Bulova 1938 Banker

Submitted by William Smith on August 5, 2012 - 6:54pm
Manufacture Year
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Cresent Moon
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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 8, 2012 - 5:11pm

In reply to by bourg01

Shawn I'm not saying it's a Banker.  I'm not trying to figure out a variant.  IMO It's an unknown.  I'm just listing some info that may be useful to folks as we address watches similar to this in the future (or already in the database).  Plains has studied the Ranger much more than I, and I don't want to miss anything- any possible useful tidbit of info.  He's looked at this one for a while now-closely.  There's reasons he thought this one's a Ranger.  Heck- It looks like he found over half of the Ranger ads in the database.  I'm simply listing some info related to the topic.  :)

Posted August 8, 2012 - 5:40pm


Reverend Rob
Posted August 8, 2012 - 9:27pm

This is a small detail-in the side by sides with the other watches in DB, the round subsecond track is different. 

Posted August 9, 2012 - 3:14am

Well spotted, Rob. All the other watches from the DB shown on page three of this post,shown side by side with subject all have recessed sub second dials, subject does not.

Posted August 9, 2012 - 6:22am

For the record, I'm going with Banker variant.....but for now its an 'unknown' until we find an advert to prove one way of the other.

My 'Banker' call is base purely on the year of manufacture. Both the movement and case are date 1938.

I have no doubt that one day we will ID this sucker!

Don't forget guys....this is all part of the fun.....AND .....everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

Geoff Baker
Posted August 9, 2012 - 7:20pm


Posted August 9, 2012 - 7:50pm

So Let's packit in as Unknowm and move on. I'm done with this one, Unconfirmed Banker gets my vote and that's all I have left to say. Signing off this post once and for all.

William Smith
Posted August 9, 2012 - 8:30pm

after hearing good arguments from the minority, I'm gonna switch from unknown to
Banker w/ one tick for unconfirmed

Posted September 27, 2012 - 7:44pm

Unconfirmed Banker.

William Smith
Posted September 27, 2012 - 9:58pm

One tick not confirmed Banker from me. 

Still not sure if i counted right- maybe should have remained as unknown