American Clipper

Bulova 1945 American Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1945
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
10BAC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
5331263
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Round appx 22mm diameter
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Case:  BULOVA 10K ROLLED GOLD PLATE BEZEL STAINLESS STEEL BACK NEW YORK -watch case length measures appx 33 mm from lug tip to lug tip. It is appx 26 mm in diameter (not counting crown), and is about 8mm thick at the center of the raised convex crystal.

Dial: marked Bulova Swiss- two-tone salmon/white enamel painted round metal dial with twelve Arabic numerals, outer pulse chapter, inner 24hr chapter, Alpha blued steel hour/minute hands and red sweep center-seconds hand. Outermost chapter in ¼ second intervals

Movement: Bulova Swiss made Cal. 10BAC, seventeen (17) jewels, chrome-plated, unadjusted, has the Swiss USA import code on the balance cock (BXW) and triangle date code symbol for 1945

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Unknown 1945 10BAC 17J
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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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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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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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Bulova 1946 American Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1946
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
10BC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
None
Case Serial No.: 
6507018
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
23.0mm Diameter
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Case is 26mm diameter, dial has an unique outer 1-12 hour track & inner dial is 13-24 hour track

Has the same case as the Air Warden & Black Hawk watches of the same era. The seller called it a Pan Am.Pilots Watch. It certainly doesn't have the size nor the easy read luminous hands & dial of an aircrew watch.

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Bulova 1946 American Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1946
Movement Symbol: 
46
Movement Model: 
10BC
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
Unknown
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
22.3mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1946 Bulova 24 hour Dial, 15J 10BC movement, Bronze & White 24 hour dial with White and Black hour markers, Gold hour and minute hands, Black sub-secons hand. 10K RGP Bezel and stainless back. Case measures 26mm diameter, 32mm lug to lug and 14mm between lugs.Old Speidel Calfskin strap with marked buckle.

I have seen these call "Pan American Pilot's " watches, and it does resemble the Pan American made by Gruen.

One recently sold on everybodys favorite auction site for $171.50

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1946 Bulova 15J 10BC Pan American version
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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: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
7255292
Case shape: 
Stepped
Crystal Details: 
B*B MH 2575 167
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

Curved Stepped side Case Measures 37mm Lug to Lug x 25mm wide non inclusive of the Crown while using Calipers.

Original White Dial show applied Gilt Arabic Numerals on the even Hours, applied Gilt Hashmarks on the odd and an applied Gilt Bulova logo. Hour and Minute Hands are a unique Gilt combination, originality unclear at this Time. A Gilt Sweep Seconds Hand appears on a Sub Dial totally obscuring the 6. Tracks are printed Black.

Engraved bezel Caseback is Gold.

Original matching Bracelet.

 

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