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Bulova 1934 Lone Eagle

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Had to replace cap jewel for 3 wheel. Very tiny jewel, was able to reuse original retainer.

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shooter144's picture
Posted March 20, 2011 - 5:56pm

Thats a cooll one, white gold or stainless???

Geoff Baker
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Posted March 20, 2011 - 8:41pm

WOW - I just picked up this exact same watch in yellow gold this very week -also a 10 AN and 1933 date. In all my years I've never seen ONE and now we have two!! Can't wait to ID this one.....

For those wondering - the inside case back  = Bulova Quality


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Posted March 21, 2011 - 5:35am

I present the 1933 Bulova Trident (non engraved variant)

Bulova Trident


the Bulova Alden (gold version) - looks to be the same model but from 1935

Bulova Alden

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Posted March 21, 2011 - 7:59am

Thanks for the ID. it is a sharp looking watch. Needs some case work, it has a dent and the hindge is broken. The movement is sound, keeps good time. I picked it up at a Mart last year, one of 4 or 5  I pulled from a $20 each pile.'s picture
Posted March 21, 2011 - 3:11pm

The BULOVA: "ALDEN," "CONTEST WATCH" and the "TRIDENT"  =  the same glass...

(I'll be adding these soon, to eBay...)


:-)  Scott

Posted June 27, 2012 - 10:49pm

I have a bunch of the "Contest Watch" crystals should any one need one.

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William Smith
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Posted June 27, 2012 - 11:16pm

So a couple questions.  On subject watch, what is the inside case back signature?  I see Geoff's yellow example has "Bulova Quality" on inside, but no indication of subject case signature.  So I believe the way listed, this is a possible Trident w/ engraved bezel.  No ad for this, but no conflicting ad indicating it could be something else that I can find either.  So I'm somewhere between two ticks for tentative and one tick for unconfirmed.  I remember that one tick doesn't mean it's absolutely not a Trident, it just means we are guessing at trident based on all this.  One tick isn't a bad thing, but can be an informative thing.

Edit:  Case serial numer suggests 1934 date,

Posted August 15, 2012 - 7:24pm

Seconds track on both ads is rectangular and subject watch is more cushioned look that follows the shape of the watch and the hands are not gilt in the Trident ad but are on subject watch.

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 7:35pm

Note the Numerals John, unique and a match.

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 8:09pm

Looking closely at the subject watch and the ad's I see all as tonneau shaped.

Tentative Trident