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Bulova 1938 Lone Eagle

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1938

Movement Symbol: 

Shield

Movement Model: 

10AM

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

9435333

Case shape: 

Square

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

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

 

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1938 Bulova Lone Eagle watch
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1938 Bulova watch
Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted December 13, 2018 - 10:36pm

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

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted December 13, 2018 - 11:16pm

The closest model I can find to this is a 1940 Lone Eagle 

www.mybulova.com/watches/1940-lone-eagle-2661

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brandall54
Posted December 14, 2018 - 12:24am

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.

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted December 16, 2018 - 11:43am

Nice watch, here is another possibility "Engineer".

An Engineer ad is referenced in posting below. I am for some reason unable to insert images in comments.

https://www.mybulova.com/watches/1940-lone-eagle-1422

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted December 17, 2018 - 12:50pm

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

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted December 17, 2018 - 5:01am

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.
Panel Member
Posted December 17, 2018 - 12:51pm

1939 Bulova Lone Eagle "A"

jabs
Panel Member
Posted December 17, 2018 - 2:34pm

1939 Bulova Lone Eagle "A"

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted December 17, 2018 - 2:37pm

I'll run with the pack....

1939 Lone Eagle

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted December 18, 2018 - 4:54am

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.