Bulova 1941 Lone Eagle

Submitted by OldTicker on December 26, 2010 - 5:31pm
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23.2mm x 17.2mm
Watch Description

 1941 Bulova Unknown 17J 10AX movement, Clean 10K RGP Bezel and Stainless Back, Nice Off White Dial and Gold hands, B/R 12K Gold Filled Band. Very Nice Good Running Watch!


This watch was previously ID'd as a Ambassador "A", but after acquiring a 1939 Ambassador and compairing the two, it belongs in the unknown catagory for now until another  Lone Eagle "A" ad shows up. ;-)

* Photo update 11-13-11

Case & crystal dimensions  41'  Unknown

Lug to Lug, 37.2mm

Length, 28.6

Between lugs, 8mm

Width without crown, 24.8

Crystal Groove, 23.8 X 17.8mm Curved both ways

Crystal, 23.7 X 17.7mm Curved both ways

1941 Bulova Lone Eagle A 17J 10AX
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Posted January 3, 2011 - 10:50am


The point within the ads: 1933, 1934 and 1936 Ambassador are identical. IMO the 1935 watch is a blatent oddball. None of which are a 1941 model and none of which are of similar design to the 1941 model.

I honestly could care less, I'm merely voicing an opinion and would rather see vintage Bulova watches identified by facts not what 'We' think it is.



Posted February 16, 2011 - 1:58am

Oh oh.... I think we may have definately found it Ticker...

I think you've go the 1941 "Lone Eagle A" here...  only one we have in the database!  Check it out!


Posted February 16, 2011 - 6:11am

I'm seriously hoping that is meant to read. Ambassador 'A' or American Eagle 'A'.

I'd hate to think that Bulova continued the LE series into the 40s let alone had multiple variations....AHHH!!

Posted February 16, 2011 - 6:22am

I don't know man... if they hadn't produced an LE version since 1934-35.... why would that even be on the printers minds?  And the American Eagle is way different.... also update the American Eagle watch I ID'd under 1940 Unknown. heh...

Posted February 16, 2011 - 8:53am

I hate to say I told You so, but I told You so.

I'm with admin, this is most likely a typo showing a non-engraved model as a LE which still makes Tickers Watch not an Ambassador 'A'.

Posted February 16, 2011 - 9:30am

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…

Just like you told us so that there was only one engraved Ambassador ever advertised?  Uhmm yeah.

Posted February 16, 2011 - 11:06pm

Take away the band aspect of which both bands are different but attach to the case lugs the same. Taking then away we are left with the exact same case and dial. If this were a Lone Eagle "A" there would certainly be a Lone Eagle "B".

The Lone Eagle series was popular during its time and if Bulova had re-released them again in the 1940s we'd expect to see many more ads. I honestly believe that someone somewhere got the Ambssador 'A' - American Eagle 'A' - Lone Eagle 'A' (note the pattern) all mixed up.

Yes the American Eagle is different, but I feel that it played a part in getting the name so drastically wrong. Plains you know I'm a big believer in vintage ads, but this one I have to say is a printing error. Still, evidence to the contrary is always welcome here on myBulova.com :-)

Again different bracelets means different lugs attachments.

Posted February 16, 2011 - 11:46pm

In reply to by mybulova_admin

Well, all I can say is it is 100% Bulova and as described, we can leave it as a Ambassador "A" or move it to the Unknown, but I am glad we are trying to find out what it is, and in time it will be known.

As I posted  earlier, everyone make some phone calls to your local Bulova Jewler/Watchmaker that has been in the business for a few years, there is info sitting in someone's storeroom/file cabinet, and they seem willing to talk to you about it. Ask for the owner, most of the salespeople that answered the phone were clueless and when I asked to talk to the owner I got somewhere. I also reference this site and while I was talking to a couple of them, they the pull it up and seemed very inpressed, so maybe we will have a couple of new members with more info!! 



Posted March 4, 2011 - 3:28am


Jerin has been BUSY achiving visuals, I see!

The bracelet lOOks to be original? (Yet would then vary from "A, B, C, etc.) The sub seconds may have originally (before the redial?) been rectangular, vs. Tonneau shaped?? But more likely this is an (engraved) variant, of the Ambassador???

Crystal specs:



Ambassador (40s)
MT2413 178
MB241/2 178


Best :-)  Scott


Posted April 17, 2011 - 10:00am


The newly aquired piece could be the 'MONTGOMERY' (which still doesn't make this Watch an AMBASSADOR 'A')