Bulova 1928 Lone Eagle

Submitted by Wayne Hanley on August 12, 2010 - 5:15pm
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Series I - 17j movement  -  circle symbol = 1925

Dial, hands & crown are not in accordance with ad. However, possible variant nicely painted, we only see the lum dial in the ads.

Case is Mint.


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Stephen Ollman
Posted January 2, 2011 - 12:35am

Wayne, looks llike to need an original 1928 Corner Cut Lone Eagle Dial.

Like this one sitting on my desk waiting for a good home.

1928 Bulova Lone Eagle Dial Front
1928 Bulova Lone Eagle Dial Back

Wayne Hanley
Posted January 2, 2011 - 10:43am


Oh Boy Howdy do I ever!!! 


Posted May 8, 2011 - 2:55pm

Hi Gents,

Wayne, it is quite possible that your dial was refinished that way and the hands changed to match by request of an owner. This type of service was quite common back then.

Stephen, I sorry to say that your dial has been refinished at some point in time. The hand scribed numbers represent the ID of the refinisher. Similar to a watchmaker's scribe for service in a watch case.


Posted May 8, 2011 - 8:40pm

Interesting as it looks like all other LE dials that I have seen. I normally clean these up with a soap and water wash and polish. Do you think it was just a number repaint?

William Smith
Posted March 10, 2012 - 1:39pm

Hi Wayne  Did you get dial from admin or keep the interesting design dial as found?  This nice LE only has one star.   Is that from 1925 mvnt in 1928 case / dial configuration?

Posted March 10, 2012 - 2:36pm

From memory, the movement was indeed from 1928. Tha dial I had offered Wayne however was not a match as it came off a 10AN movement, Wayne's movement is a 9AT.

William Smith
Posted March 10, 2012 - 3:22pm

In reply to by mybulova_admin

that explains one star.  Guess if record is updated the the ID will represent the record. I saw circle in original entry of record and didn't see this 1928 mvnt info.