American Clipper

Bulova 1959 American Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1959
Movement Model: 
11AFAC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
D858687
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

   I dug this out of a box full of a relatives jewelry and junk. I think it belonged to my grandfather or his brother in-law. I just got it back from service provided by veratis123. I think it is an American Clipper.

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Bulova 1937 American Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1937
Movement Symbol: 
Arrow
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
8404779
Case shape: 
Stepped
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Hello everyone.

This is my first post and I want to thank all of the members here for producing such an informative and valuable website. I have found it fascinating reading!

I own two Bulovas, the first I purchased a few years ago, a 1970 Accutron but this post is about my most recent purchase!

From reading here I think I have a 1937 American Clipper. I purchased it from a seller on ebay in Canada for $100. I received it just before Christmas but unfortunately it was not working. I sent it back to the seller and he gave it a full service and even added in a gold filled expansion bracelet all at no extra cost. He reports that after servicing it the watch is keeping within a minute a day which I think excellent for such an old watch. 

I got it back in the mail today and this being Canada and cold I am waiting a few hours for it to get to room temperature before winding it.
I would love your thoughts on this watch and if indeed it is an American Clipper!

The dial is the yellow one and has patina but to be honest I rather like it and the watch is very easy to read so I will keep it as is.

The case is 10k rolled gold plate and has just a couple of wear through points on the back edge tips, otherwise it looks in great shape and the filigre work on the bezel edges is beautifully sharp. Looks like acanthas leaves to me.

It came on a used strap that has been trimed but I found a lovely mans lenght genuine crocodile strap in dark brown on ebay that is on its way as I type and think it will match the watch perfectly, great price as well!

Thanks so much in advance, I have fallen in love with this watch and am so glad he was able to fix it and get it working. I intened to wear this watch on a regular basis.

Here are some images, the movement and case inside are ones taken by the seller, the others mine!

Thanks so much again, all the best.
Ian

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Bulova 1960 American Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1960
Movement Model: 
11ALACD
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
E544749
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Hey All,

Sorry i havent posted in a few weeks. I have many more Bulovas to post , but here is a nice one i cant seem to put a name to.

It LOOKS similar to a Yankee Clipper and a Beau Brummel from the early 1960's , But the case is slightly different. And the hands look differentThe inside of the watch case back is stamped with "Bulova 5th avenue".The case has odd , almost scalloped lugs. The case is 10kt rolled gold with a stainless steel back.

Its a Automatic 17 jewel 11alac movement in the watch . I got the watch as part of a estate auction , about 200 watches dead in a igloo cooler was sold to me about a half year back. The watch showed signs of wanting to work, and that attracts me more than just about anything to a watch . It makes me want to fix it for some reason, a weakness in me for sure lol.

It ran slow when it did. So it needed a good cleaning and lube . I polished the case. I also removed all the old brow radium lume from the dial and the hands , and relumed it myself. And i polished the crystal . I have the original stretch band ,which is capped with 10kt rolled gold, but i cant stand wearing the stretchy steel bands. They all rip my arm hair out. So i put it on a decent looking olive nato strap.

I found a picture online of a similar dialed watch from 1964 , according to the ebay ad. The dial is the same , but red . And the case appears the same.

And all of my watches are for sale, but i cant seem to get the "for sale"indicator to work on any of my posts.

Thanks in advance for looking, and any thoughts as to the watch.

Rod

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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.: 
8907982
Case shape: 
Stepped
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Plastic
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Unrestored.  Original band. Running well.  Some discoloration on the dial.  I believe this to be a 1938 Clipper "F".  Hopefully a better example than is currently online here.

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Bulova 1937 American Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1937
Movement Symbol: 
Arrow
Movement Model: 
10ae
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
7757719
Case shape: 
Other
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

American Clipper, Original Band as per advert.

 

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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 1946 American Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1946
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
10BAC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
6509701
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Another of the unknown "Pan-Am"

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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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