Bulova 1947 American Clipper

Submitted by JimDon5822 on December 14, 2019 - 3:19pm
Manufacture Year
1947
Movement Model
10AK
Movement Date Code
Square
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
7050920
Case shape
Square
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

This one has me stumped.  I originally thought this might be a 1946 American Clipper but this one has engraved left and right side bezel.  Note it is not engraved between the lugs.    It is a 10AK 17J movement with a square date code.  10Kt Yellow rolled gold plate case with stainless case back.  

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JimDon5822
Posted December 14, 2019 - 5:35pm

Geoff Baker
Posted December 20, 2019 - 10:05pm

Sorry Jim, I completely missed this one all week. It certainly would be nice if we had a better version of that advert. We have one similar American Clipper in the dB but it does not have the engraving. I'm not finding a match either

1946 Unknown

JimDon5822
Posted December 21, 2019 - 12:31pm

In reply to by Geoff Baker

[quote=Geoff Baker]

Sorry Jim, I completely missed this one all week. It certainly would be nice if we had a better version of that advert. We have one similar American Clipper in the dB but it does not have the engraving. I'm not finding a match either

1946 Unknown

[/quote] yeah I've been trying to find the ad in a clearer version but not luck.  It appears someone change this to a 1947 from a 1946.  Was it based on the serial number because It clearly had square Date code. 

tshanno
Posted December 21, 2019 - 9:15am

FWIW there is a watch exactly like this on the watchophilia site.  Its ID'd as an American Clipper there but the same ad without the engraving is used to justify it.

Kathy L.
Posted December 21, 2019 - 1:10pm

I couldn't find a match either.

Unknown for now

JimDon5822
Posted December 22, 2019 - 10:57pm

 

Amarillo Daily News (Amarillo, Texas) · 2 May 1946

Another view of the 1946 American Clipper from another ad.  Looks like no engraving on this one too.

jabs
Posted December 23, 2019 - 6:50am

Agree, 1946 Bulova American Clipper it is

neetstuf-4-u
Posted December 24, 2019 - 8:54pm

I'm on the fence with this one. It may be an Amer.  Clipper variant or it could have a different name based on engraving. I would go with 

1946 American Clipper - tentative for now, pending a better ad hopefully showing the model w/ engraving.

Geoff Baker
Posted December 25, 2019 - 10:32pm

Tied with two panel members voting Unknown and two voting (one of those tentative) American Clipper.

mybulova_admin
Posted December 29, 2019 - 3:43am

I'm tentative American Clipper. Makes more sense that the engraved case was just another variant.