Bulova 1960 American Eagle

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1960
Movement Model: 
11AF
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
E860563
Case shape: 
Other
Crystal Details: 
I WAS TOLD THIS IS AN AMERICAN EAGLE DOES NOT LOOK LIKE THE ONE IN THE ADS
Additional Information: 

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bruce
Posted August 8, 2012 - 7:53pm

I WAS TOLD THIS IS AN

"AMERICAN EAGLE"

I have looked over the vintage ads and can not find this.

OldTicker
Posted August 8, 2012 - 9:56pm

It is an  American Eagle, and there should be a few in the personal watch database, but we don't have any ads in the ad database yet. It has been ID'd by the unique crystal, but it has many different variants from dial color/texture, case color, to lug design.

One thing that is interesting with this watch is that those that we have in the mybulova watch database have a 1960 date of manufacture stamped on the case back, and I personally have not yet come across one that is not stamped M0, but it looks like yours has a 1961 date stamp on the movement, and 1960 on the case.

This is one of my favorite Bulova designs, and yours looks super!

mybulova_admin
Posted August 9, 2012 - 6:14am

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American Eagle.

bourg01
Posted August 9, 2012 - 9:28am

Panel Member

Indeed it is an "American Eagle". My variant shown below sports the black linen textured dial, open tang lugs at 12:00 and hooded lug at 6:00 as well as the original band.

Yours is pictured here but with a white dial.

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Posted August 9, 2012 - 11:08am

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William Smith
Posted August 9, 2012 - 12:00pm

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American Eagle from me..

Geoff Baker
Posted August 9, 2012 - 6:24pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Agree, American Eagle. Yellow gold and black is the best! Great looking watch.

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bobbee
Posted August 9, 2012 - 6:44pm

What a breathtakingly handsome watch. AE, but M1-1961 on mvmnt.

bourg01
Posted August 9, 2012 - 6:57pm

Panel Member

bobbee, In this case the movement date does not matter. The watch has been confirmed by an ad and we all have agreed it came with various lug and dial variations. I'd bet there's at least 6 variants based on the models I have owned and I'd bet there's more than 6 based on dials, lug combo's and mix them all up and we have another fine cup of tea to sort out.

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William Smith
Posted August 9, 2012 - 7:14pm

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Looks more like a cup of mud Shawn, but.....
The (most likely) incomplete model lists indicate 18 variants.  Variants are listed differently in different areas of the list, with some sections showing gold color and dial color of some variants. Note 12213 doesn't occur in top list, but in later lists (further down below).   

below are some of the listings w/ gold and/or dial color: