Bulova 1938 Lone Eagle

Submitted by brandall54 on December 13, 2018 - 9:24pm
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I believe it to me a 1938 montgomery but it has the shield symbol on the movement that resembles the date code for 1928.

My pride and joy by the way


1938 Bulova Lone Eagle watch
1938 Bulova watch
1938 Bulova watch
Kathy L.
Posted December 13, 2018 - 9:36pm

The shield date code is for 1929 and 1939.  So it is in line with the case serial # being 1939 as well.  I am not sure if it matches the Montgomery case.  Check out this one in the DB, note the recessed crown and it appears more narrow.  www.mybulova.com/watches/1938-montgomery-9765

Posted December 13, 2018 - 11:24pm

I see it now. I wish mine had the scrolling like some of the 1940 Lone Eagles have in the database. But either way....still my pride and joy.

Kathy L.
Posted December 17, 2018 - 11:50am

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

Reading through that thread I looks like the Engineer ad is 1942.  

Posted December 17, 2018 - 4:01am

I believe that crystal specs may play a part in the ID of this watch, as the models mentioned are all very similar in appearance but vary in size.

I would say that it's a 1939 Bulova Lone Eagle "A"

Kathy L.
Posted December 17, 2018 - 11:51am

1939 Bulova Lone Eagle "A"

Posted December 17, 2018 - 1:34pm

1939 Bulova Lone Eagle "A"

Posted December 17, 2018 - 1:37pm

I'll run with the pack....

1939 Lone Eagle

Posted December 18, 2018 - 3:54am

I recently saw an advert with the "F" variant that was a perfect match, but now I can't find the advert. Holding off on the variant for now.