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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bobbee
Posted April 8, 2013 - 7:26pm

American Girl, very pretty too.

OldTicker
Posted April 8, 2013 - 7:53pm

I would agree with American Girl "J" , but the date on this ad is 1951. I didn't find any American Girls advertised before 1950 and the subject watch is dated 1947.

nicoroc, can you supply us with a photo of the case back?

bourg01
Posted April 8, 2013 - 8:02pm

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Agreed, nice call Geoff, this watch is not a 1947, it is an American Girl from the 50's, and I am certain of that as I have had several and have both white and yellow old versions as we speak. if the movements dated 47 it's been swapped out from the original.

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bobbee
Posted April 8, 2013 - 8:15pm

Maybe you are right Shawn, as the jewel count differs from the ad.

JP
Posted April 8, 2013 - 9:44pm

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Now we are cooking. I would agree that the movement has been swapped out cause the case is very nice and most definitely an American Girl J. But I would have to vote for non compliant for now.

bourg01
Posted April 9, 2013 - 9:56am

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I've checked both of mine and they have the 21Jewel, 5AD movement dated 1952 and 1953. Subject movement is 17J and dated pre American Girl, had to have been swapped out.

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bobbee
Posted April 9, 2013 - 10:04am

Do you collect these models Shawn?
Great subject if you do, because of the unusual bands!

bourg01
Posted April 9, 2013 - 5:33pm

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Hi Bobbee, No I don't collect them but they sell well and I do have a whack of them, probably have  about 20 or more in my inventory. I've sold dozens of them, and Lorraine, my better half has 4 in her collection. The American Girl and Canadian Girl are the only line of watches that I know of that were bangle or cuff watches. I know I should post them cause it's all good stuff but I just can't seem to find the time. They do merit the same exposure as the Academy Award line, IMO. Just way to many unique designs and I just picked up another I had never seen before, Lorraine has already laid claim to it, LOL. If I was comfortably retired I would like to document those that I have or have had. All my pics are archived so maybe someday I can go back and post them.

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Reverend Rob
Posted April 9, 2013 - 10:14am

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My American Girl is the 6BO from 1954. 17 jewel. 

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Posted April 9, 2013 - 10:21am

I have several 'AMERICAN GIRL' bracelet Watches with 17 Jewel Movements.

'AMERICAN GIRL'

but, what Year?