Bulova 1939 Minute Man "D"

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.434287
Variant: 
D
Manufacture Year: 
1939
Movement Model: 
7AP
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
9341714
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

EDIT:  2012.11.13  Changed year of production from 1933 to 1939 based on case serial number.  Will

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Wayne Hanley
Posted February 15, 2011 - 4:17am

Change the name of this Unknown to American Clipper

Thanks

Wayne

GVP
Posted February 15, 2011 - 4:57am

 I thought the clippers have a hex shape case. This looks more like a minute man/president doesn't it?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted March 12, 2011 - 6:41pm

17J 7AP would be a Minute Man, 21J would make it a President but there's a Dial variant to both.

It's not an American Clipper Case.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted March 13, 2011 - 3:54am

1938 American Clipper

Wayne

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WatchCrystals.net
Posted March 12, 2011 - 8:45pm

The 1930s (at least 1935+) Clippers are all (slightly) hexagonal, ONLY...

(1936/7) Ben Hur or perhaps the  (Mid 30s+ ) Stanford? (No image/illus. yet, for that one!) Might also be a "Calhoun???" You'll frankly need a better photo of the movement, to determine the date???

 

:-)  Scott

 

MODEL   GS   SUC   BB

 

Ben Hur, Broker, Calhoun, Physician   CMT361-45   MU163   CMT2266 172

 

Stanford       RMU161   MT2635 174

 

 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted March 12, 2011 - 8:58pm

L - 1936  'AMERICAN CLIPPER' (White Dial variant showing in the lower right corner)

O - 1936 'PRESIDENT'.

'MINUTE MAN' shares the same Case minus the Bezel engraving - which is the Case showing on the unknown.

* Dial variant to both as mentioned prior.

 

 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 18, 2012 - 10:07pm

As new ads emerge and knowledge learned it's good that We can finally ID some of these old stumpers.

The case Seriel number entered by the Watch owner above suggests the Watch was manufactured in 1939 and not 1933 as listed.

Database ad Dated 1939: http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1939-8...

'MINUTE MAN'

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William Smith
Posted August 18, 2012 - 10:46pm

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...and a clear ad for the Minute Man   These things take time.  This is a real old record.

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William Smith
Posted August 25, 2012 - 6:25pm

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...don't know where the "D" came from.... but we do have new ads of late.  Case SN suggests 1939- in line w/ generic Minute Man ad.  I can't make out a date symbol on the movement picture....

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 25, 2012 - 7:54pm

admin 

I would agree on a generic 'MINUTE MAN' entry with a 1939 Date of  Manufacture based  solely on the Case S/N entered by the Owner.

One pulled from the bucket.....