Bulova 1932 Lone Eagle

Submitted by Geoff Baker on December 18, 2011 - 5:29pm
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White gold version. Case back is hinged and has two serial numbers one outside, one inside. Inside case back is marked Bulova Quality. Not sure I've encountered a 10 AN without a serial number and a hand stamped only date code. Doubt the band is original but it certainly fits the era this watch was born of.

Added 12/28/2011  2/24/2013 Name Updated from "Trident" to "Lone Eagle"  Photos Updated 5/31/2023

Adding outer case serial number: 282371

Geoffrey L Baker 1933 Bulova 1 Lone Eagle 5/31/2023
Geoffrey L Baker 1933 Bulova 2 Lone Eagle 5/31/2023
Geoffrey L Baker 1933 Bulova 3 Lone Eagle 5/31/2023
Geoffrey L Baker 1933 Bulova 4 Lone Eagle 5/31/2023
Geoffrey Baker 1933 Bulova 1a Lone Eagle IV 5/31/2023
Posted April 11, 2020 - 6:12am

Adding further to this the following observations:

The two watches entered by Geoff (White and Yellow set), has a sub-second design the same as the Lone Eagle adverts.

The other two examples we have show the Bernard sub-second design.

The notion that we have no 1933 adverts or watch examples of the known LE's is correct.

So maybe just maybe what we are seeing here is as Bobbee originally theorized, and that is the initial release of a new LE model around September 1933, then the timely withdrawal by Bulova due to the kidnapping event, and then the subsequent rebadged release of the watch as the Bernard.

Posted October 13, 2022 - 6:25am

In a quick revisit to this watch I've noted that both case serial numbers (inside and outside) start with a '2', indicating 1932.

I'll go ahead and update the record.