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Bulova 1960 American Eagle

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1960

Movement Model: 

11AF

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

E861971

Case shape: 

Other

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

25.1mm x 24.4mm CMF 675

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

1960 American Eagle

Silver dial, some pitting. Variant with hooded lugs. 10K Yellow RGP bezel and stainless back. Case back stamped M0. No stamp or service marks inside case back. 11AF movement with KIF Flector shock springs.

 

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1960 Bulova American Eagle
Case back
Bare dial with pitting
Inside of case, no stamps or service marks
11AF movement
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Benjamin Barrera
Posted June 10, 2019 - 6:56pm

I love these jet-age Bulova watches!  This is the American Eagle variant with hooded lugs on the bottom edge of the case.  It was not running when I got it, the dial is pitted, and the crystal needs to be replaced, all of which meant I got a good deal.  I serviced it and got it running again, lots of dirt and green crud clogging up the movement.  People say that you shouldn't run an old watch like this before it's been serviced and they are right!

jabs
Panel Member
Posted June 11, 2019 - 6:02am

1960 Bulova American Eagle, nice watch

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Benjamin Barrera
Posted June 12, 2019 - 3:46am

jabs wrote:

1960 Bulova American Eagle, nice watch

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Thanks!  There are plenty of these in the database so I'm glad you appreciate having another one around.  Interesting how the hooded lug version seems to be more prevalent.  And that ad, wow!  The expansion band looks amazing and it even has curved ends.  Mine came with a brown leather band that I actually like but I definitely would like to try the metal band.  I'm waiting for the new crystal to arrive and then I can continue with this project.

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted June 11, 2019 - 7:06am

Agree with American Eagle

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted June 11, 2019 - 8:13am

1960 Bulova American Eagle

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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted June 11, 2019 - 9:47am

Love the unique case shape on this one.

1960 Bulova America Eagle

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Benjamin Barrera
Posted June 14, 2019 - 3:56am

Here's the movement after being serviced.  I bought it in non-running condition and the movement was clogged with debris that had entered the case through the winding stem hole.  The original picture I posted was the movement as I had received it.  What a difference!

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted June 14, 2019 - 6:42am

No doubt,

1960 Bulova America Eagle

and a nice one.

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Benjamin Barrera
Posted June 21, 2019 - 2:00pm

Finall!  I installed the new crystal and cleaned up the dial very lightly.  I used a nail buffer to shape the sides of the crystal until it fit the case, then used Polywatch to polish out the scratches I had made to the sides.  It looks great now that it's back together, much better than the photo, but now I'm afraid to wear it!  The  next step is to find a suitable expansion band but I have a few other projects to keep me busy for now.  Thanks to the panel for sharing your information and expertise with me.