Bulova 1964 American Eagle "F"

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
F
Manufacture Year: 
1964
Movement Model: 
unknown
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
H379532
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1964 American Eagle "F". Style-wise, there is so much going on here it's hard to describe. There are so many complimenting shapes and patterns; where do you start? Cushion case with cross hatch top and polished sides, to round crystal to shield shaped bezel ring, to a silver face with record grooves and a raised triangular pattern over the top. Gold colored asymmetrical triangular markers. This watch is the perfect representation of style circa 1963.

I haven't opened it up, but have no reason to suspect it is anything but period original. It is mounted on a matching condition period Speidel band that compliments it beautifully.

Some slight discoloration of right side of face when held "just right" in bright light. This seems to be quite common for this model for some reason. Only the slightest hint of plating wear on high points of lugs.

This was one of the watches on my "bucket list". Happy to have found one in such impeccable condition.

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted January 24, 2018 - 5:37pm

Panel Member

My mistake, I was so excited that I dated this as 1963, It's actually 1964. If one of the panel members would be so kind as to correct in details and additional info, I would appreciate it.

Geoff Baker
Posted January 25, 2018 - 9:39pm

Club 5000Panel Member

I always liked this one too.

1964 American Eagle F

mybulova_admin
Posted January 25, 2018 - 10:36pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Ouch! That's fantsitic. I love the back engraving. Smitty was a lucky bloke. I wonder what the occassion was for him to get such an amazing watch.

1964 American Eagle F, and a really nice bucket list find.

neetstuf-4-u
Posted January 25, 2018 - 11:10pm

Panel Member

Well, I'd say he was some kind of a mentor that the "class of 65" thought enough of to take up a collection and gift it to him at graduation time. Based on them referring to him as "Smitty" instead of Mr. Smith, he probably wasn't part of the school experience. Maybe he owned the local Malt Shop where they all hung out, and he didn't kick them out for not buying anything........Maybe he was a classmate who got drafted or enlisted for Vietnam before graduation and it was a "going away present".  It's fun to speculate. I love engraved watches. :o)

Andersok
Posted January 26, 2018 - 8:21am

Panel Member

1964 American Eagle F