Bulova 1939 Banker

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1939
Movement Symbol: 
Shield
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
9524896
Case shape: 
Stepped
Additional Information: 

Nice stepped Banker.  Near mint shape.

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1939 Bulova Banker
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Daca102090
Posted July 21, 2012 - 3:29pm

Yep, nice banker and if that is the dial that came with it, pretty sweet.

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William Smith
Posted July 21, 2012 - 6:58pm

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Looks like confirmed Banker to me. 

I went through a checklist. Ben Hur  - diff jewel count, slightly more rounded bezel.  Chief- nope, engraved and occurs a couple years later I think.  Ranger - diff jewel count, engraved, but Plains example here shows similarity in crystal shape. http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1940-ranger-718  Ranger a little less rounded bezel shape than subject.  While these are "different" watches, they are similar in case shape/design.  By checking these watches, it' gets me familiar w/ these traits and lets me rule out other possibilities.

Geoff Baker
Posted July 22, 2012 - 5:54am

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Bank on the Banker ID

bourg01
Posted July 22, 2012 - 3:38pm

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3 STARS HERE.

JP
Posted July 23, 2012 - 2:42am

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I agree, Banker and a superb example too. The checks from me.

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DarHin
Posted November 25, 2012 - 2:40pm

3 ticks '39 Banker.

Jerin, can you correct the case serial # as entered? Thanks.

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William Smith
Posted February 8, 2014 - 5:01pm

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I updated the correction on the mis-entered case SN.  Only changed the first digit of case SN from 4 to 9 based on pics.  It was probably just a typo.