Bulova Lone Eagle 1928 with 10AA movment.

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I am looking at a Bulova Lone Eagle and it has a 10AA movement. And the movement is from around 

1924. Is the movement original or has it been changed under the years ??

Do this if its not original change the value on the watch ??

All info appreciated

Kind regards Bulova Friends

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airborne
Posted April 2, 2013 - 3:21am

I see they want 900 dollars for the watch is this the right price for this watch?

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William Smith
Posted April 2, 2013 - 5:01am

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Lone Eagle came out in mid 1927.  Seems like the odds of Bulova originally using a 1924 movement in a 1927 release are pretty slim.  Since we can't post live auctions on site, if you would email me the listing via PM, I'll have a peek and PM you back.

mybulova_admin
Posted April 2, 2013 - 5:27am

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I would say it's a non original movement. I have not seen a 10AA movement before in a Lone Eagle, not even in a Conqueror. The 10AA that I have is date stamped 1924. All Conquerors I have seen have either a 10AP or 10P and all CC LEs have either a 10AN or 9AT. 

However with that said its still a Lone Eagle. It's worth what someone is willing to pay for it and what the seller is willing to sell it for :-)

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airborne
Posted April 2, 2013 - 6:15am

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William Smith
Posted April 2, 2013 - 7:42am

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The 10AA is likely older, like you say 1924 or so.  If the movement has no date code, but containing the Bulova Watch Co signature, then that suggest the date being 1924 or newer.  If the movement has the Bulova W Co sig, then it's likely pre-1924.

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bobbee
Posted April 2, 2013 - 8:36am

Don't you mean pre April 1923 Will?

Bulova W. Co. became the Bulova Watch Company in April 1923.

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William Smith
Posted April 2, 2013 - 3:54pm

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I musta forgot we determined that date.  I don't remember how right now, I'll poke around for the document or article which tells us the change happend in April 1923, unless you can stear me to it?  

Even if this was the date of change on record, they could have continued to use parts stamped with the older signature for a while- to use them up. Regardless, a Bulova movement from 1923 could have either stamp, and a movement from 1924 probably has the newer stamp, unless they continued using the older bridges in 1924 too.  They may not have tooled up for the stamp change right away, or could have used older parts in stock.

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airborne
Posted April 2, 2013 - 1:43pm

Inside the Lone Eagle

mybulova_admin
Posted April 2, 2013 - 4:55pm

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Strange my 10AA is a different movement design with a serial number of 124019. It has a astrix date code (1924) between the setting lever screw and bridge screw.

JP
Posted April 2, 2013 - 2:11pm

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Not pre 1923. Note the Bulova Watch Co. sig.

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DarHin
Posted April 2, 2013 - 2:34pm

I was watching this one too but didn't bid because of the movement.

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William Smith
Posted April 2, 2013 - 3:59pm

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Aha...a 16 jewel 10AA. No date code, but the Bulova Watch Co signature.  Could be 1923 based on the Arpil 1923 date Bobbee cites above, or could be 1924 or later.  This statement is based only on that company signature, not a date range for the 10AA movement.  The case serial number may help date the case, as would the patent date inside the case back.  

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Reverend Rob
Posted April 2, 2013 - 4:45pm

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900 dollars is totally out to lunch. 

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bobbee
Posted April 2, 2013 - 4:53pm

Lot of wonga. Last three numbers on case is 545.
Running fast too.

stoddrob
Posted April 2, 2013 - 9:53pm

This watch also had mis-matched hands - cathedral minute and spade hour hands - and so a nicely done FrankenBulova sells for $900! Amazing! I couldn't be surprised if the black enamel on it was patched with paint. Hang on to your inventory boys....looks like a good retirement fund. Prices are definately going up!

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airborne
Posted April 3, 2013 - 1:55am

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airborne
Posted April 3, 2013 - 1:56am

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bobbee
Posted April 3, 2013 - 3:07am

1926 Conqueror case.
Not an LE, just the most expensive Conq.... in the world.
Quick, get your money back! : )

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airborne
Posted April 3, 2013 - 3:47am

What do you guys think is a resonable price on this watch like it is now.

Kind Regards

 

 

 

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bobbee
Posted April 3, 2013 - 4:24am

Sorry, no valuations.
Best look at auction sites on-line, and check completed auctions, to give a rough idea.