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.: 
8705554
Case shape: 
Stepped
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
26.6mm x 15.57mm
Additional Information: 

1938 lone Eagle ?

Running and keeping good time

Case;  42mm x 25.5 w/o crown

Dial will need to be replaced or re-finished

Looks like Original Glass crystal

B-10k Rolled Gold Plate

10k snap back /stepped

I have looked and found a few that were simular but they were smaller, this is quite large.

No braising or plate loss. 

Not For Sale
1938 Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch
jabs
Posted September 7, 2016 - 6:00am

Panel Member

Your watch is identical with those Banker

Geoff Baker
Posted September 8, 2016 - 5:54am

Club 5000Panel Member

Ouch, that ID was a bit contentious. I was tentative on either ID we were giving at that time. I am still tentative for Banker, I was unconvinced at the time and still am.

Unknown

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shelton243
Posted September 8, 2016 - 7:15am

I should claify something Geoff,  They are the same watch but different lot of pictures,  The watch band has been changed from the mrtal to the leather.  Size and #'s are all correct.

Andersok
Posted September 8, 2016 - 7:42am

Panel Member

The watch shares traits with several models, but not a match to any of them. I'm not comfortable with a tentative on any one of them, so will vote Unknown at this time

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shelton243
Posted September 8, 2016 - 8:08am

I see another member has the same issue with this watch,  banker, ranger lol

 

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shelton243
Posted September 8, 2016 - 8:39am

I'm going to have to go with the banker, same as William Smiths

JP
Posted September 8, 2016 - 5:46pm

Panel Member

Maybe something from the president series??

JP
Posted September 8, 2016 - 5:51pm

Panel Member

Change of heart. Banker three ticks

plainsmen
Posted September 16, 2016 - 9:25am

Club 5000Panel Member

This is a Banker until 40/41 when it transitioned into the Ranger for a year or two. Ranger had a leather insert in the band.

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shelton243
Posted September 16, 2016 - 10:47am

Looks much better today, i've been able to get a used Dial in not perfect condition. Keep  some of that ole patina.