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Bulova 1947 Claire

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1947

Movement Symbol: 

47

Movement Model: 

5AC

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

- none

Case Serial No.: 

H045964

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Tonneau

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

This is a 1947 Claire.  The case is 14K rose gold filled.  It has a working 5AC 17 jewel movement that is date stamped 47.  The bracelet matches well but is probably a replacement band.  Possible dial and movement replacement. 

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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted September 21, 2019 - 12:24pm

Welcome to myBulova and thank you for sharing your watch with us.  This is a lovely watch and I love the band, so dainty and it matches really well.  

We recently had a long discussion on this model that I see you have seen.  I believe that based on the ads and ad dates late 1946 and 1947 was the changeover year for this watch from Victoria to Claire.  I would ID this as Claire.

1947 Bulova Claire

jabs
Panel Member
Posted September 11, 2019 - 3:52am

1947 Bulova Claire

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted September 11, 2019 - 6:36am

1947 Bulova Claire

Welcome to mybulova, thanks for sharing your Grandma's watch.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 11, 2019 - 10:05pm

Beautiful, heirloom is the best

1947 Bulova Claire

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 12, 2019 - 7:57am

I'd say that the case ID is correct, but the dial (and possibly the movement) is not original to the watch, possibly replaced at some point.

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted September 12, 2019 - 8:12am

Good call, Stephen and variance noted. Although the dial font and color as well as movement date and jewel count match the ads (and case); the subject watch seconds track doesn't appear to match the opening shape as seen in ads.

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted September 12, 2019 - 10:49am

Good catch Stephen!  Different track shape but still looks nice in the watch, I didn't even notice.

ritmikstef
Posted October 3, 2019 - 10:56am

Hi,
Could you put it for sale now?
Thanks!

ritmikstef
Posted September 12, 2019 - 11:00am

Thanks for the comments! Would like to give you better pictures soon.

ritmikstef
Posted September 18, 2019 - 8:15pm

Admin: Shouldn't "Clare" be written "Claire" ? :-)

And how can I edit the description?

I will send better pictures soon.

Thanks