American Eagle

Bulova 1941 American Eagle

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1941
Movement Symbol: 
Asterisk
Movement Model: 
7AH
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
1142654
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Based on the information offered on this site I believe it's a 1941 American Eagle with original strap. It's not in pristine condition but works, not sure if I should clean it up. No idea of history but it appears original. Unfortunately the strap is incredibly small so I can't wear it. How feasible is it to find a similar strap and add links? although not the most masculine look, it was what made me want it.

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1941 Bulova American Eagle watch
1941 Bulova watch
1941 Bulova watch

Bulova 1941 American Eagle

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1941
Movement Symbol: 
Asterisk
Movement Model: 
7AP
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
1029265
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Additional Information: 

Just purhased this beauty almost mint condition apart from small mark on crystal left hand lower corner.

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1941 Bulova American Eagle watch
1941 Bulova watch
1941 Bulova watch
1941 Bulova watch
1941 Bulova watch

Bulova 1960 American Eagle

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1960
Movement Model: 
11AF
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
E905314
Case shape: 
Other
Crystal Details: 
G-S CMF675
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1960 Bulova American Eagle

10K RGP case dated M0, this model has the solid bottom instead of the open and individual lugs; stainless steel back; 17 jewel 11AF movement also dated M0; leather band added

There are a few varieties of this model in the database: with the solid lug bottom (not found in an ad yet), with the open two lug bottom, in yellow gold, in white gold, with black dial, with linen dial.

Variant unknown

 

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1960 Bulova watch
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Bulova 1935 American Eagle

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1935
Movement Symbol: 
Shield
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
562679
Case Serial No.: 
5259932
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Additional Information: 

The tonneau shaped CASE measures 35mm lug tip to tip and 24mm excluding the crown. The case serial number is stamped to the outside of the case which causes me some concern about its manufacture date.

The DIAL is matt silver and is funished with radium stylee numerals and a black printed inner minute track and sub seconds dial almost obliterating the 6.

There is no dust shield which suggeststo me that the movement could be towards the end of its run.

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1935 Bulova watch
1935 Bulova watch
1935 Bulova watch
1935 Bulova watch
1935 Bulova watch

Bulova 1964 American Eagle

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1965
Movement Model: 
11AL
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
I142813
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Possible 1965 Bulova American Eagle 'D'

Decorative bezel and dial. Case back dated M5 and marked stainless steel, .0015 gold electroplate bezel. Inside caseback stamped 2503. Movement is a manual winding 11AL dated M5.

My reasoning for variant 'D' is based on the listed ad price of $35.95 and the availability of two variants at that price per the '64 pricelist. One of these is already identified as the 'F', leaving the other variant at this price the 'D'

Supporting ad from 1966

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Andersok 1966 American Eagle 091914
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Bulova 1938 American Eagle

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1939
Movement Symbol: 
Shield
Movement Model: 
7AP
Movement Jewels: 
21
Movement Serial No.: 
none
Case Serial No.: 
9129613
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

When I bumped into this American Eagle, I thought....well, what can I possible add to mybulova.com with this watch, but here we go:

- it is an original 1939 model, the first year this version of the American Eagle came out

- and look at the dial, never seen this one before, except on the "Ambassador" in the same 1939 ad as where the American Eagle appeared

- and last but not least, an intriguing "B" before the "10K GOLD FILLED" (see pictures. Could this be a model indicator? As to say, this is the "American Eagle B"? Through the ads we already know the "A" and "C". We speculated that the beautiful "two tone even roman" American Eagle of OldTicker was the "B". Thinking about it, it makes more sense that this is the "B" since the dial design already existed in 1939 (see Ambassador in the ad), while this "two tone even roman" only shows up in the ads as from 1940  for the Beacon, Westchester and Minute Man, hence making that a possible "D" candidate for the American Eagle.

The watch is 20mm wide by 42mm high. It seems to have the original or at least time period correct metal strap indicating "Ensign 1/20-12KT Gold filled".

And somehow the contrast of my camera makes visible the wear on the case that is NOT visible to the naked eye!

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Bulova 1962 American Eagle

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
F
Manufacture Year: 
1963
Movement Model: 
11AFF
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
G657744
Case shape: 
Other
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1963 American Eagle "F"

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1963 American Eagle "F"
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Bulova 1965 American Eagle

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1965
Movement Model: 
11AL
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
None
Case Serial No.: 
I144470
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
27.3
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1965 Bulova American Eagle model. Case back marked stainless steel - .0015 gold electroplate bezel. Unusual case design / pattern with a very distinctive patterned dial. I love the font on these numerals, very 60's.

Added 6/18/2013

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Geoffrey Baker 1965 Bulova watch 6/18/2013
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Bulova 1939 American Eagle

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1939
Movement Symbol: 
Shield
Movement Model: 
7AP
Movement Jewels: 
21
Movement Serial No.: 
None
Case Serial No.: 
9129652
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I believe this is an American Eagle "A"  10K Gold Filled. Original Bracelet. Photos 3 and 5 are from Ebay vendor abrath1956.  Date stamp on movment looks like a miss stuck shield. If it's not I don't know what it is!

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Bulova 1940 American Eagle

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1940
Movement Symbol: 
Omega
Movement Model: 
7AP
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
0541762
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Original Mineral
Gender: 
Mens
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