Bulova 1940 Lone Eagle

9/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.450001
Manufacture Year: 
1940
Movement Symbol: 
Omega
Movement Model: 
10AX
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
2246892
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Crystal Details: 
GS MT346-23
Additional Information: 

White Dial shows raised Gilt Arabic numerals and Bulova logo. Hour and Minute Hands are Modern Style and a Modern Style Seconds Hand appears on a Sub Dial completely obscuring the 6 numeral.

Caseback is Stainless Steel.

as found.

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FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 9, 2011 - 8:51am

admin,

The vintage Sears ad is Dated 1940.

The color ad above is 1942?

The 'LONE EAGLE's production Date also matches the vintage Sears advertisements Date of publication.

An ID really can't get any better than this one IMO.

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shooter144
Posted October 9, 2011 - 9:04am

Do we have crystal specs for the engineer? This color add does not clearly depict the groove on the lugs, however looking at it closely they could be vaquely there in this artist rendition...if the crystal specs are the same I would say grooves =LE, no grooves= Engineer , all else being the same. At this point I have to agree with Fifth.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 9, 2011 - 9:33am

as discussed

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1942-unknown-2320

simpletreasures
Posted October 9, 2011 - 10:25am

I gave it "3"...

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Wayne Hanley
Posted October 9, 2011 - 4:20pm

The new Engneer ad is one of the clearest vintage age I have ever seen. The Engineer ad shows all the features of the Fifth's actual watch as do the ads for the Lone Eagle A when studied closely. We have learned alot about these look-a-like watches recently, due to ad acquizition by some of our research gifted members. Wasn't long ago we thought everyting shaped like this watch had to be an Ambassador of sorts, because we didn't have any ads to prove otherwise. I will go 3 stars for Lone Eagle A, "A" because when you have an "A" you gotta have a "B". Let's find the B.

Have a Great myBulova Day!

 

 

NOVA
Posted January 12, 2012 - 10:54am

So, Fifth, why isn't this identified as Lone Eagle "A" rather than "Lone Eagle"?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 25, 2012 - 7:39am

I rarely call a variant Lisa.

The general model Name is sufficient, particularly to new collectors searching the database who may not yet grasp the variant concept..

The Watch is missing its original Bracelet as depicted in the ad, for all We know the 1940 'LONE EAGLE' on a different Bracelet or Leather strap may be the 'B' 'C' 'D' 'E' etc, etc variant.

It would not be the 'A'.

IMO

as Wayne mentioned prior if there is an 'A' then there is a 'B' and possibly more.

* This type of lug with the ring machined at the tip is designed to accomodate a Leather strap, so the Watch would have been sold on either a bracelet or a strap, adding variants.

JP
Posted January 25, 2012 - 2:11am

Panel Member

I recently acquired a case like this but with out the marking on the end of the lugs. I will be looking for a movement for it as soon as it is correctly identified. I will be posting my photos tomorrow finally and maybe you can all help me identify  some of the watches I have been fortunate to acquire.

JP

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 25, 2012 - 7:15am

JP,

Measure the Case dimensions.

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William Smith
Posted March 8, 2012 - 7:41pm

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Lone Eagle w/o variant letter 3 stars.