Bulova 1927 Lone Eagle

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Inside case back BULOVA GOLD FILLED 14K American Standard Pat.Jun.10.1924


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William Smith
Posted July 15, 2012 - 5:46pm

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Yea Shawn, I agree w/ your take on this choice.  I'm gonna keep the watch anyway.  I'll be doing a forum post which relates to this issue, and some of the challanges we face as we try to rebuild Bulova history and model ID'ing as it relates to the Lone Eagle series.

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William Smith
Posted July 15, 2012 - 7:27pm

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So Fifth mentioned the possibility of screw marks suggesting the movement wasn't original to the case. This is a good point, since the movement was removed for servicing, and again to place the current dial/hands which are not original to the early LECC's.  I've looked, and don't see these markings.  I see there are two different types of screws used, the flat screw at bottom of movement, and the rounder-headed screw at the top-seen below:

Subject movement also has an "arrow" which looks similar to a 1937 date symbol.  Admin had discussed this as a possible defining characteristic in the first 5000 LECC's w/ the 10AN movement. Here's the "arrow" symbol on subject movement:

 I also have a 1926 conqueror which houses a 10AP which may have this "arrow" see http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1926-conqueror-53 for comparison to subject watch.



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William Smith
Posted June 16, 2014 - 6:11am

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I noted the "arrow" symbol....but I didn't enter a triangle for movement date symbol...and I don't think I see triangle in the photo.  I gotta dig this one out and double check for a triangle.  Seems like I woulda entered triangle in root record if it was present.

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Posted June 16, 2014 - 6:35am

Your excellent photo shows no date mark, unless it is in the balance well.

This makes two 10AN 17 jewel movements with the correct serial number for the theoretical 5,000 that differ in some other way from the rest.


Posted October 13, 2014 - 11:18pm

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Bobbee, if you look close and hard enough you will see the triangle date mark. It is there I can assure you.

Posted October 13, 2014 - 7:07pm

I'm jealous! I gotta get one of these

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William Smith
Posted August 10, 2015 - 10:17pm

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Here we go again.  I'll recheck closer for the triangle on the movement.  I took it out and checked about a year ago and didn't see it, but I'll look again.  

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William Smith
Posted August 12, 2015 - 6:19am

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OK  I found the triangle and I didn't even have to take the dust tite cover off.  It's to the left of the words "unadjusted".  Don't know how I missed it.  Below is closeup of photo used in root record.