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Bulova 1940 Banker

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26.3 mm x 15.2mm

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1940 Bulova "Banker", 15J 10AX movement, Satin White dial with Raised Gold markers and hands, Black Tracks and sub-second dial, 10K RGP bezel, Stainless back, Speidel "Phoenix" expansion band.

Running in Original condition

Not For Sale
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Posted March 6, 2011 - 9:51pm

Here's that Banker I was looking for... nice!  Great looking watch!

Posted March 6, 2011 - 9:58pm

Did I snipe you??

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Posted March 6, 2011 - 11:19pm

Naw... I just like the old look of this model Greg...'s picture
Posted March 6, 2011 - 11:45pm

Another nice one, Greg!


And hey Jerin... wasn't you grand dad's "Banker" a late 30s? (Like 1936- 38?) I thought I had more info. on this model... However I only see the "before" pic of the one I sent Marlin a year ago... to be restored?! Guess you're out of state still, however???

Herafter's the one I had in early 2010, as original (What was LEFT of it!) for a "Top View!"

Sorry about the "low res." I bought this (otherwise!) nice 1938 color ad on, only to find that the seller had (reduced?) it to a POSTCARD sized ad...  :-(



15 Jewels, YGF case, $24.75 in 1938...


Best :-)  Scott

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Posted March 6, 2011 - 11:18pm

Naw... we figured out it wasn't a Banker.... but rather a 1940 Ranger!  The etching on the sides of the bezel and the original gold plated bracelet witht he leather insert nailed it!'s picture
Posted March 6, 2011 - 11:25pm


Well a "Ranger" is GOOD, too!

And that's like (4) now I was mistaken on... with no ads!? (Down to like -95% now, AAARRRGGG!!!)


:-)  Scott

Posted March 6, 2011 - 11:27pm


This one took a Permatex 259MA2/152 crystal for your database's picture
Posted September 14, 2011 - 12:17am

Thanks, Greg!

You're up rather late!? Is that then a 25.9mm x 15.2mm? (I don't have any "Permatex crystals or catalogs, myself...)

I show the following for the 38+ Banker, in the 1939 G-S "Flexo" Catalog:


MODEL   BB   PF    


1938+  Banker           MX2675 156   MC266/1 156    



:-)  Scott



Posted March 7, 2011 - 12:30am

I haven't figured out their cataloging system yet, not as simple as BB's and I don't have any Permatex catalogs yet, just an assortment and this one fit like a glove. Its 26.3mm x 15.2mm and curved on the long measurment only. Who knows, it may be intended for something else but it works with this one.

Posted January 18, 2012 - 6:24pm

I just recently accuired a watch like this one with an * on the movement. It has the bottom of the 6 just peeking out below the seconds box and is identical to your watch pistured here. I don't have my camer set up yrt to take pics but will try to next week. The case serial number is 327918.  From bottom to top it measures33.29 mm not including the lugs and 25.11 mm end to end on first step 12.57 mm on second step 10K gold filled case and stainless back. Is it possible that this model would have the * on the movement and what year would that make it??