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Bulova 1928 Lone Eagle

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.01

Manufacture Year: 

1928

Movement Symbol: 

Square

Movement Model: 

9AT

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

320769

Case Serial No.: 

8419201

Case shape: 

CornerCut

Case Manufacturer: 

American Standard Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

1927 patent date as per (bad) photos

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1928 Bulova watch
1928 Bulova watch
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William Smith
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Posted December 31, 2011 - 10:10pm

I'm looking for this watch to photo and update record.  If for no other reason that case SN adn pat date.

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William Smith
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Posted May 30, 2012 - 4:23pm

...I better check out my own old records.....this one needs to be deleted or updated.  It's well....incomplete.

mybulova_admin
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Posted April 7, 2013 - 4:15am

Will any update on this watch?

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William Smith
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Posted June 16, 2014 - 5:53am

I gotta get it out and take some more/better pictures and update record.

Alex
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Posted August 1, 2015 - 2:19am

Hi Will, you got one yourself with an 84 number! can you check if case signature says New York or American Standard?

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William Smith
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Posted August 6, 2015 - 5:46pm

Yea, and I'll update photos while I have it out.

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William Smith
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Posted August 12, 2015 - 8:09am

American Standard, pat 1927

Alex
Panel Member
Posted August 12, 2015 - 10:14am

The system works........

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William Smith
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Posted August 12, 2015 - 8:24pm

So the case signatures of 1928 for some Bulova are usually "New York", yet in some cases starting with 84 digits, we see the earlier "Am Std" signature, suggesting these cases share charactoristics of 1927.

Or should I just say this case may be from 1927 even though it has a SN starting with 8?

I see this one's listed as 1927 Manufacturer date now....and I certainly didn't update it in the last 2.5 years or so.   

Should it be dated 1928 based on case serial number- to be consistent?  

Alex
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Posted August 12, 2015 - 10:17pm

If we statistically look at all the case serials, we see that cases starting with 80 to 83 have a case signature with "New York" indicated and 1928 movements. In 1926 and 1927, the case signature was indicating "American Standard" that got replaced by "New York" in 1928. However, cases with number 84 to 86 all have American Standard, and NOT New York and come in 99% of the cases with a 1927 movement. For both men and woman watches. The only explanation I can come up with is that these cases from 84 to 86, despite the first digit being an 8, must be from 1927.