Description:  1936 Canadian Clipper

Model Name

Canadian Clipper

Case Date


Case Serial


Signature Locations

Inside case, outside case, movement, dial

Case Signature Format

Inside - "Bulova, Fifth Ave, New York"

Outside - "Bulova Quality"


10AE, 17 Jewels, Unadjusted, Swiss, BXW

Movement Date Code


Case Material Description

Not specified (yellow gold with engraving)

Case Dimensions

36.5mm lug to lug x 25.5mm without crown

(29.6mm without lugs)

Case Type

Snap back, hexagonal with steps

Crystal Specifications

25.7mm x 16.7mm, hexagonal (G-S MH525)

Other Details


NOTES:  This watch is in remarkably good shape for its age.  It shows very little signs of having been worn.  It came in a period-correct box (outer box included), also showing little signs of wear.  The watch came from Canada, and the box is clearly labeled as a Canadian product (see images below).  Therefore, I have identified this watch as the Canadian Clipper rather than the American Clipper.  In general, the Canadian models appear to have been identical to the American models, with just a name change where appropriate from "American" to "Canadian".  Besides the American/Canadian Clipper, we see this name change in the American/Canadian Girl and American/Canadian Nurse. 


The Clipper was offered with quite a few variations, include an engraved case, yellow dial, and leather strap, as shown here.  It was also offered on a link bracelet, with a white or black dial, and in an unengraved case.  Examples have also been seen with a fully numbered, black dial, though no advertisements have yet been found to support that alternative.  The ads below show some of the available options in this model, as well as the yellow dial that was also offered on the Ambassador model in the mid-1930s.