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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Posted September 8, 2011 - 4:24pm

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I'll bet it's rolled gold plate, looks like that on the caseback.

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Posted September 11, 2011 - 3:30pm

It is rgp, 10AM 17 jewel USA Adjusted mvmnt looks  a circle(44) or omega(40) date stamp. case marked B-10k rolled gold plate on back and standard Fifth Ave inside....any ideas?

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Posted September 8, 2011 - 6:55pm

This is getting confusing with the gold back......

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Wayne Hanley
Posted September 8, 2011 - 7:28pm

If you would like to measure your case against a similar Ambassador with RGP back, measure the length & width not including lugs and we can compare! Ambassador is 24.8mm wide x 31.9 long using calipers similar to Fifth's, but calibrated recently.


Posted September 8, 2011 - 7:42pm

Lone Eagle "A" with a gold caseback, it has the rings on the lugs and orginal bracelet.

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Posted September 8, 2011 - 8:06pm

Fifth believes the gold back is pre 40 but I can easily see it being used untill gone from storage so thats my opinion. I will measure it up and see what it compares to. Anyone have an LE A to measure?

And yes it does have a ring on each lug nearest pins...never noticed till now lol good eye Ticker !!! I have another one needing resto (not bad shape, no brassing but lugs are greened up could be so- so underneath, needs secs hand ) have not opened it up. Ill send it to ya if you would rather take that in trade for our prior dealings????? let me know, and if not can I just pop some $ into your paypal as a gift????? has 2 small dings on case that prolly wont polish out so either way, let me know and Ill get one or the other out to ya.

Posted September 8, 2011 - 8:12pm

I will PM you Chris,

Here are the case, crystal spec's, and discussion from one Lisa posted this spring.


Posted September 8, 2011 - 8:10pm

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Chris did that crystal get to you yet?  That will be the ultimate test.

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Posted September 8, 2011 - 8:15pm

Still waiting, got the tracking info but havent checked on it.

Posted September 8, 2011 - 8:13pm

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I've just purchease the ad mentioned above for the site so will look to scan and add as soon as it arrives.

Hopefully a clear picture of the ad will help us determine what this is. LE or not.