Bulova 1966 Banker

Submitted by berkesch on January 17, 2012 - 4:30pm
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 The case back states "10K Rolled Gold Plate" then "Bulova" then "M6" - it is a 1966.  I cannot (do not want to - I am an amateur) open the case to see the movement and other markings.  I purchased in January 1981 - was told it is a 1954; now I know from the date code that it is a 1966.  It is a manual watch.  Please note that Roman numerals are used for the hour markers.  On 1/18/12 at 12:Noon EDT I attempted to remove back from case and was not able - fear of breaking it.

Bulova watch 1-17-12
Bulova watch
Posted December 14, 2018 - 9:57pm

I believe this could be Banker "O" .  This ad is from 1970 but it is possible it existed a few years earlier.  I originally thought the lugs did not match but now believe the lugs are simple bars and that the bar going between the lugs is the end of the strap that holds the spring bar.

The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States of America) · 17 Feb 1970

Posted December 15, 2018 - 2:44am

Yes  Banker "O" looks like a good choice despite bad photo

Posted December 15, 2018 - 6:11am

There are two possible variants for this style. We have ads describing a difference of a gilt or a silver dial. There are a couple ads showing the 'N' variant stating "gilt or silver". Then there are 'O' variant ads stating specifically the "gilt dial". Because 'O' is more specific to gilt, I am leaning to believe that 'N' is the silver option.

Is subject watch a silver dial or gilt?

Posted April 3, 2020 - 7:39pm

Found in the 1967 Line Book BAWD0168 page 14 of 58

1967 Bulova Banker "N"

1967 Banker N1967 Banker N

Posted April 4, 2020 - 7:53am

1967 Bulova Banker "N"