The BULOVA "AMERICAN CLIPPER," Circa 1947... 17 Jewels, YGF case... Originally priced at $37.50.
Anyone care to explain the difference between the American Clipper and the Franklin?
Hmmm... Not too much, as they're both similarly sized "Tank/Tanque" style squares! (Is that perhaps "square," in Franchois?!) As are several other models, of similar "look" and proportions!
The Franklin has alternating "markers" with numerals, vs. twelve numerals and twelve dots, is it?
The Franklin lugs are "curved claw," (aka Talon) vs. more angular...
See: http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1946-franklin-756 (The '46 "Franklin.")
Also: http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1948-franklin-755 (The '48 "Franklin A")
More, later... if perhaps someone finds an IMAGE for comparritive analysis!? (PSYCH!)
Let's not forget the 'BRUNSWICK' varient. - Tag reads 31751 Brunswick 17J.
New old Jeweler stock dated 1949.
Obvious numeral variant on the Dial (Franklin style), Case looks the same?
Food for thought.
I think that "Bruns" is a "Frankster," myself!?
I show the following models, taking that size crystals:
Ya, Me too - I'm zooooming in on the tag and it seems to read 'FRANKLIN' and not 'BRUNSWICK'.
An "awe HA!" moment of elightened realization..." (A Franklin moment... Named after BIG BEN, the US founding father, perhaps?)
Looks like it reads 31751 Franklin "A" 17J in my screen shot
'46/7 = Frankie... '48 (to '52?) = Frank "A."
Reading left to right and down. . .