Bulova 1927 Conqueror

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.67
Manufacture Year: 
1927
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
227404
Case Serial No.: 
7669320
Case shape: 
CornerCut
Case Manufacturer: 
American Standard Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Hello...I am sorry for the aweful pics(I will have to ask my son to take better ones for me)...I was curious about this watch, searching the web and came across this site. I think I found a " 1927 Lone Eagle" but I am not sure. 

The pics I have seen look like this watch...The case has "Bulova Quality 14k American Standard Pat Jun 10 1924 7669320" and the works has the following: Bulova 10AN seventeen 17 Jewels Swiss Unadjusted.

Any information you can help with would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!


 

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mybulova_admin
Posted September 16, 2013 - 6:48am

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Question about the case.

Is the hinge from the back cover to the front bezel still intact?

Any chance of a photo?

Schaeffer
Posted September 16, 2013 - 6:58am

Thank you so much for helping me figure this watch out...Your opinions are educated and I appreciate them. So 1927 Conquerer wanting to be a lone eagle...

mybulova_admin
Posted September 16, 2013 - 7:23am

Club 5000Panel Member

The Lone Eagle series is a particular passion of mine which I have been studying since about 2005. Prior to that not alot was known about the series. So whilst we have a good amount of information now it is still very much a work in progress and nothing is set in concrete.

Thanks again for adding such a unique watch and one that I hope we can discuss in depth.

Schaeffer
Posted September 16, 2013 - 7:01am

I will try to get a pic up of that...that hinge is not intact...it looks like a pin would have held it on.

Schaeffer
Posted September 16, 2013 - 9:52pm

I added the pic of the back...seperated/broke from bezel. Were there many Conquerers made in 1927?

Geoff Baker
Posted September 17, 2013 - 4:48am

Club 5000Panel Member

Good question - one we've discussed here at length, (some might say ad nauseam). Lindbergh flew on 21 May, 1927 so technically every watch prior to that - or shortly after that - would be a Conqueror. The challenge is discovering at what point Bulova began producing, as many believe they did, the watches that would be name changed and released as Lone Eagles after Lucky Lindy's feat.

Here are a couple threads you might be interested in:

http://www.mybulova.com/bulova-lone-eagle-story

http://www.mybulova.com/forums/1927-bulova-lone-eagle

Geoff Baker
Posted September 17, 2013 - 4:50am

Club 5000Panel Member

Oh, one more thing, right now I'm leaning toward Conquerer as well.

Schaeffer
Posted September 17, 2013 - 6:12am

If the works in this watch are within the 5000 serial number range...it would have to make me think they really did not sell 5000 lone eagles.

Also..if you look at the watch given to Lucky Lindy, the 1st digit looks as if it could be a "7" not a "1". That case marking is the same as this subject watch..you would think a company such as Bulova would have had better records. But serious look at the two cases...

mybulova_admin
Posted September 17, 2013 - 7:38am

Club 5000Panel Member

The Linbergh presentation watch is indeed a 1927 watch, thus it would have a case serial starting with "7". The presentation watch was also 14K gold like yours which does indicate that Bulova used a different die for their solid gold cases.

Bulova probably had more than 5000 10AN movements made in 1926. The 5000 is a number originating from Bulova themselves so we can only take that on face value. Hopefully one day we may find some record of a order or additional information relating to this series, but for now the search continues as do the facts and theories. That's all part of the fun.

JP
Posted September 17, 2013 - 7:16am

Panel Member

27 Conqueror