Bulova 1938 Banker

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1938
Movement Symbol: 
Cresent Moon
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
8646475
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

case marked  on outside    bulova quality  / 8646475

 

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1938  A Bulova Banker
1938 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
jabs
Posted August 23, 2015 - 12:58pm

Panel Member

Welcome to myBulova samurai1959, your watch is 1938 Banker

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samurai1959
Posted August 23, 2015 - 1:55pm

Thank you for your help ,

this is my first vintage bulova ,will not be my last

jabs
Posted August 23, 2015 - 2:32pm

Panel Member

good foundation for your collection, fix in the main record entry "Manufacture Year" to 1938

Alex
Posted August 23, 2015 - 7:04pm

Panel Member

A very nice "Banker"!

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William Smith
Posted August 23, 2015 - 8:56pm

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+1

Geoff Baker
Posted August 24, 2015 - 5:11am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hello samurai, welcome to myBulova. As you know, the crescent moon can be 1928 or 1938. Based on the case style we would go the the latter date. We also use the case serial number  to date watch cases when the watch is between 1925 and about 1949, in 1947-48, Bulova started date coding cases as well as movements. For this period, 1925-1948 on most watches (there are always exceptions) we assume the first number of the case serial to be the year of manufacture, in this example, 1938.

We call our affliction 'Bulovitis'. The disease is quite contagious and cannot be cured. Good luck with your collection. Glad to have you aboard. 

1938 Bulova Banker

Andersok
Posted August 24, 2015 - 5:47am

Panel Member

Agree with Banker