Bulova 1947 Claire

Submitted by TexasLady on March 9, 2019 - 5:52pm
Manufacture Year
1947
Movement Model
5AB
Movement Date Code
47
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
-none
Case Serial No.
H723056
Case shape
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Ladies
Additional Information

This is a Bulova Ladies watch in 14 KT Rolled Gold Plate 

Copper colored Dial with Black Numbers and Border.

1947 Bulova watch
1947 Bulova watch
1947 Bulova watch
1947 Bulova watch
1947 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch advert
TexasLady
Posted March 9, 2019 - 5:53pm

mybulova_admin
Posted March 10, 2019 - 4:15am

Here is another advert showing the Bulova Victoria.

1946 Bulova Victoria

jabs
Posted March 10, 2019 - 4:29am

1948 Bulova Victoria

Geoff Baker
Posted March 10, 2019 - 6:57am

1948 Bulova Victoria

Kathy L.
Posted March 10, 2019 - 11:31am

1948 Bulova Victoria 

neetstuf-4-u
Posted March 12, 2019 - 8:25am

1948 Bulova Victoria

Kathy L.
Posted August 15, 2019 - 4:14pm

After doing some research for this model I believe this is probably a Claire.  It seems that Victoria was only on a cord band and was advertised until 1947.  In 1947 it came out as Claire with a expansion band.  Because this has a 48 case with an expansion band I believe it is a Claire.  

neetstuf-4-u
Posted August 15, 2019 - 4:21pm

In reply to by Kathy L.

Well done, Kathy. Based on new ad evidence, I'm going to agree with that, and change my vote to 

1949 Claire

What a difference a year can make!

Kathy L.
Posted August 17, 2019 - 12:47pm

In reply to by TexasLady

Yes that ad shows the watch well.  Dec 46 was probably the release of Claire and 47 was transition year.  I don't find any Victoria ads after 47.  So with your case being a 48 it puts it at Claire for me.  Kind of like my Beverly https://www.mybulova.com/watches/1928-beverly-10460 In these instances we have to do our best to figure out when the cut off was for IDing.

The only reason I am looking at yours is because I have one to post and was doing the research for it.  It will be nice for the panel memebers going forward for future entries to the DB to have the information.