Bulova 1940 American Eagle

Submitted by plainsmen on October 10, 2021 - 6:46pm
Manufacture Year
1940
Movement Model
7AP
Movement Date Code
Omega
Movement Jewels
21
Case Serial No.
5689532
Case shape
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Nice man's American Eagle (don't know why I said President) here.  My second favorite dial of this series behind the explosion dial.  Case serial is odd on this one, starting with a 5.

1940 Bulova President 10-10-21 F
1940 Bulova President 10-10-21 L
1940 Bulova President 10-10-21 R
1940 Bulova President 10-10-21 M
1940 Bulova President 10-10-21 B
1940 Bulova President 10-10-21 Band
neetstuf-4-u
Posted October 10, 2021 - 7:42pm

I think this one is an American Eagle. unknown variant.  Case S/N is a mystery. I think the latest we have seen to date is 1942. I'm inclined to date it by the movement.

mybulova_admin
Posted October 10, 2021 - 11:01pm

Agree with 1940 Bulova American Eagle. Also not been able to find a matching variant.

Kathy L.
Posted October 11, 2021 - 9:34am

One of my favorite dials as well.  Wonderful with that bracelet.

American Eagle

mybulova_admin
Posted October 12, 2021 - 3:11am

So, I now have a 'theory'.

The few adverts we have showing various Amercian Eagle models have different hands from the subject watch.

Howerever both the dial and hands look to be a perfect match for a 1940 Bulova President "B"

Thus my theory leans towards the case being an Amercian Eagle, with the dial and hands being from a President "B".

plainsmen
Posted October 13, 2021 - 12:05am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

No way this is a dial replacement.  This is a legit model.  I've had 3 or 4 of them myself over the years.  I've seen a few others.  This is a legit model.  We have 4 others in the database.  

Also I'm pretty sure the dials are different sized.

Geoff Baker
Posted October 12, 2021 - 9:46pm

In that case I think we should ID as American Eagle and note a possible dial replacement. - 1940 Bulova American Eagle