Just pickup my first Lone Eagle today

Submitted by Sparhawk on April 21, 2021 - 4:21am

Just arrived today purchased here in Brisbane Australia.

From what I found here it looks like the first Lone Eagle movement 17j 10AN S/N 225751

comes with a broken hinge case JAN 11, 1927  8338288 (1928)

Question what case do I need to make this watch the holy grail LOL

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mybulova_admin
Posted April 21, 2021 - 4:39am

Hi Sparhawk, I'm glad  the watch went to a fellow Aussie.  I know the seller and have seen the watch in person.

What I will do is update the watch record and place in your account name, then if you want you can update new photos (via admin@mybulova.com) and discuss the various points of restoring the watch, which I can probably help you with as I live in Canberra and have parts (except the case).

Sparhawk
Posted April 21, 2021 - 5:18am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

Thank you so much, great to know I have someone here to help to restore, going to be awhile as I still have to finish my house I am building lol

JimDon5822
Posted April 22, 2021 - 10:14pm

Nice pick up.  I am not aware of anyone repairing a hinge on a watch.   I tried once but was unsuccessful.   Really doesn't need it though.