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I recently won this Lone Eagle on eBay. After I received it I exchanged emails with Stephen about whether it’s one of the 5000 based on the case number (6637743), and the movement, which is a 10AN and has a serial number of 227325. Oddly, I can't find a date code on the movement, other than an arrow. I'm aware of the arrow that is sometimes on 1926 movements. I had commented on it recently on the 1928 President I had posted that has a 1926 9A movement with a triangle and an arrow.
So, perhaps this is another Bulova anomaly; a 1926 movement with only an arrow and no other date code?
Anyway, I just got the watch back from my watch guy. It needed a new mainspring and it’s now up and running (and on my wrist as I post this…). Stephen had asked me to look again to see if there was a triangle date code, and I’ve looked and looked, but all I see is the arrow. In fact, when I took it to my watch guy, he also tried to find a date code. He was also puzzled by the arrow, pulling out his chart with the Bulova date codes and pointing to 1937!!. At that time we both looked and couldn't see one other than the arrow.
I’m anxious to hear what the panel thinks. Hope it’s a 5000 LE…