Bulova 1940 American Eagle

Submitted by OldTicker on September 13, 2011 - 8:08pm
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24.5mm X 15.2mm
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1940 Bulova American Eagle, 21J 7AP movement with a Omega date code, Copper/Gold color dial with printed Roman numerals & Blued hands, 14K Rose Gold filled bezel and caseback, Kestenmade 14K Gold filled adjustable bracelet.

Very nice running original watch in near mint condition.

This may be the "B" version of the American Eagle because of the Rose Gold case and colored dial, the "A" & "C" are shown in the ad below

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Posted September 13, 2011 - 9:24pm

Very, Very, Nice!

Geoff Baker
Posted September 13, 2011 - 10:26pm

 Watch is gorgeous, bracelet is over the top , I'd give this combo THREE very nices!

Not so sure about the "B" though, have to think about that.

Posted September 14, 2011 - 1:10am

 My goodness - where did you find this?? Original box? That's practically too-nice-to-wear. . .


Posted September 14, 2011 - 5:18am

Nice find Greg.

I'm with Geoff and the guess at the variant -  D, E, F or G perhaps? as We don't really know how many there were.

Posted September 14, 2011 - 9:30am

I put the "B" variant out there as a thought, it seems Bulova only made these in the very late 30's and very early 40's by the ads and watches in the database and we know that the "A" is Yellow Gold with a White dial, and the "C" has ribbing on the bezel with a colored dial.

Then they re-appeared in the early 60's with an asymmetrical theme like the watch posted by timeless which is an "F" model.

Regular logic should apply here, but what am I thinking...this is Bulova!

Posted September 14, 2011 - 10:05am


C is also Yellow Gold which would leave one to believe B would quite possibly be Yellow Gold. Variants D, E, F, G, H, I etc etc  follow. It's imposssible to say which variant Your Watch is.

Posted September 14, 2011 - 10:25pm

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…

Yes you are probably right Mark, it could be like the Rite Angle and was offered in "Seven handsome models"

At least I have the American Eagle part right! ; )

Posted September 15, 2011 - 6:41am

Absolutely Greg, a fabulous Watch and the display box takes it over the top.


Posted March 25, 2013 - 11:42am

I have one of these for sale on e-bay in just as pristine condition!

Link to live auction deleted by William Smith

William Smith
Posted March 25, 2013 - 4:44pm

In reply to by JEV1A

Hi JEV1A  It's against the rules to post links to live auctions.  I have deleted your link, but left your comments above the link.  Folks can still see you have one up for auction; they just have to find it without the link :)   Thanks