Bulova 1941 Lone Eagle

Submitted by OldTicker on December 26, 2010 - 5:31pm
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23.2mm x 17.2mm
Watch Description

 1941 Bulova Unknown 17J 10AX movement, Clean 10K RGP Bezel and Stainless Back, Nice Off White Dial and Gold hands, B/R 12K Gold Filled Band. Very Nice Good Running Watch!


This watch was previously ID'd as a Ambassador "A", but after acquiring a 1939 Ambassador and compairing the two, it belongs in the unknown catagory for now until another  Lone Eagle "A" ad shows up. ;-)

* Photo update 11-13-11

Case & crystal dimensions  41'  Unknown

Lug to Lug, 37.2mm

Length, 28.6

Between lugs, 8mm

Width without crown, 24.8

Crystal Groove, 23.8 X 17.8mm Curved both ways

Crystal, 23.7 X 17.7mm Curved both ways

1941 Bulova Lone Eagle A 17J 10AX
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Bob Bruno
Posted January 2, 2011 - 11:19pm

Plains has both barrels loaded cause he has the bullets!  I wish I had some of those old ads.  :)


Posted January 2, 2011 - 11:51pm

In reply to by Bob Bruno

Heh.... Bob.... all the ads I used are the ones we have on this site!  Look up above... under INFORMATION..... then Vintage Bulova Ads....

It's all there.... and I'm trying to help ad more.  =)

Posted January 3, 2011 - 12:21am

In reply to by plainsmen

The Auction sale season will start up again here in late Feb. and there is always a box or 2 of old Sat. evening Posts or Life ect.. that the Auctioneers almost give away... I think I had better raise my hand on the next boxes...Have Scanner will copy :)

Posted January 3, 2011 - 12:57am

In reply to by OldTicker

Yeah OT... most of what I'm finding is coming from old department store catalogs...

Sears, Spiegels, Montgomery Wards....   pretty much those main three.  Aldens is another....

Sears usually has a bunch... nor NONE.... that's just the way it seems.

Posted January 3, 2011 - 5:31am

Kick a Man while He's down, I did state 'fairly reliable source'.

I still don't see any evidence that shows the watch, as awesome as it is, as being an Ambassador.

Show Me.


Stephen Ollman
Posted January 3, 2011 - 5:44am

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…

I believe it was identified against this 1939 ad.

Bulova Ambassador A

...and yes there are differences.

Posted January 3, 2011 - 5:59am


Differences as in, 1939 Minute Man to 1939 President?

1927 cut corner Conqueror to 1927 Lone Eagle

or the most recent one experienced, 1940 Banker to 1940 Ranger.

In the ads Plainsmen shows, '34 and '36 are the same watch with 1935 having a dial variation?? I would also question the validity of the dates on the ads.

Show Me the watch in question, same Year or close proximity with an engraved case....It's fun to ID watches, let's at least get it right.

Posted January 3, 2011 - 8:52am

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…

Unless you can show different dates I'm assuming admin has dated the ad's correctly or as best as can be after all these years.   What is your basis of speculation that the ad's are mis-yeared other than it doesn't fit in with your current line of thinking? 

This isn't an exact thing with so little information right now.  We're obviously choosing the closest we have to it.  That it's pretty much the same watch without scrolling is the closest we have right now.  So I don't know why we can't say it's maybe that for now... until we get better information.

It's a bit like horse shoes.  Clostest gets the points until we get a ringer.