Bulova 1966 Banker

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
1.7625
Manufacture Year: 
1966
Movement Model: 
10CL
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
I707870
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
GS CMS798-50 24.1 x 24.1
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This Banker watch is harder to find since it comes with black dial and less were produced. Most Bankers came with a white/silver dial.

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1966 Bulova watch
1966 Bulova watch
1966 Bulova watch
JP
Posted July 8, 2015 - 9:03pm

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Appears to be a re-dial. Banker

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shubaj
Posted July 13, 2015 - 9:39am

Its an original black dial, some repair were done on the dial around its edges I know I did the repair.

 

Geoff Baker
Posted July 10, 2015 - 5:16am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hello shubaj, welcome to myBulova. This is a classy looking watch. I like a black dial in yellow gold case. I agree that the case is a '66 Banker. We don't have too many examples in either the watch or the adverts dB of this one. Everything we have shows a Roman dial although it seems there were many variants so a black dial with hash marks is quite possibly an original variant. Thanks for sharing it.

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bobbee
Posted July 10, 2015 - 8:20am

Not finding a match for that dial layout in any watch. Nearest match for the dial is a GOLDCRAFT in 14K gold.

Next nearest is the BANKER "E", but the hour markers don't match, and the dial has extra lines as seen in the linked ad below.

The BANKER "N" & "O" have Roman numerals, and the CRAFTSMAN "M" has 21 jewels and different dial.

 

http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/imagefield_thumbs/vintage_ad...

 

 

I think it is an "UNKNOWN".

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William Smith
Posted July 10, 2015 - 12:22pm

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I'm good with Tentative Banker, Unknown variant.  Similar to OT's 1966 example here, but w/ black dial.
Not sure of year for ad below, but similar dial markings, or at least not Roman (sans the lines inside the markers).  Most if not all ads show the mesh band as original.

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bobbee
Posted July 11, 2015 - 4:10am

William Smith wrote:

I'm good with Tentative Banker, Unknown variant.  Similar to OT's 1966 example here, but w/ black dial.
Not sure of year for ad below, but similar dial markings, or at least not Roman (sans the lines inside the markers).  Most if not all ads show the mesh band as original.

 

I'm sorry Will, but those markers are nothing like the subject watch's.

The 3,6,9,12 look vaguely similar, but the rest don't match at all. The case could belong to a GOLDCRAFT for all we know.

 

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William Smith
Posted July 12, 2015 - 3:52am

Club 5000Panel Member

Doesn't the Goldcraft have 21 jewels?  Subject watch is presented with 17 jewels.  ..and I'm tentative on Banker no variant.

jabs
Posted July 10, 2015 - 1:20pm

Panel Member

I'm good with redial Banker