Bulova 1928 Lone Eagle

8/10 votes
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Series I - 17j movement  -  circle symbol = 1925

Dial, hands & crown are not in accordance with ad. However, possible variant nicely painted, we only see the lum dial in the ads.

Case is Mint.


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Stephen Ollman
Posted January 2, 2011 - 1:35am

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Wayne, looks llike to need an original 1928 Corner Cut Lone Eagle Dial.

Like this one sitting on my desk waiting for a good home.

1928 Bulova Lone Eagle Dial Front
1928 Bulova Lone Eagle Dial Back

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Wayne Hanley
Posted January 2, 2011 - 11:43am


Oh Boy Howdy do I ever!!! 


Posted May 8, 2011 - 2:55pm

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Hi Gents,

Wayne, it is quite possible that your dial was refinished that way and the hands changed to match by request of an owner. This type of service was quite common back then.

Stephen, I sorry to say that your dial has been refinished at some point in time. The hand scribed numbers represent the ID of the refinisher. Similar to a watchmaker's scribe for service in a watch case.


Posted May 8, 2011 - 8:40pm

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Interesting as it looks like all other LE dials that I have seen. I normally clean these up with a soap and water wash and polish. Do you think it was just a number repaint?

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William Smith
Posted December 31, 2011 - 9:17pm

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good question...

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William Smith
Posted March 10, 2012 - 2:39pm

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Hi Wayne  Did you get dial from admin or keep the interesting design dial as found?  This nice LE only has one star.   Is that from 1925 mvnt in 1928 case / dial configuration?

Posted March 10, 2012 - 3:36pm

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From memory, the movement was indeed from 1928. Tha dial I had offered Wayne however was not a match as it came off a 10AN movement, Wayne's movement is a 9AT.

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William Smith
Posted March 10, 2012 - 4:22pm

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that explains one star.  Guess if record is updated the the ID will represent the record. I saw circle in original entry of record and didn't see this 1928 mvnt info.