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Bulova 1949 Banker

6/10 votes
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49 (A9)

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Crystal Details: 

22.15mm x 27.35mm (absent)



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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Panel Member
Posted June 24, 2018 - 1:13pm

1949 Bulova Banker it is

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Kathy L.
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Posted June 24, 2018 - 2:08pm

1949 Bulova Banker looks like a match.

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Panel Member
Posted June 24, 2018 - 3:45pm

1949 Bulova Banker looks like a match to me as well.

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Posted June 24, 2018 - 4:59pm

I agree, looks like a match to the Banker.

Geoff Baker
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Posted June 25, 2018 - 4:33am

1949 Bulova Banker

Posted October 1, 2018 - 8:35pm

I don't know if you have found a crystal for this watch yet, but I may have one if you are interested.


Posted October 1, 2018 - 9:16pm

I've responded via "Message." 

Posted October 4, 2018 - 10:33pm

Thank you Panel.

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Reverend Rob
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Posted October 5, 2018 - 1:09am

Banker works for me and this might be a good candidate for a re-dial.