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Bulova 1928 Lone Eagle

8/10 votes
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I recently purchased this watch from 'Timemachines' - (Mike C) and have updated the record

The iconic first generation cut corner Bulova Lone Eagle in what is most certainly the only clam shell case it has ever slept in . This watch is in remarkable condition for it's age. There is not even one watch makers service code inside the pristine case. Little green gunk here and there, a couple nicks and scratches but  there is no wear on this watch - literally one of the 'rarely worn' watches we all dream of. The clam shell case is as clean and crisp as any I've seen anywhere and still closes with a distinctive snap. Mike told me he bought this watch from the nephew of the original owner who claimed to have been give the watch by the Colonel HIMSELF. An unsubstantiated provenance for certain but whoever the original owner was, he obviously cherished it mightily and treated it like the treasure it is today. Mike also supplied me with what appears to be the original strap, buckle, pins and crystal.

Ownership Updated 5/12/2013

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Geoffrey Baker 1930 Bulova Lone eagle Watch 5/12/2013
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William Smith
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Posted February 13, 2013 - 1:18pm

Nice LE.  Nice box too.  Does the box say "Arrow Mnfg Co" on it somewhere?  
Three ticks confirmed from me.

Geoff Baker
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Posted May 12, 2013 - 5:13pm

5/12/2013 - NEWSFLASH - This Lone Eagle has a new nest. Purchased from Mike C (Timemachines ).

Thanks Mike!!

Geoff Baker
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Posted May 12, 2013 - 5:20pm

Will - to answer your question, no - there are no maker marks or name anywhere. Following are some photos of this amazing display calm shell - it is FABULOUS!!

I mentioned the original equipment that came with the watch.....

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Posted May 12, 2013 - 10:20pm

Little bit jealous of this unknown watch we've never seen..... ever.

Posted May 12, 2013 - 10:38pm

Did you have some land up here in the Bakken Geoff?

NICE ONE!...Your giving the Bulova Diva a run for her money!

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Bob Bruno
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Posted May 13, 2013 - 9:04am

G.B. You should leave that box in your will to me! My LE would look great in that thing! :) Really nice package Geoff, congrats!