pen) indicating the last service was in 2005. Keeps perfect time.

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1939 Bulova watch
1939 Bulova watch
1939 Bulova watch
1939 Bulova watch
1939 Bulova watch
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Bulova 1946 American Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1946
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
10BCC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
6620970
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

On 4/11, a 1945 ad was posted, identifying half a dozen unidentified watches as "American Clipper".  Coincidently, on the same day, I obtained this one.  It's unique from the others in one respect.  The movement is a 17 jewel 10BCC.  The movement date code suggests 1946, which matches the case back.  Up to this point,  the earliest 10BCC in the database has been 1948.

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1946 Bulova American Clipper watch
1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch
1946 Bulova watch

Bulova 1955 American Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1955
Movement Model: 
10CSC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
B504625
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
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1955 Bulova American Clipper watch
1955 Bulova watch
1955 Bulova watch

Bulova 1939 American Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1939
Movement Symbol: 
Cresent Moon
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
9492378
Case shape: 
Stepped
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
25.75X17.30MM
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1939 American Clipper

Case back-  B-10K ROLLED GOLD PLATE AND SERIAL NUMBER

Inside caes back-BULOVA FIFTH AVE NEW YORK

Movement-17JEWEL 10AE double coded crescent(1938) and shield(1939).I dated it 1939 because of the serial number starting with a 9

Dial has applied gold numbers   indices and BULOVA name plate.Unsigned crown

 

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1939 Bulova watch
1939 Bulova watch
1939 Bulova watch
1939 Bulova watch
1939 Bulova watch

Bulova 1937 American Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
F
Manufacture Year: 
1937
Movement Symbol: 
Arrow
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
7930976
Case shape: 
Stepped
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Appears to me to be a 1937 American Clipper "F", and a nice one. Inside of back marked "Bulova Fifth Ave" Caseback is gold plated. Movement marked with an arrow and s/n starts with a "7". No plating wear and a really clean face, hands and crystal. Keeps accurate time as well. Displays a multitude of jeweler marks on inside, so it was well cared for. Band is probably the 1st replacement after original and is a Speidel "Golden Knight 48". First named Speidel I have ever encountered. Band shows light plating wear on highest points. As an interesting side note; while doing research, I found a watch blog post from 2015 showing  another  American Clipper "F" mounted on this same (but extensively damaged) band, which I thought was an interesting coincidence.

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1937 Bulova American Clipper F watch
1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1937 American Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
F
Manufacture Year: 
1937
Movement Symbol: 
Arrow
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
8402218
Case shape: 
Stepped
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
MH525
Gender: 
Mens
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1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch

Bulova 1937 American Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
F
Manufacture Year: 
1937
Movement Symbol: 
Arrow
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
7123839
Case shape: 
Stepped
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Long Term Restoration Project of what is believed to be a Bulova "American Clipper" Model with a 10AE 17 Jewel Movement. Arrow Symbol indicating 1937. Case is marked outside top and bottom Bulova 10K RGP and Serial 7123839. Dial and Crystal in unrestored condition. Case back has beginning of wear through at sides. 

Band is a new stock Hirsch Polished Lizard

Thank You 

John V. 

-Time & Again 

 

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Bulova "American Clipper" 1937
1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch

Bulova 1937 American Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
C
Manufacture Year: 
1937
Movement Symbol: 
Arrow
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
780060
Case shape: 
Stepped
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
25.68 x 16.68
Additional Information: 

1937 American Clipper C (rat rod watch)

10ae movement super clean and runs strong

b-10k rgp inc.snap back

New arcrylic crystal. *old broken

 Dial has a rusted patina with *undamaged markings.  I tefloned waxed and eventually will clear coat.

American (Rat) Clipper made in the USA.

( I made my own ad )

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1937] Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch
1937 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1936 American Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1936
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
6537506
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This should be an easy one - 1936 Bulova American Clipper. Nice little watch. The macro lens is brutal though.

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1936 Bulova watch
1936 Bulova watch
1936 Bulova watch
1936 Bulova watch

Bulova 1945 American Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1945
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
10BAC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
5143583
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
22.17m
Additional Information: 

1945 Bulova (military )?

case 33mm x 26mm

NR (yet)

Now there's one in the data base.

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1945 Bulova watch
1945 Bulova watch
1945 Bulova watch
1945 Bulova watch
1945 Bulova watch