Bulova 1940 Lone Eagle

Submitted by C.T. on December 1, 2021 - 5:43pm
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This watch belonged to my dad...He died in 1967....I want to know what year it  was made &  the model if possible.....the serial number on back is  0303070..I  assume  he quit wearing it because  the second hand came off (it's inside the crystal loose)  or  the winder came off (missing)...I did  wind it a little  and it runs  but not accurate......I don't know anything else about it...

Posted December 1, 2021 - 5:51pm

It  made me put in a  Manufacture year before it would take my  post.....This watch was not made in 1967....Part of  my posting was to find out what year it was made...I don't know.

Posted December 1, 2021 - 6:05pm

Hi CT, welcome to mybulova. Thanks for sharing your Dad's watch with us. Heirloom watches are really special. Based on s/n, which indicates a production year of 1940, and grooves on the lugs, I will say your watch is a 

1940 Lone Eagle "A"

Like this one.

I will change year above in initial write up for you.

Posted December 1, 2021 - 8:16pm

Wow  that was fast.Thanks a lot for your help.I think i'll get it  fixed.A good cleaning.Re-attach the second hand and put a winder on it.I would hope  that's all it needs.

Geoff Baker
Posted December 1, 2021 - 9:49pm

Sure looks like a Lone Eagle to me. 1940 Bulova Lone Eagle A. Cool heirloom

Posted December 1, 2021 - 10:23pm

Thanks, it's got his name inscribed on the back....I would like to get it back to working & looking like it should.....Can  you recommend anyone?

Posted December 2, 2021 - 7:42pm

In reply to by C.T.

Just  a note, this watch is  running and  keeping  good time......I've  been watching it  the last 24 hrs  and  it's  doing very well...

Geoff Baker
Posted December 2, 2021 - 9:44pm

In reply to by C.T.

Hi CT - I just sent you an email. double check your spam folder if you don't see it in you regular email - 

Kathy L.
Posted December 4, 2021 - 10:38am

Welcome to myBulova and thanks for sharing your dad's watch with us.  Heirloom watches are very special and in my opinion worth getting serviced so you can enjoy wearing it.

1940 Bulova Lone Eagle "A"

Posted December 5, 2021 - 7:33pm

1940 Bulova Lone Eagle "A" is a good match.