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Bulova 1937 American Clipper "F"

9/10 votes
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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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Posted August 8, 2011 - 8:43am

Fifth..I was starting to dig your theory until I saw this.

American Clipper "C"

Bulova American Clipper "C"

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Posted August 8, 2011 - 11:41am

The theory still works Stephen, now We know what (C) and (F) actually look like.

(C) Black Dial non-engraved Bezel on matching non-engraved bracelet. - definate.

(D) could be an engraved Bezel Black Dialed version with matching bracelet, or ?

(E) White Dial non-engraved Bezel on matching non-engraved bracelet, or ?

(F) White Dial engraved Bezel on matching engraved bracelet. - definate.


The White Dial variant was sold on a Leather strap, the vintage ads show this.

Q: Was variant (A) the engraved bezel White Dial model on Leather or non-engraved on Leather?  from which We can possibly determine (B)  (My guess is the non engraved on Leather is the primary 'AMERICAN CLIPPER' model or variant (A) shown above) and.....

was the Black dialed version ever offered on Leather, if so this would add more (of unknown letter designation at this time) variants.

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William Smith
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Posted March 14, 2012 - 1:57am

if we don't know what detail "makes this the F" (bracelet?), then two stars as it doesn't match the ad exactly. 

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted March 14, 2012 - 8:18am

Yes, and to list the Watch simply as the 'AMERICAN CLIPPER' would be an easy 3 Star ID. 

This is not the 'F' variant as it does not have the Bracelet shown in the ad.

Posted June 6, 2012 - 5:31pm

Any one have a bracelet for the non engraved black dial C model. I sure would like to have one. If you have one PM me and we can talk turkey.


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William Smith
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Posted June 6, 2012 - 8:43pm

Three check confirmed from me.  Nice "F"