Bulova 1927 Lone Eagle

Submitted by mybulova_admin on October 10, 2011 - 12:06am
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American Standard Bulova
Crystal Details
21.0 x 21.0
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Note the arrow stamp on the movement next to the serial number. The original 5000 release always have the dual triangle and arrow (not sure what the arrow means)

I'm still trying to find the original photos of this watch as bought off eBay earlier this year. I wanted to show the before/after photos. Hopefully I can find then again.

I love bringing these particular watches back to life. New crystal, crown and stem is all it needed along with the hands being re-painted with lum.

This one is a keeper.

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Posted October 10, 2011 - 12:13am

Despite the regulator being almost full 'advanced' this baby keeps time to well under a minute per day.

Mind you that is after I have fully stripped, cleaned, oiled and adjusted.....the watch that is....not me.

Posted November 17, 2011 - 5:02am

I finally found the original photos of the watch when I bought it.

1927 Bulova Lone Eagle - Original 50001927 Bulova Lone Eagle - Original 5000

Amazing what a bit of spit and polish can do.

Geoff Baker
Posted November 17, 2011 - 5:05am

Beautiful watch Stephen - great job! Glad you're back in the 5000 Club!


Posted November 17, 2011 - 5:21pm

So am I...so am I.....

Bulova Lone Eagle 5000 Club

Wayne Hanley
Posted November 28, 2011 - 2:09am

You joined your own club!

Congrates Stephen!


Posted November 29, 2011 - 6:53am

In reply to by Wayne Hanley

I started my own club, kicked myself out of it and then let myself back in....the power of being the 'Admin' :-)

Wayne Hanley
Posted November 29, 2011 - 1:07pm



Kathy L.
Posted March 24, 2019 - 10:44am

What a wonderful early example.  Just gorgeous!

Posted March 24, 2019 - 1:07pm

How did you go about cleaning up the dial? Did you have it redialed or is that the original that was cleaned some how? Its a beautiful watch. 

Posted March 26, 2019 - 10:45am

Awesome job Stephen