Banker

Bulova 1966 Banker

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
G
Manufacture Year: 
1966
Movement Model: 
11AL
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
J105221
Case shape: 
Round
Additional Information: 

1966 Bulova M6 Banker 11AL 17J 10KRGP S/N J105221

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1966 Bulova Banker G watch
1966 Bulova watch
1966 Bulova watch

Bulova 1949 Banker

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1949
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
10BC
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
9866009
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
22.15mm x 27.35mm (absent)
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This appears to be a 1949 Banker based on the Supporting Advert; however, the Banker in the advert inculded does not have the Arabic numerals at the 10 minute markers in the sub-seconds dial. Unless mistaken, there were no examples or ads of the Banker in the database for 1948-49. I have a number of ads from newspaper archives and have included an example indicating jewel count.

The history of this watch is unknown. The hour hand, sub-second hand and crystal are missing. The watch runs with limited winding; the remaining minute hand seems to move properly and can be adjusted. The unsigned crown measures 5.33mm (digital caliper). Signed 4x: dial, outside/inside case back and movement.

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1949 Bulova Banker watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch advert

Bulova 1966 Banker

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
K
Manufacture Year: 
1966
Movement Model: 
11AL
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
M6
Case Serial No.: 
I536443
Case shape: 
Other
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Additional Information: 

This one appears to be a first for the database: 1966 Banker "K". Light corner wear with a little more on the case back and some speckles on face. Case and movement both marked M6. Replacement band was on it when I got it; a pretty good match to case engraving.

Listed in 1967 ad as available with silver or gilt dial. Dial on subject watch is  what I would call champagne, so I am assuming it's the "gilt" version.

Found this accurate runner online listed for sale as a "ladies watch" .

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1966 Bulova Banker K watch
1966 Bulova watch
1966 Bulova watch
1966 Bulova watch
1966 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch advert

Bulova 1958 Banker

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
B
Manufacture Year: 
1958
Movement Model: 
11AC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
C773950
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
18.77X21.74 COFFIN TOP
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1958Banker

Case back:BULOVA L8 and serial number

Inside case back:BULOVA 10K ROLLED GOLD PLATE STAINLESS BACK

Movement:11AC 17 jewel dated L8

Dial:black with white gold numbers , indices  and hands marked BULOVA and SWISS at the bottom

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1958 Bulova watch
1958 Bulova watch
1958 Bulova watch
1958 Bulova watch
1958 Bulova watch

Bulova 1957 Banker

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
B
Manufacture Year: 
1957
Movement Model: 
11AC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
L7
Case Serial No.: 
C125921
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Additional Information: 

1957 Banker - white gold plate with case and movement both marked "L7". Crystal appears original and is  thick and domed in the center end to end. Case, crystal, face and hands literally spotless. Mounted on a nice ostrich leather band. Accurate runner. Style-wise this is one of the favorites in my collection. I am guessing this is either a Banker "A" or "B". Referenced ad is dated 1959.

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1957 Bulova Banker B watch
1957 Bulova watch
1957 Bulova watch
1957 Bulova watch
1957 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1966 Banker

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
P
Manufacture Year: 
1966
Movement Model: 
manual wind
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
J281290
Case shape: 
Square
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Another sock drawer watch purchased from the niece of the original owner as seen. She said it was a retirement gift, seldom worn; and had been in her dresser since he passed in the mid 1970's. 10K RGP and marked M6 on case and movement. 17 Jewel manual wind. My best guess is a Banker "P". Seems to be a perfect match to the 1967 ad in the DB "partial" ad section

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1966 Bulova watch
1966 Bulova watch
1966 Bulova watch
1966 Bulova watch
1966 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1938 Banker

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1938
Movement Symbol: 
Cresent Moon
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
8705554
Case shape: 
Stepped
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
26.6mm x 15.57mm
Additional Information: 

1938 lone Eagle ?

Running and keeping good time

Case;  42mm x 25.5 w/o crown

Dial will need to be replaced or re-finished

Looks like Original Glass crystal

B-10k Rolled Gold Plate

10k snap back /stepped

I have looked and found a few that were simular but they were smaller, this is quite large.

No braising or plate loss. 

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1938 Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch

Bulova 1925 Banker

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1925
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
10A
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
173991
Case Serial No.: 
5213728
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
American Standard Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Though I'd post this for the database.   I believe its a 1925 Banker.  These early watches seem to be harder and harder to find...

David

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1925 Bulova Banker
1925 Bulova watch
1925 Bulova watch

Bulova 1927 Banker

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1927
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
259427
Case Serial No.: 
8394324
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
American Standard Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Came with original case 

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1927 Bulova banker
1927 Bulova watch
1927 Bulova watch
1927 Bulova watch
1927 Bulova watch

Bulova 1938 Banker

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1938
Movement Symbol: 
Cresent Moon
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
8646475
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

case marked  on outside    bulova quality  / 8646475

 

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1938  A Bulova Banker
1938 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch