Bulova 1945 American Eagle

Submitted by plainsmen on October 2, 2021 - 3:36am
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Great little wat cc h here.  Sporting.  NOS period bracelet.

1945 Bulova Unk 10-01-2021 F
1945 Bulova Unk 10-01-2021 L
1945 Bulova Unk 10-01-2021 R
1945 Bulova Unk 10-01-2021 m
1945 Bulova Unk 10-01-2021 B
Kathy L.
Posted October 3, 2021 - 9:14pm

I would agree with AE

1945 Bulova American Eagle

Geoff Baker
Posted October 3, 2021 - 9:15pm

1945 Bulova American Eagle works for me

Posted October 5, 2021 - 9:32am

1945 Bulova American Eagle

Nice band but I think it's likely early 60's if it's a "twist-o-flex" style. If it's a scissor style, it's period. If anyone is interested:

"In the 1950s, Speidel invested heavily in the development of automatic equipment to produce a bracelet similar to the German Fixo-Flex watchband. A German manufacturer had sent the first version of the Fixo-Flex to Paul Levinger who had worked out a license contract with the inventor, Karl E. Stiegle. In 1956, the first automatically produced bracelet under this patent was introduced as a test under the Kingsway brand. Speidel introduced the Twist-O-Flex in 1959, after licensing the technology from its German inventor, Karl E. Stiegele. 

The "Twist-O-Flex" consists of various styles of metal bracelet watchbands; the special link design creates a single-component, stretchable bracelet (also called an "expansion bracelet" and once known as a "scissor-link" bracelet).

In 1956 the first automatically produced bracelet under patent was introduced. By 1959 the company officially introduced the new watchband as the “Twist-O-Flex”. This watch band was and is considered light years ahead of any other watchband products, was a sales phenomenon and was the fashion statement of its time.

  Twist-O-Flex introduced in 1961 and the Youth Twist-O-Flex in 1963. The Twist-O-Flex was popularly called the "tank track" due to its resemblance to the tread of a tank when laid flat. "