Bulova 1938 Banker

Submitted by William Smith on August 5, 2012 - 6:54pm
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Cresent Moon
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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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William Smith
Posted August 5, 2012 - 8:04pm

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...

Posted August 5, 2012 - 8:14pm

Looks like 1934 Lone Eagle, but jewel count wrong.

Reverend Rob
Posted August 5, 2012 - 8:29pm

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


Posted August 5, 2012 - 8:55pm

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

William Smith
Posted August 5, 2012 - 9:04pm

In reply to by bobbee

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 

Posted August 5, 2012 - 9:46pm

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

Posted August 5, 2012 - 9:28pm

Look Daddy, I can do it!

Posted August 5, 2012 - 9:52pm

Yep... Ranger