Bulova 1967 Banker "N"

8/10 votes
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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bobbee
Posted December 20, 2012 - 5:37am

Where's the variant letter?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 16, 2013 - 5:23am

Time Bandit
Posted January 16, 2013 - 10:04am

Another ad, no date, no text, no nothing???????????????????

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bobbee
Posted January 16, 2013 - 12:10pm

Probably a "premature" thing.
I hear you can get counselling for it! :^)

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William Smith
Posted January 16, 2013 - 3:23pm

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So we have Fifth's (undated) Banker O ad (left), and  Bobbee's 1967 Banker N ad (right). Looks like price differences (O is $65; N may be $69.95???). Both appear to have the same band in ads.

bourg01
Posted January 16, 2013 - 5:55pm

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I think the price point was set by the jeweller advertising it, not Bulova's suggested retail. I gave the Banker N 3 as the ad matches the date of manufacture on the watch.

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William Smith
Posted January 16, 2013 - 6:20pm

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Bulova had fixed pricing agreement with dealers which were mandatory to be able to (legally) sell their watches. The price was the same at all Bulova dealers, and while they could be advertised (or sold) at a different price than the offical fixed price, they woulda been doing so against the contract.  Without knowing the date of the "O" ad Fifth posted, I'm not sure which variant it is.....

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bobbee
Posted January 16, 2013 - 6:30pm

It is in the newspaper ads, another I fpund from 1967.

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William Smith
Posted January 16, 2013 - 6:44pm

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Thanks Bobbee.  So I am back to a unknown choice between the "O" and "N", or is there something I'm missing on it being one vs the other?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 16, 2013 - 6:57pm

Nothing missed Will, quite the opposite.

The ads state the Banker was available with a 'Gilt or Silver Dial'. We now have 2 ads, one naming the 'N' variant and one naming the 'O' variant, both with this same wording, 'Gilt or Silver Dial, a smal detail often overlooked in Our rush to Name Model 'variants'

'BANKER', Yes.

"N" variant, ?

.....the subject could in fact be the "O" .