Bulova 1940 American Eagle

Submitted by plainsmen on October 10, 2021 - 6:46pm
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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
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.

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

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".

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