Bottom Dial 9 Position
Bottom Dial 9 Position

This razor has been nicknamed the "Bottom Dial" to distinguish it from another razor Gillette called the "Gillette 195 Adjustable" razor - they also called the razor nicknamed the "Fatboy" the same thing. This razor is easily identified as different from the Standard Fatboy in that its adjustment dial is located below the handle; hence the nickname Bottom Dial. Some people call this razor the Bottom Dial Fatboy due to it being priced at $1.95 the same as the Standard Fatboy. This razor is relatively rare. It was offered for sale to the public but today it is extremely rare for one to become available on one of the auction sites with a warranty card, correct case and instruction sheet. The case is easily distinguished from the Standard Fatboy case in that the magnifying lens, in the transparent case lid, is located over the bottom end of the razor. instead of the top end. Also, the Bottom Dial case has the number "195" inscribed to the left of the word "Adjustable" on the white plastic insert. This razor was available for sale originally for $1.95. It was only manufactured in the fourth quarter of 1960 (F-4). It is not to be confused with its cousins the 5 Position Bottom Dials - this razor, with a F-4 date code has a maximum adjustment dial label of "9" - not "5". Also, its cousin the 5 Position Bottom Dial was a prototype never offered for sale to the public hence it has no date code stamped into it. This razor weighs 84 grams.

Bottom Dial 9 Position Cased
Bottom Dial 9 Position Cased
BD9P-Cased-03
Bottom Dial White Case
Bottom Dial White Case
Bottom Dial White Case (Side)
Bottom Dial White Case (Side)
Bottom Dial 9 Position Instruction Sheet
Bottom Dial 9 Position Instruction Sheet
Bottom Dial 9 Position Exploded  View
Bottom Dial Patent Diagram
Bottom Dial Patent Diagram

Significant Recent Sales

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4-28-2013 $1530.70 (130892303900)
4-28-2013 $1530.70 (130892303900)
9-12-2014 $1975 (261582406874)
9-12-2014 $1975 (261582406874)
9-14-2014 $1075 (131287730342)
9-14-2014 $1075 (131287730342)
9-21-2014 $600 (271608830881)
9-21-2014 $600 (271608830881)
8-27-2015 CASE ONLY $572.95 (262013740978)
8-27-2015 CASE ONLY $572.95 (262013740978)
3-11-2016 $2500 (262288940679)
3-11-2016 $2500 (262288940679)
12-3-2016 $1502
12-3-2016 $1502
1-20-2017 $2026 (262801766243)
1-20-2017 $2026 (262801766243)
2-10-2017 ~$3200  (272550944099)
2-10-2017 ~$3200 (272550944099)
4-10-2017 $1495.60 (182517772859)
4-10-2017 $1495.60 (182517772859)
10-21-2017 $1131 (263265995008)
10-21-2017 $1131 (263265995008)
11-3-2017 $1365 (372118071704)
11-3-2017 $1365 (372118071704)
1-30-2018 $757.45 (192442523972)
1-30-2018 $757.45 (192442523972)
9-30-2018 $2385.64 (263951987730)
9-30-2018 $2385.64 (263951987730)
2-10-2019 $1587.05 (333053148186)
2-10-2019 $1587.05 (333053148186)
2-16-2019 $1459.25 (392234887682)
2-16-2019 $1459.25 (392234887682)
2-26-2019 $1330.86 (233139278517)
2-26-2019 $1330.86 (233139278517)
11-4-2019 $2001.95 (372820168270)
11-4-2019 $2001.95 (372820168270)