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Bulova 1928 Lone Eagle

9/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.780001

Manufacture Year: 

1928

Movement Symbol: 

Shield

Movement Model: 

9AT

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

311773

Case Serial No.: 

8156493

Case shape: 

CornerCut

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

N/A

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Hi All,

Just sold, With the permission of it's proud new owner dhhirsch,  I present yet another fine example of a 1928-29 Lone Eagle.

What is intriging here is that the caseback serial # indicates 1928 but the movement is double date stamped with both the cresent moon and the shield indicating 1928-29.

I believe the band is original. For sure it's period correct.

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Reverend Rob
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Posted July 9, 2013 - 12:40pm

Wow. Gotta get me of these.

LE.

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alien Ant
Posted July 9, 2013 - 12:53pm

A very beautiful watch, for sure.

Although the Lone Eagle 1 was only ever depicted on a leather band, and the bracelet now on the watch was first seen in 1934, on that years President model.

bourg01
Panel Member
Posted July 9, 2013 - 1:35pm

Actually we see the introduction of these link bracelets in ads dated as early as 1930. Check out the 1930 Sky King, maybe not exactly the same but still, the style was out there.

Either way, it does compliment the watch well.
 

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alien Ant
Posted July 9, 2013 - 1:52pm

No denying that it looks great, but I was commenting on the actual bracelet on  your watch, not the style.

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JEV1A
Posted January 14, 2017 - 2:48pm

Here is the Lone Eagle "Strap Watch" ad.. best, John V. Lone Eagle A Strap Watch

JP
Posted July 9, 2013 - 1:27pm

LE

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alien Ant
Posted July 9, 2013 - 2:12pm

Double date code with a shield would make it a 1929 and the only mk1 known from that year.

 Very unusual and rare.

bourg01
Panel Member
Posted July 9, 2013 - 3:18pm

My thought was that it was produced early 1929 and that Bulova was using up old inventory to put them together and added the second stamp in the production year.

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vintagebulova.com
Club 5000
Posted July 9, 2013 - 4:19pm

LE

 

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted July 9, 2013 - 4:56pm

Shawn any chance of a clearer photo of the movement and the double date stamp.