Bulova 1938 American Clipper "F"

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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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Posted September 21, 2012 - 5:27pm

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Bases on a previous discussion about a similar watch I'm inclined to go with a generic American Clipper as the combo of engraved on leather may just be yet another variant we have not seen yet. If we had proof that the American Clippers only went up to a 'F' variant then that's what it would be as all variants have so far been accounted for. Until we know the range of these variants we cannot be certain it's an 'F'

Geoff Baker
Posted September 22, 2012 - 5:08am

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In the case of non agreement to variant, I too would cast for generic AC

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William Smith
Posted September 29, 2012 - 2:42am

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Votes to date:
1938 American Clipper (no variant):   Fifth, Admin, Geoff
1938 AC  "F" variant:   OT, Will, Shawn, Bobbee
Not yet voting: JP, DarHin, Rev Rob, and Jay

Geoff Baker
Posted September 29, 2012 - 5:27am

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Plains hasn't voted either

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 9:52am

AC, no variant.

Posted October 2, 2012 - 8:33am

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Posted October 8, 2012 - 12:48pm

Hung jury, now what? still four members to vote, but not heard from them as yet.

Posted October 10, 2012 - 6:01am

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Rev Rob, what say you?

Posted October 10, 2012 - 8:02am

We should try to be consistent on our ID's


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William Smith
Posted October 10, 2012 - 1:20pm

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Here's a summary of voting from the linked record above.  Thanks for reminding us OT.
Admin   AC "F" (Tentative) ?
Geoff   Generic AC
Shawn   Generic AC
Jay   AC "F"
Mark   Generic AC
Greg   AC "F"
Jerin   AC "F"
Will   AC "F"
Rev Rob   No Comment