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I've always loved Bulova, an American company with a lot of history and reputation . It was founded by Czech immigrant Joseph Bulova and based in New York City, where the famous Bulova Observatory was located, high above a skyscraper on Fifth Avenue. The firm is known for its aggressive advertising campaigns and for being the first to advertise on radio – with an announcer stating
"B – U – L – O – V – A ... 8:00p.m., Bulova Watch Time."
I am pleased to offer for sale a original vintage timepiece from Bulova a long and curved men's 10kt Yellow Gold filled "American Eagle " model that dates to 1942 and is in excellent condition. This is a men's model although today it would fit a Lady better. There were a number of Bulova American Eagle models over the years, beginning in the late 1930's and continuing on to the late 1940s. While they were in a variety of designs they all had one thing in common – being "Flagship" models and typically featuring the company's finest wristwatch movement (in this case a 21 jewel, USA made example). The "American Eagle" Models also represented for Bulova's line of others such as The President, The Senator and the Ambassador Models. This is a Long Case which is curved to your Wrist.
Triple-signed (dial, case twice & movement ), it measures 41mm lug tip to lug tip and 21mm in width (22mm with original, unmarked crown. It is powered by its original USA made 21 Jewel, Bulova movement that has been fully serviced, clean, oiled and timed to ensuring it winds and sets smoothly while keeping accurate time.
The two tone black and gray dial is original and is in excellent shape. Exploding Art Deco numbers, gold hands and a subsidiary seconds dial. Signed Bulova below the 12 marker.
The solid glass crystal is in excellent condition. The two-piece case is 10 Karat Yellow Gold Filled and in very good condition, stepped on the sides and only shows a modest amount of wear. The original (correctly unsigned) yellow gold finished winding crown is in excellent shape, winding and setting smoothly.
The back watch case lid is gently curved and finely brush (satin) finished. It is in excellent – mint condition and is stamped "Bulova - 10k Gold Filled" at the edge with case number 9859237
The moment is the, original USA Made Twenty One jewel manual wind movement, signed Bulova Watch Co., USA – 21 Jewels, Adjusted –[Caliber] 7AP. . The inside case lid is stamped BULOVA – FIFTH AVE – NEW YORK.
This fully serviced (disassembled, cleaned, oiled and winds and sets smoothly while keeping accurate time. Comes fitted with a clean and sterile vintage 10k Gold filled Kreisler expandable bracelet. All in all a vintage "American Eagle " model in pristine, ready to wear in show off condition – an Art Deco elongated Tank that I like quite a bit.
The Finer Details
Bulova American Eagle
Manufacture Year: 1942
Movement Model: 7AP
Movement Jewels: 21
Case Serial No.: 9859237
Case shape: Rectangle
A 3 month layaway option is available. No restocking fee or cancellation fee's if thing don't work out. A complete refund of payments upon cancellation.
Vintage watches tend to be smaller. Please be sure that you are familiar with the sizes of vintage timepieces and check the measurements given.
Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: 10 karat Gold Fill, Size: measures 41mm lug tip to lug tip and 21mm in width (22mm with original, unmarked crown
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1942 Bulova American Eagle "A" Vintage Wrist Watch
$457 USD SOLD
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