Bulova 1937 American Clipper

12/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.01
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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JP
Posted July 17, 2012 - 11:26pm

Panel Member

My feeling is it is an American clipper with the engraved case much like the engraved case you have that you were goinmg to send me instead of the plain one I got for my clipper and by the way I love it and it is still my favorite watch. It is possible for some one to have the upgraded jewel count movement with the right date code since I have a few myself. I looked for the one in my 41 ambassador for a while but did find one 21 jewels and all. IMO an American Clipper C tentative to finding an ad with the engraved case for a C model.

OldTicker
Posted July 17, 2012 - 11:56pm

Actually JP, it should be a unknown or a 1 tick non confirmed for now, it has the case characteristics of a AC "F", the dial of a AC "C" and a 21J movement that we have not yet seen in a AC. For all of the American Clippers in the database, this is the only 21J.

Until we have some proof that the  AC's we also available with 21J movements, unknown... it could be a entirely different model, or even a frankenbully,  so until we start to see more of these, it is 1 tick from me. Anything more would be a guess and not very reliable for a ID.

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DarHin
Posted July 18, 2012 - 1:05am

I agree with OT. 1 tick.

As to the difference in case shape between the American Clipper and the Ben Hur mentioned earlier in the thread, while both are stepped the AC takes a Hexagonal crystal and the Ben Hur is Tonneau.

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William Smith
Posted July 18, 2012 - 1:10am

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Well this is a first. according to voting stats %110 of the panel members have voted on this record :)

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DarHin
Posted July 18, 2012 - 7:34am

I didn't know the site was now being hosted in Chicago.

JP
Posted July 18, 2012 - 11:52am

Panel Member

I will concede to the 1 tick theory after much thought and deliberation but in the end you are right my friend it is a strange one indeed. 1 tick from me.