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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Posted September 28, 2012 - 5:21am

Definitely unknown, votes say it and watch says it.
Darren bought up a good point earlier, the lugs in subject are definitely longer than a Bankers lugs, check the side by side photos, top and bottom lugs being longer cannot be an optical illusion.

Posted September 28, 2012 - 8:58am

With 2 votes out of 10 possible showing at the time of Your comment  bobbee I hardly think a conclusion can be drawn of the entire panels opinion.

Will and JP if Your vote is 'unconfirmed' then Your initial opinion on the Model can't be the 'BANKER'

If You think it may be the Banker then the vote becomes 2 ticks - a tentative ID.

Tentative - It may be.


There cannot be a Model opinion followed by an unconfirmed vote. 

2 from Me, the Watch matches the ad image and the descriptive text, minus the engraving.

William Smith
Posted September 29, 2012 - 1:56am

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…

Agreed on this one Fifth.  makes sense to me, and it's how I usual vote for these.  I just didn't do so (yet).  If I vote for Banker while its awaiting publication, once it's published as such, I would vote at least two stars.  If I have voted for unknown, but was in the minority, then it would warrant a one tick vote if/when it was published as Banker.  Thanks for pointing my inconsistency out.  Changed to two ticks.....but upon reading the thread again, it was too early for publication w/ several votes not cast.  I'll double check the votes and change if needed :)

Posted September 28, 2012 - 1:00pm

Darren, Shawn, Jerin and me makes two? And you are totally ignoring the lugs being longer, too. And no pictorial evidence.

EDIT:- Also Rob remarks on the difference in the sub dials. Just checked the watch DB, and no other watch (Banker, Ranger, Chief.) had a smooth as opposed to a recessed sub dial. Also the sub dials on all the Bankers from this time frame are differently printed to the subject AND the Rangers. The printing matched with a couple of the Chiefs, though.

Call it what you want, I'm done. It is starting to get tedious again.

William Smith
Posted September 29, 2012 - 2:00am

DarHin, Shawn, Plains and you vote unknown  
Fifth, JP and I vote Banker.  Looking like unknow may get it after a couple more votes.  Geoff abstained.   

Posted November 16, 2012 - 1:06pm

How did this get named the Banker, when Unknown was the highest vote?

Posted November 16, 2012 - 2:06pm

admin override.