Bulova 1947 Claire

Submitted by ritmikstef on September 10, 2019 - 11:01pm
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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. 

1947 Bulova watch front
1947 Bulova watch back
1947 Bulova watch inside
1947 Bulova watch
1947 Bulova watch
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Kathy L.
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

Posted September 11, 2019 - 3:52am

1947 Bulova Claire

Posted September 11, 2019 - 6:36am

1947 Bulova Claire

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

Geoff Baker
Posted September 11, 2019 - 10:05pm

Beautiful, heirloom is the best

1947 Bulova Claire

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.

Posted September 12, 2019 - 8:12am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

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.
Posted September 12, 2019 - 10:49am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

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

Posted September 12, 2019 - 11:00am

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

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.