Bulova 1940 Lone Eagle

Submitted by Ellierose on December 22, 2011 - 10:33am
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Hello i figure i add some of my watches even though they are already known models...after looking at the exact year for this watch i notice there isn't any lone eagles of this kind with a 21 10ae is this the wrong movement in this watch??...or do i have the model wrong? when i got this watch it wasn't running after and good clean and oil it keeps time up to a minute plus or minus a day after regulation...i was going to sell it but i don't know if some want to make a decent offer i will consider it...but i really like it even though its on  a womens band i have a wire lug band coming for something else but that project when south when the yoke flew somewhere in the room... here are the pics..Corrected Ambassador, i now remember that...thanks for the correction..

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Posted December 23, 2011 - 9:21am

Any dental drill would do that with ease, so I'm pretty sure a jeweler would have something similar.

Posted December 23, 2011 - 9:36am

Ya, I have a case with a drilled lug like this, just one. It was drilled at some point to prevent the springbar end from pulling through.

Posted December 24, 2011 - 6:54am

There is a similar one on the bay without the engraving that also sports a 1940 10AE 21J AAA so IMO the movement is original to the watch.

Posted December 24, 2011 - 3:25pm

Well that info changes everything everyone has been talking about...so then the movement is original...that is good to know.,instead of something that has been changed..thanks for the update..does that then change the model name???

Posted December 24, 2011 - 4:47pm

I don't see where it "changes everything"?? Seeing a "similar one" on the bay means nothing. IMO. The only thing I see is that there is another watch that also sports a 10AE 21 jewel AAA.

I still think this is a modified Lone Eagle unless someone comes up with a ad showing this as something else.

Posted December 24, 2011 - 5:15pm

maybe but the exact same movement in the same exact watch? i mean that is a pretty odd cowinkadink huh....you need to be less serious all the time i was only joking anyway...they way i look at it is that the watch is what it is...

Posted December 24, 2011 - 7:06pm

In reply to by Ellierose

Your way off base Walter, I'm one of the less serious members on this site.

Posted December 24, 2011 - 6:55pm

I saw basically the same watch without the engraving which IMO puts the movement correct for this style and era.


Posted December 24, 2011 - 7:33pm

i was joking anyway, i was thinking how what you said will get the dicussion moving in another direction..the american clipper came engraved and not engraved also and that watch has the same title maybe with a different letter after the name......i am alittle foggy on what IMO stands for..also wasn't that movie in Black and White how did you get a color pic....

Posted December 24, 2011 - 7:48pm

Technicolor touch up :-)   IMO, in my opinion,  Engraved/non-engraved,  hell at this point in time I think the Bulova family had engraved/non-engraved toilet paper :*(

I try to leave the "getting the discussion moving" to other members, but every now and then I get a "brain fart" and just have to let it pass  :-o