Bulova 1966 Banker

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.208
Manufacture Year: 
1966
Movement Model: 
10CL
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
I568569
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
GS CMS798-50 24.1 x 24.1
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This one might be a Banker variant unknown for now, it has a 17J 10CL with a M6 date stamp and a Yellow 10K RGP bezel and back. The band is a Speidel expansion style, the dial is off White with applied markers and a printed name.

*Update 1-15-13 I can't make out the ink stamped number on the inside of the case back, but the stamped number below it is 2597

Here are 3 "Banker" ads, the case looks the same...

Not For Sale
1966 Bulova Banker 17J 10CL
1966 Bulova watch
1966 Bulova watch
1966 Bulova watch
JP
Posted January 13, 2013 - 4:10pm

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Banker N with dial variant. Hash marks instead of Roman Numerals.

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William Smith
Posted January 13, 2013 - 5:11pm

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Well at leat a Banker for now....as we check ads. 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 14, 2013 - 8:25am

There is a slight radius arc to the bezel opening of the subject Watch which is not visible on the adevertised 'BANKER'.

'UNKNOWN'

 

OldTicker
Posted January 15, 2013 - 1:45pm

I think the photo is distorting it Mark, the crystal is cylinder style and the camera is picking that up...the bezel & opening are perfectly square, 26.2mm outside and 24.1mm inside.

 

Geoff Baker
Posted January 15, 2013 - 6:53am

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I'm in for Banker

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William Smith
Posted January 15, 2013 - 3:14pm

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we also have the number stamped in ink on the inside of the case back to help us although I can't read what it says.

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William Smith
Posted January 15, 2013 - 7:18pm

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Looks like the same case as in this 1967 Banker "N" here, and has the same stamped number inside case back in both examples (2597).  Different dial configuration- don't know if that makes it a different variant, but I'm good with 1966 Banker (no variant) for subject watch....

mybulova_admin
Posted January 19, 2013 - 7:52pm

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Banker from me. Variant to follow I'm sure.

Casey_Busch
Posted August 18, 2014 - 9:05pm

I have a watch with the same case and numbers as this, but it has M5 stamped on the back. Does anybody know if Bulova made something like this in 1965? If so, how much would a watch like this be worth? It still winds and everything.

Geoff Baker
Posted August 19, 2014 - 5:58am

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Hi Casey, welcome to myBulova. It is likely that this one was also made in 1965. Sorry, but we can't give an estimate on value.