Bulova 1938 Banker

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.01
Manufacture Year: 
1938
Movement Symbol: 
Cresent Moon
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
8794903
Case shape: 
Stepped
Crystal Details: 
unknown
Additional Information: 

Case Back: 8794903   B-10K Rolled Gold Plate
Inside Case Back: Bulova Fifth Ave  New York
Movement: 10AB 15 jewel Adj Bulova Watch Co. U.S.A. (crescent moon date symbol 1938)
Dial: raised gold gilt Arabic numerals,  Bulova,  outer black printed minute track, gold hands, sub-second partially obscuring the 6

EDIT  Changed from incorrect typo of 10AB to correct 10AE

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 5, 2012 - 7:01pm

'BANKER' (?)

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1939-1...

ad Dated 1939 - *non engraved bezel.

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William Smith
Posted August 5, 2012 - 7:04pm

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I didn't see it as Banker, but I'll recheck ad link above.... engraved case variant?  I can't remember what I thought this watch looked like...

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bobbee
Posted August 5, 2012 - 7:14pm

Looks like 1934 Lone Eagle, but jewel count wrong.

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Reverend Rob
Posted August 5, 2012 - 7:29pm

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It does look like the '34 LE, although possibly a replacement movement, and therefore jewel count incorrect also. I'm still looking...

 

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bobbee
Posted August 5, 2012 - 7:55pm

Rare 10 AB mvmnt. Ranfft has no mention of it, and nothing in our DB.

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William Smith
Posted August 5, 2012 - 8:04pm

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I better dig the watch back out or check my notes...rather than rare 10AB it could be typo, and it's the common  10AE?

Edit: Thanks Bobbee 

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bobbee
Posted August 5, 2012 - 8:46pm

  "Ranger", in 1940 ads, also better pic in 1941 ad. Renamed "Chief" in 1942.

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bobbee
Posted August 5, 2012 - 8:28pm

Look Daddy, I can do it!

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William Smith
Posted August 5, 2012 - 8:50pm

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Bobbee This is how I do my screen captures and add ad graphics.

plainsmen
Posted August 5, 2012 - 8:52pm

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Yep... Ranger