American Clipper

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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Bulova 1936 American Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
C
Manufacture Year: 
1936
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
10AE
Case Serial No.: 
Unknown
Case shape: 
Stepped
Crystal Details: 
GS CMH525 25.7 x 16.7
Gender: 
Men's
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Bulova Clipper C 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: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

1937 Bulova "American Clipper" 17J 10AE Movement, Running, Glass crystal with slight chips along edge, Nice Bezel and Case Back, Dial is Good but has a couple scratches, Replacement Crown, Neat old Pigskin Leather Bracelet Band but it needs to be recovered.

*Updated with correct model name and matching ad

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1937 Bulova American Clipper
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Bulova watch
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Bulova 1936 American Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1936
Additional Information: 

The BULOVA American Clipper. (1936 Saturday Evening Post display ad crops, for comparrison of the three 1936+ Clipper models...)

 

I'm not yet clear on what distinguishes the "Clipper," from the "Clipper B?" 15 or 19 Jewels?? And/or a 14 karat GF case vs. 10 k GF, perhaps??? And I have had several models with the "plain" bezel. (the basic "Clipper," perhaps?) The "Engraved" style, looks like the "Clipper B" Stephen posted, and also the black dial "C" model...

 

Unfortunately for me at the moment... Gary now has the "B," Marlin has the "C" and Philip will soon receive the plain bezel "Clipper? And I didn't denote the details about any of them, since they are being refurbed and resold! 

 

The "B" model apparently sports the 17J 10AE movement, and was likely manfactured from 1935/6- 38?

 

The "C" model speaks for itself, with the distinctive black dial...

 

HOWEVER... THE FACT THAT THE ILLUSTRATOR HAD "PLAIN" BEZELED WATCHES FOR REFERENCE, LEADS ME TO SUSPECT THAT ALL CLIPPERS in 1936 (an immediate sales hit?!) were likely then soon also an option and in turn "upsold" with the fancier "ENGRAVED" cases by mid 1936 or 37, as well?? They dials were consistent, so that leaves cases and bands, and perhaps +2 jewels, later on???

 

Best :-)  William

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Bulova 1937 American Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
F
Manufacture Year: 
1937
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
7703952
Case shape: 
Stepped
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 I JUST BOUGHT THIS WATCH THREE DAYS AGO, 

I AM NOT SO SURE ABOUT THE CONDITION, BUT I THOUGHT IT'S QUIET WELL...

I AM SO HAPPY TO GET MY FIRST BULOVA, 

THIS ONE IS 60 YEARS ELDER THAN ME, I HOPE I CAN HAVE ANOTHER ONE FOR MY BOYFRIEND RECENTLY~~

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Bulova watch

Bulova 1936 American Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
F
Manufacture Year: 
1936
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
None - Bulova USA Adjusted
Case Serial No.: 
8624396
Case shape: 
Stepped
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Case: 10K RGP

 

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Bulova 1955 American Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1955
Movement Model: 
10CSC
Additional Information: 

10KT GF case size 34mm ; 17j 10CSC ; textured dial

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Bulova 1936 American Clipper

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
F
Manufacture Year: 
1936
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
658654
Case shape: 
Stepped
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

17 Jewels

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Bulova watch

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.: 
unknown
Case shape: 
Stepped
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

17 Jewels

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