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Bulova 1937 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 

1937

Movement Symbol: 

Omega

Movement Model: 

10AN

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

9615439

Case shape: 

Stepped

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

17.7mm x 25.7mm

Additional Information

1937 American Clipper

Case 36.5 x 25.

B-10k rgp inc. snap back

New crystal Had to custom fit - OR (CMH-525)

Runs ,keeps good time

Not sure of the movement belonging to this watch.

 

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1937 Bulova American Clipper
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plainsmen
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 16, 2016 - 9:30am

I'm inclined to agree with the Am Clipper ID, but I will say something seems "off" on the case scrolling? Might just be picture angles.

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 16, 2016 - 11:31pm

Not sure myself if its an American Clipper. They typically had a number/dash dial and as Plains says the case engraving looks different. Might be a 'Crockett' or a 'Commander', but that has 15 jewels.

My investigation continues.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 19, 2016 - 5:37am

I'm inclined to an American Clipper ID. The dial and the hands are not matching though. It seems as if the numbers on the dial should be applied, not painted?  I don't really see it as Commander from the period and the Crockett is different in the case engraving out to the lugs.

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted September 19, 2016 - 7:44am

The engraved case does appear to be one that was used for the American Clipper:

However, the dial does not match the style used for these models. Black was an option for the AC line, but I could find none that had a full numeral dial.

Mention of crystal CMH525 would have correct dimensions for the AC case: 25.7x16.7 (not 17.7 width stated by owner).

 

shelton243
Posted September 19, 2016 - 9:38am

I re measured the crystal and it is 16.7

,  my mistake

shelton243
Posted September 19, 2016 - 9:50am

I've had questions on the authenticity of the watch. 

The dial seems as if it was a really poor redial job,  the numbers are more of a copper color than a gold.

Something is just not right with this watch....

The case will not snap shut tight also.

too many doubts going on with this one.

 

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 24, 2016 - 5:47am

Panel Members? Sounds like a couple tentative Americn Clipper ( Jerin, Ken & Geoff)

Any other takers?

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 24, 2016 - 7:07am

I'm against an American Clipper purely because of the dial. I've not been able to find any reference advert that shows anything other than the typical number/index dial combo.

I agree that the case matches that of an American Clipper, but the dial puts this into either the 'Unknown' or 'Non-conforming" category for me.

jabs
Panel Member
Posted September 24, 2016 - 7:37am

AC tentative

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 30, 2016 - 5:13am

The hands also suggest that this beauty has had some work done. Perhaps the black dial would help determine the original model.