Bulova 1967 Banker "N"

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Model ID rating explained.
2.62875
Variant: 
N
Manufacture Year: 
1967
Movement Model: 
10CL
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
F412117
Case shape: 
Square
Crystal Details: 
1"x 1"
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

M7, Bulova, Roman Numerals used on face, wind wheel seperated into two parts, will wind but it will not function.

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joelgfoster
Posted September 30, 2012 - 9:25am

Looking forward to learning more about Bulova watches and possibly repairing this M7.

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DarHin
Posted September 30, 2012 - 9:49am

Welcome Joel,

Can you post pics of the inside and outside case back? is there anything stamped or printed inside the case back? BTW the winding wheel is referred to as a crown and the rod is a stem.

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bobbee
Posted September 30, 2012 - 9:57am

Not seen this model in the ads, but possibly of the "Engineer" variety. 

Welcome buddy, and please repair your watch, it will give as good as it gets!

Unknown.

joelgfoster
Posted September 30, 2012 - 2:32pm

Yes, I sure can. I guess I need to brush up on the terminology.
I can not wait to get it running again.

joelgfoster
Posted September 30, 2012 - 2:59pm

Thanks again for the comments, I'm glad there is a website like this.

This was my grandfather's ("Bus' ") watch.

joelgfoster
Posted September 30, 2012 - 3:02pm

R13159F  is the number scribed in case back inside above the stamped 2597.

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DarHin
Posted September 30, 2012 - 5:06pm

The stamped 2597 is the Bulova Case#. I looked this up in my crystal catalogs and found that the GS CMS798-50, 24.1mmx24.1mm crystal fits the Bulova Model #'s 03923 and 03924. I cross-referenced this to a BB CMS2410 crystal but it didn't provide a model name either. Maybe someone can find a model name(s) for the 03923 and 03924.

*EDIT* The earliest crystal reference I found was in an Oct 1966 BB Supplement. The BB crystal first appears in their #40 catalog. The GS crystal is not in their 1965 catalog but is in their catalog #100.

joelgfoster
Posted September 30, 2012 - 9:23pm

Great! One thing I noticed from looking at the Bulova watches on the website is that almost none have roman numerals on the dials. Why did Bulova mostly go with english numbering?

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DarHin
Posted October 1, 2012 - 9:14am

I wonder if this could be a Counselor variant. Geoff's Counselor C has a hang tag with the

model # 03918, 10CL 17j movement and is very similar.

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1966-counselor-c-1763

*10-01-12 Spelling edit*

mybulova_admin
Posted October 1, 2012 - 3:36am

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Unknown for me for now.