Bulova 1947 Clinton

Submitted by Stephen Ollman on December 27, 2009 - 11:49am
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Bulova 5th Avenue New York. 10K rolled gold plate

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Posted October 18, 2010 - 4:59am



There are at least nine Bulova models that take the same watch crystal as the Clinton and it's near twin, the "Knickerbocker." Can anyone here perhaps discern what is unique to either the Clinton or Knickerbocker, aside from the apparent 1946 (Clinton)  & 1948 (Knick) production dates? (Both G & J aka: "TixnTox" and "El-Ooose" sellers on eBay have recently listed both, or currently have them on auction... I see no mention of the "Knick" prior to 1948, in any 40s crystal catalog???

Please also see my similar posting, on the 1951 (vs. '41?) Knickerbocker, for comparrison... It would appear that the dials are slightly different (THANKS! Wayne :-) and obviously the movements, which appear to be circa 1948- 51 vintages for the "8" series movement varietals, Bulova used at the time?

Also, using "symbology" stamped on movements vs. serial nos. to discern actual production dates (by any/everone) is likely not very effective, if the number of 10- year off datings here is any indication? Has anyone POSTED the production run nos. and serial sequences here or online, to accurately DATE these Bullies? I don't see a serial no. on the caseback, and one can only post (3) images here!?


BEST :-)  William


Wayne Hanley
Posted October 17, 2010 - 2:33am

The knickerbocker does not have any numbers in the seconds bit.


William Smith
Posted February 28, 2012 - 12:06am

Anything new on the Clinton comptroller front?