Bulova 1945 American Eagle

Submitted by plainsmen on October 2, 2021 - 3:36am
Manufacture Year
1945
Movement Model
7AK
Movement Date Code
Triangle
Movement Jewels
21
Case Serial No.
5605931
Case shape
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

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

neetstuf-4-u
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. "