Bulova 1938 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 
1938
Movement Symbol: 
Arrow
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
8227058
Case shape: 
Stepped
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
15 x 26,5 mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1938 Banker

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1938 Banker
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JP
Posted February 6, 2014 - 10:38am

Panel Member

Watch in ad doesn't have engraving and subject watch does. Looks like a 40's President maybe.

jabs
Posted February 6, 2014 - 11:25am

Panel Member

It´s same engraving model as Will´s 

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1938-banker-4852

bourg01
Posted February 7, 2014 - 3:44pm

Panel Member

I'm inclined to believe that Bulova did both engraved and none engraved on several models including this one but we need to prove that out. I'd say Banker, though unconfirmed.

Geoff Baker
Posted February 8, 2014 - 6:58am

Club 5000Panel Member

Yeah, this one is not shown anywhere as a Banker, I would be tentative at best. If we don't though, the other one needs updating too (which I am more inclined to do than label this a Banker)

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William Smith
Posted February 8, 2014 - 5:06pm

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I agree with Geoff- gotta do this "ID" to both similar watches- what ever we decide it may be.  I see there are no unengraved 1938 Bankers in watch database. Our first two examples appear in 1939.  Terry K has a 1939 w/ very similar crystal specs, and it literally looks like the visual differences btwn subject watch case and Terry's 1939 case are the engravings.  Plain's 1939 looks the same too.  Both 1939's have different sub-second track compared to subject watch...if that means anything.

We already ruled out subject watch wasn't the Chief, didn't we?  I think the year of ads (and examples for Chief- if we have any) were1940 and up, but don't remember for sure.  There was white back for Chief vs gold back for subject watch.

Still poking around the ads.  Maybe something in the newer "decades" ads threads I missed.

 

mybulova_admin
Posted February 9, 2014 - 7:25am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hmmm very much on the fence, but to keep some level of consistency for now I'll go with tentative Bulova Banker.

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Posted February 9, 2014 - 7:32am

jabs,

Could You provide the Case dimensions?

from the tip of the lugs to opposing lugs and across the width at the widest point, not including the Crown.

Thanks.

jabs
Posted February 9, 2014 - 8:34am

Panel Member

lugs to lugs is 41, 8 mm

width without crown is 25 mm

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William Smith
Posted February 11, 2014 - 12:20am

Club 5000Panel Member

Thanks for deminsions Jabs.

OldTicker
Posted February 9, 2014 - 9:33pm

I am thinking this is a 15J "Ranger", if I remember right it had a long case and engraving on the bezel, I don't remember the banker having any engraving...

1940 ad...