Bulova 1945 American Clipper

Submitted by William Smith on April 10, 2012 - 1:25pm
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Round appx 22mm diameter
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Case:  BULOVA 10K ROLLED GOLD PLATE BEZEL STAINLESS STEEL BACK NEW YORK -watch case length measures appx 33 mm from lug tip to lug tip. It is appx 26 mm in diameter (not counting crown), and is about 8mm thick at the center of the raised convex crystal.

Dial: marked Bulova Swiss- two-tone salmon/white enamel painted round metal dial with twelve Arabic numerals, outer pulse chapter, inner 24hr chapter, Alpha blued steel hour/minute hands and red sweep center-seconds hand. Outermost chapter in ¼ second intervals

Movement: Bulova Swiss made Cal. 10BAC, seventeen (17) jewels, chrome-plated, unadjusted, has the Swiss USA import code on the balance cock (BXW) and triangle date code symbol for 1945

Unknown 1945 10BAC 17J
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Posted April 10, 2012 - 4:16pm

3 Stars!

A nice example Will.

Posted April 10, 2012 - 5:59pm

Will you make yourself a light box?   Great looking pictures man!

William Smith
Posted April 10, 2012 - 6:05pm

Thanks....but I lost my light box (my kids turned it into a fort). I am gonna make another.  These are very old pictures, and I don't remember if I took them or ???  I just found the watch in a box, and then found the pics on an external hard drive.  ...but lightbox is on my to do list.  I more or less use the same directions you post in your helpful "how to make a light box" post.

my problem is I end up cropping the darned pics and they are not the standard 640 x 480...and are not consistent....

Posted April 11, 2012 - 1:30am

I will be posting a wooden lite box made from  the neat posting of plainsman as soon as I finish staining it. It cost about 20 bucks to make and is very sturdy. Many thanks to Plainsman for his great tip.


Posted April 11, 2012 - 6:14am

Create a blank template in photoshop of the dimension You wish the final image to be and place the raw image into the template. The raw image can then be manipulated within the 'frame' of the template leaving consistant final images.

Save the template for re-use.

William Smith
Posted April 11, 2012 - 6:35am

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…

great simple idea...  And I can probably just "drop" the pic there and use template like cookie cutter for raw image.  thanks.

Posted April 11, 2012 - 6:38am

Exactly Will, as a layer the raw image can be rotated / zoomed within the frame to give the final result.

Kathy L.
Posted April 11, 2018 - 3:24pm

Could this be the American Clipper from a newly posted 1945 ad?  

Reverend Rob
Posted April 11, 2018 - 3:30pm

American Clipper she is.

Posted April 12, 2018 - 7:20am

I agree with American Clipper