Bulova 1943 Banker

8/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.2575
Manufacture Year: 
1943
Movement Symbol: 
Asterisk
Movement Model: 
10AX
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
327918
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Crystal Details: 
25.8mm long x 15.25mm wide
Additional Information: 

Based on information on the forum about a similar watch, I think this is a 1940 Banker. I would like to have your opinions on it though.

JP

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bobbee
Posted August 9, 2012 - 9:14am

The case SN puts this at 1943, John. Also no ads for Banker with a white metal case back before 1943.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 9, 2012 - 10:27am

matches the 'RANGER' / 'CHIEF' - non engraved bezel.

2c

JP
Posted August 9, 2012 - 12:09pm

Panel Member

OKaaaaay what is it?? Ranger is ok with me and Chief is too but I need some help here .

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 9, 2012 - 12:29pm

John,

The Case seriel number post dates the movement - 1943.

Question: Could the * on the Movement be an X? (also 1943)

'CHIEF' ad shows a Dial with a partially obscured 6 numeral.

so, ?

 

JP
Posted August 9, 2012 - 12:26pm

Panel Member

You can barley see the bottom of the 6 in the photo but it is there at the bottom of the sec register.

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Posted August 9, 2012 - 12:32pm

Then, IMO this is the 1943 'CHIEF'.

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bobbee
Posted August 9, 2012 - 1:07pm

How about 1943 Banker? Jeez Mark, unengraved Chief now?

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Posted August 9, 2012 - 5:09pm

hmmm, now that's interesting, new ad?

1943 'BANKER'

now if We can get John to change the Date of manufacture.

JP
Posted August 18, 2012 - 1:52am

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I am going to reshoot the watch now that it is finished and it will present much better. I am satisfied with 43 Banker.