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 Submitted for your august perusal and commentary.  I just got this one and have not been able to identify to my satisfaction.  Looks like a 1936 Banker, but the lugs are not correct, nor is the jeweling.  It is in a stamped Bulova case. Movement is a 10AE 15J date coded to 1936.  Case diameter without the crown is 1.025", 1.256" across the lugs and 13mm between lugs.  Crystal dia. is .900".    I would also like to get a crystal, so and ID would be helpful.                                             

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 4, 2011 - 10:19pm

geezer,

Good one! I've seen this Dial style 100x now in 1936 Watches but never in Black. - See the 1937 and 1938 APOLLO in the database.

bourg01
Posted November 4, 2011 - 10:29pm

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Hmmm, not much help but the case is also very similar if not identicle to the 1937 Kenmore (Engraved bezel ) or the 38 Buckingham seen in the ads.

mybulova_admin
Posted November 5, 2011 - 6:59am

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Certainly has the dial amd hands of the Banker and the case of the Apollo. Any additional photos of the back case and movement?

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geezer_D
Posted November 5, 2011 - 8:37am

 Here is the movement

mybulova_admin
Posted November 7, 2011 - 7:51am

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Thanks, she's deffinitly 1936 era.

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geezer_D
Posted November 5, 2011 - 8:39am

 ...and the case back.                                                                                                                                                 

OldTicker
Posted November 6, 2011 - 8:32pm

gezzer,

One of these should work for you...

PM me your address and I'll stick one in the mail.

Greg

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geezer_D
Posted November 7, 2011 - 7:37am

 OldTicker,

PM sent and thank you!

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 7, 2011 - 7:47am

Case and Movement match the 'APOLLO'

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geezer_D
Posted November 7, 2011 - 9:28am

 Thanks, Fifth.  Is the dial accurate for an Apollo variant, or does this one constitute another FrankenBully?

An ApolloBanker?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 7, 2011 - 9:56am

everything on the Dial side looks correct, is it original? I'd say Yes,

Is this Watch the 'APOLLO' with a Dial variant?

most likely, IMO.

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geezer_D
Posted November 7, 2011 - 11:02am

 Thanks, I will get it posted in the database this evening.