Bulova 1938 Banker

Submitted by William Smith on August 5, 2012 - 6:54pm
Manufacture Year
1938
Movement Model
10AE
Movement Date Code
Cresent Moon
Movement Jewels
15
Movement Serial No.
-
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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William Smith
Posted August 5, 2012 - 9:54pm

In reply to by plainsmen

Ranger ad above says Stainless Back.

bobbee
Posted August 5, 2012 - 9:54pm

LOL! Sooo funny, and droll with it Will!  Not quite, sorted it out on my own, trial and error, with quite a heavy emphasis on "error"!

bobbee
Posted August 5, 2012 - 10:08pm

I'm all out of ideas then, unless it's the old LE case with a new movement.

JP
Posted August 6, 2012 - 1:03am

Unknown at this time.

FifthAvenueRes…
Posted August 6, 2012 - 7:21am

The new 'BANKER' is shown along side of the 'MINUTE MAN'- the 'MINUTE MAN'  is also seen in various ads with an engraved bezel.

ad Dated 1937.

*note: RGP Case.

'BANKER' - engraved variant.

plainsmen
Posted August 6, 2012 - 8:13am

There is no Banker engraved variant, that's the Ranger.

The Banker and Ranger were essentially the same watch, the Ranger being engraved with a leather insert band.

It's not a LE IV.... they were flatter.  This watch has some curve to it.

I'm still saying Ranger.

bobbee
Posted August 6, 2012 - 8:19am

Could be, could be, apart from that verdammt Stainless back. : )  Definitely not the Banker, as all the ads right through the DB are plain bezel.

FifthAvenueRes…
Posted August 6, 2012 - 9:03am

'RANGER' has an obscured 6 Dial.

Dial matches the 'BANKER'

.....carry on.

bobbee
Posted August 6, 2012 - 9:42am

Identical to "CHIEF"