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Bulova 1940 Lone Eagle

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23.9x17.9 GS MT 346-23

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Not yet in hand, believe it to be a 1940 Lone Eagle A with original 12 rg bracelet. Will update when it arrives and the a restore !!!!

Thanks to Jerin for tossin this rather inexpensive purchase my way  !!!!!!!

Photos coustesy seller weirdwrod1 

Update : could be A DEWEY as it has a gold back....Lone Eagle states stainless back

Update Lone Eagle A as per discusion and crystal specs

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Lone Eagle A
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FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted August 31, 2011 - 4:26pm

Nice find, Gold Caseback dates it to pre 1940 if it's a 15/17 Jeweler.


shooter144's picture
Posted August 31, 2011 - 8:43pm

its a 17 jewel no date code anywhere on the movement or case, no serial number on the 10  something or another adjusted mvmnt ...just took a quick look at it without a loupe ...wants to run if you move it around so a good restorable find !!!

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Posted August 31, 2011 - 10:43pm

I really want to see some box photos of this one after you just put a nice polish on it Chris.  I think it's going to clean up pretty shiny!  Congrats on a cheap snag!

shooter144's picture
Posted September 1, 2011 - 11:42am

It has a little brassing on the first link or two on the band but seems pretty good besides that. I will get some pics up as soon as I can.

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted September 4, 2011 - 5:13am

1938 ad, bottom row center -  'DEWEY' ?

The 1940 LE is advertised as having a Stainless Steel back.'s picture
Posted September 5, 2011 - 4:18pm

THANKS! for this rather useful ad, Mark! :-)

The bottom center model is indeed the 1938 solid 14 karat yellow gold, "Dewey." (There were apparently two Dewey models made, as I also have a glass match from 1941 (?) that shows another Dewey, with a different case! Perhaps Stephen can ADD that model, to the Alpha index???)

WISH I had the Perfit or G-S crystal catalogs, from 1938!? (I'm missing Perfit No. 1- 5 & 7...)



Best :-)  Scott



1938 BULOVA "DEWEY" (SOLID 14 Karat Yellow Gold)

MSRP $100.00    Sporting 17 Jewels???

shooter144's picture
Posted September 4, 2011 - 7:28am

I tend to think maybe so, its really hard to tell the shape in this ad tho.  And it looks like the lugs in the add are way farther out from the case to the pins, could be artistic error....we will have to keep digging but its one or the other... Will change to unk

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Posted September 5, 2011 - 8:39am

I'd say it's a 1939 Ambassador A. ads in the database

Bulova 1939 Vintage Advert

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted September 5, 2011 - 11:32am

'AMBASSADOR's are 21 Jewels.

shooter144's picture
Posted September 5, 2011 - 5:11pm

Have not had time to open it up yet so lets not speculate on what it is too much until we have a jewel count and such, I dont even know off hand if its soild or rgp.