American Clipper

Bulova 1938 American Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
F
Manufacture Year: 
1938
Movement Symbol: 
Cresent Moon
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
8xxxxxx
Case shape: 
Stepped
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

Ithink this is an American Clipper.

Watch ticks away nicely most of the time but is missing the seconds hand!  Unfortunately, someone has damaged the case back so badly that only the first digit of the case serial is visible - an 8.

Any comments on how to restore or enhance the watch are most welcome.

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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.: 
7477090
Case shape: 
Stepped
Gender: 
Men's
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Bulova 1937 American Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1937
Movement Symbol: 
Omega
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
7342570
Case shape: 
Stepped
Crystal Details: 
Bulova
Additional Information: 

The movement originally was a square symbol but due to major overhaul I canabalized parts from a 10AE Omega movement. The case is a gift from Mark of Fifth Ave Restorations and I shall be forever greateful to him for his generosity and help in seeing this watch come to life. The crystal is glass and makes the watch standout so very well. The case received major body work by me to make it suitable for the movement. The dial is original and will not be redone. This has been the most challanging task I have undertaken so far in my short time as a Bulova lover and all work has been done by me. This is my favorite watch and will be around for many years to come (I hope).

Thanks to all of the many people involved in this project. The ID is watch L of the ad .

John JP

 

 

                                                              

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Bulova 1937 American Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
F
Manufacture Year: 
1937
Movement Symbol: 
Arrow
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
None
Case Serial No.: 
7075673
Case shape: 
Stepped
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

Nicely engraved American Clipper B with an original band and I believe an original dial.

Watch is as found and running great.

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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.: 
7264622
Case shape: 
Stepped
Gender: 
Mens
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Bulova 1937 American Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1937
Movement Symbol: 
Arrow
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
7631904
Case shape: 
Stepped
Additional Information: 

Black dialed 21 Jewel Ben Hur... ORRRR OR or... an American Clipper with a 21 Jewel movement installed.

The movement however is a 21 Jewel and it's sporting the scrolled dial.

 

 

 

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1937 Ben Hur
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Bulova 1938 American Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1938
Movement Symbol: 
Cresent Moon
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
None
Case Serial No.: 
8321406
Case shape: 
Stepped
Crystal Details: 
16.31mm x 25.60
Additional Information: 

I am a little conflicted over the ID on this one.  All of the other Clipper models have even numbers only where this one has all 12.

The minute track looks correct and the seconds track as well.

I just viewed a 1937 Commander with the white face and this now seems to be what this watch is only with a black face. 

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1937-Commander-50

Is it possible that this is a Clipper case with a commander face?  Looking closer at the two cases there are more tiers on my case than the commander case.

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Bulova 1936 American Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1936
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
10AE
Case Serial No.: 
7881764
Case shape: 
Round
Additional Information: 

Case - 10K Rolled Gold Plate

Strap - Vintage Type Pig Skin

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1936 Bulova watch
1936 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.: 
Unknown
Case shape: 
Stepped
Gender: 
Mens
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Bulova 1947 American Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1947
Movement Model: 
17 J
Additional Information: 

The BULOVA "AMERICAN CLIPPER," Circa 1947... 17 Jewels, YGF case... Originally priced at $37.50.

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