Bulova 1947 American Girl

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
1.812
Manufacture Year: 
1947
Movement Model: 
5A
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
n/a
Case shape: 
Square
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

wound and ran over night keeping time. more pics to come, excellent condition. for sale

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bourg01
Posted April 9, 2013 - 5:38pm

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The caseback date should put it in the early 50's. I can say with certainty, There was no American Girl in the 40's or at least I've never seen one earlier than the 50's. I think this one will be from 1952-53 but I wouldn't commit to that notion 100%.

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William Smith
Posted April 9, 2013 - 5:49pm

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PM sent requesting update on a case date code symbol.  

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William Smith
Posted April 15, 2013 - 1:38pm

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I'm good w/ American Girl, but I don't think this model was advertised until the 1950's.  Any suggestions on a date for this watch?  It couldn't have been an American Girl in 1947.

bourg01
Posted April 15, 2013 - 2:33pm

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The two I have are dated 52 and 53, so that' would be my call.

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William Smith
Posted April 15, 2013 - 7:47pm

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Should we update year to our "guess" of 1952?  Sounds like 1947 isn't possible w/ this model series.

bourg01
Posted April 15, 2013 - 8:38pm

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Nope, 1947 isn't a possibility but I don't think we can assingn a date without confirmation of the case date stamp. The watch is an American Girl with a movement swap. That's about as far as we should go with it.

OldTicker
Posted April 15, 2013 - 9:11pm

I would agree, Non-Conforming American Girl, wrong movement, wrong era...

mybulova_admin
Posted April 16, 2013 - 6:44am

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Wrong movement doesn't make it non-conforming neccesatily, it just makes it an American Girl with the wrong movement.

If you put a 10AE in a Conqueror or Lone Eagle, it would still be a Conqueror or Lone Eagle, just with the wrong movement.

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William Smith
Posted April 17, 2013 - 1:46pm

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Sounds like we have a non-American Girl dial now too.  Incorrect movement and incorrect dial, along with no solid year of case production (which we would need to use if ID'ed as American Girl- since we are basically ID'ing the case in this instance).  
I think it's either Non-Conforming, or a record which can be deleted (or ignored) since we don't even know the date.