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 April 17, 2011 - 2:21pm

The band in your picture looks like it was cut/split to go up the curve of the lug rather than stopping where the pins end.  IMO it looks very strange and not at all what was intended by the watch design.

Posted April 17, 2011 - 2:23pm

How would you be able to remove the spring bar? Remember the space between the lugs is only 8mm and between the rings is 10mm

The Ambassador has a 10mm between lugs probably because of the bigger case.

These narrow lug watches are never pictured with anything but these style bands.

Posted April 17, 2011 - 2:26pm

In reply to by OldTicker

It was very easy to remove the spring bar and install a leather band.  No different from any other watch.

Posted April 17, 2011 - 2:44pm

I'm still finding it incredulous that we ID watches all the time with a positive year ad... and yet we have one for this watch... but it's not what people want to hear.... somehow tarnishes the great name of the "Lone Eagle" so it's dismissed as a "typo" or artists confusion or whatever.


Either accept this.... or delete all other ID's we have with one or less ad's for that year.  Sorry if it's not convienient for the crowd.  Haha... and yes I'm feeling ornary.

Posted April 17, 2011 - 2:50pm

In reply to by plainsmen

Heh Heh!,

Your helping make my case Jerin,

BTW, if you still have that 1940 17J Ambassador, compare it to the measurments I posted on this one, bet they are the same.

Looks like you have a Lone Eagle "A" or "B" also!!!

Posted April 17, 2011 - 2:55pm

In reply to by OldTicker

Timemachines has it... he's cleaning the dogsnot out of it as we speak!  heh...

Posted April 17, 2011 - 2:49pm

In reply to by plainsmen

I don't have a problem with it, but I do have a question, i.e., is the case in that ad engraved or not?  It doesn't look engraved to me, but it's not the clearest of pictures.

Posted April 17, 2011 - 3:09pm

In reply to by NOVA

Hard to tell if that is engraving or the minute tracks.

I can't make out all of the write-up on it, but I can make out 17 jewels.

Posted April 17, 2011 - 3:27pm


none of the 'narrow lug' Watches with bracelets have the groove cut into them either.


bracelet on the Watch You show is not original as a Leather strap would be.


Posted April 17, 2011 - 3:32pm

How ironic that I have the exact same "unoriginal" bracelet on mine...