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Bulova 1936 Lone Eagle

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Flexo Lone Eagle Mineral

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Just completed restoration of what is believed to be a Bulova "Lone Eagle" Model Stepped Case 10K Gold Filled, Case# 615145 Movement is a 10AN Marked with a "Circle" 17 Jewel. Unrestored Dial with possibly original Hands. Crystal replaced with Bulova (Flexo) Lone Eagle Model mineral. Hinged Case. A little wear through and small dent in Case Back otherwise clean. Possibly original crown as well. Movement is running strong and accurately. Strap is a NOS English Leather Italian Made.

Restoration by JEV1A - Time & Again 

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Posted April 26, 2017 - 5:53pm

Case serial number puts this at 1936, We have ads from 1934 and 35 so its possible that they were still making this LE model in 36. It certainly looks like a Lone Eagle, I'm just wondering if it was rebadged in 36 as another model, as Bulova often did.

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Posted April 27, 2017 - 2:37pm

Help me understand pre-dating a Watch prior to My Bulova verification. Because I'm going by Date of Movements. So therefore my Lone Eagle is a 1936 Case and a 1934 Movement? I think everything is original here for the exception of the hands which should most likely be Radium although I see other Lone Eagle's with Gold Hands. The original Dial Numerals are faded Black Enameled. So the hands should be black as well? So it needs to change to 1936? How do I edit listing once Verification happens? JEV1A

Geoff Baker
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Posted April 28, 2017 - 4:42am

John - Several years ago we made a connection to serial numbers having date significance. Until Bulova began using the current date code system on cases (1948-49) we generally agree that the leading digit of case s/n indicates production year. I say generally because there are a couple exception we've found, mostly prior to 1930.  We will change your date, once you save the record you cannot edit it in any way (and that's a REEEALLY long story). Regarding hands, I think they're supposed to be gold moderne style, it's hard to tell from adverts as they're shown dark.

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Posted April 28, 2017 - 9:41am

Thanks so much.. with all my Restorations I want to stay as true to the original design as I possibly can. If you or anyone else come across the Bracelet that goes with this model send me a link please. 


John V. 


Geoff Baker
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Posted April 27, 2017 - 4:38am

We do have a 1936 advert of the Lone Eagle here.

1936 Lone Eagle

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Posted April 27, 2017 - 7:57am


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Posted April 28, 2017 - 12:11am

LE no radium.

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Posted April 28, 2017 - 9:42am

Thanks, I'll keep the hands as they are. John V. 

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Posted May 16, 2017 - 9:01am

See Ad.. positive on the Radium Gilt Hands? 

JEV1A / Time & Again Lone Eagle Ad