Bulova 1927 Conqueror

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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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Schaeffer
Posted June 26, 2014 - 2:58pm

I was on a search for ads in our local newspaper and I had no luck at all! Fuzzy eyes...and no ads other than brands sold at local jewelers.

ebwatch
Posted July 13, 2014 - 5:04pm

Being the happy new owner (or caretaker) of this watch, and having been pointed by the seller to all the information here, I just wanted add one more tidbit...the movement has both the triangle and arrow symbols.  After cleaning it, found the arrow symbol just below the triangle, and to its left.  

Spent many hours carefully getting it running again, and getting rid of the adhesive stain at the upper right of the dial - it's not perfect, but looks nicer.  I will post a couple images - including the arrow - as soon as I get a clear image.

Is there any added significance if the movement has both the triangle and arrow marks?

Thanks - Eric

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bobbee
Posted July 14, 2014 - 3:50am

 

Congrats on buying this lovely Conqueror!

Some close-ups would be great.

ebwatch
Posted July 14, 2014 - 10:58pm

Below is a close up of the triangle date symbol with what appears to be an arrow symbol below and to the right of the triangle and flat head screw.

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bobbee
Posted July 15, 2014 - 1:11am

Looks like the arrow is younger than the other marks to me, fresher if you will.

There is a circle inside the triangle too, we don't know why exactly this was done, but one  idea is that an old stock movement was re-stamped before being put in a watch. 

Schaeffer
Posted July 29, 2014 - 10:08pm

Hello Eric....Do you have the pics of the watch all cleaned up? I am anxious to see it.

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William Smith
Posted July 30, 2014 - 4:36am

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I'm sure its gonna be a beauty!!!

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William Smith
Posted July 19, 2015 - 12:46am

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So even though this is a solid gold case, we still believe that it's from 1927 since it starts with a seven for case SN.  It's earlier movement with triangle (and "arrow") dating to 1926, and the movement serial number falls within the range of the first Lone Eagle movements.  This is one of those outliers, and I believe the assumption is that since the 10AN movement has the "arrow" common in other first Lone Eagle movements, and being in a solid gold, was advertised as Conqueror.    Did i get this right??? Or have I forgotten yet again?

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bobbee
Posted July 19, 2015 - 3:26am

I think that arrow engraved on the barrel bridge is "moody".

Look that one up Will, it's cockney rhyming slang!

 

Here is Lindy selling watches for a Swiss company after he landed. I've posted it along with possible reasons for it in the "1927 Lone Eagle" thread.

 

ebwatch
Posted July 26, 2015 - 4:11pm

Here is another image of the area with the arrow near the triangle with circle inside.   Took it from the opposite direction and left the dust cover on to cut down on the side lighting and reflection from the digital microscope.

I also added another image of the watch from front.   Haven't had it restored yet, but did remove the stain on the dial at 1 o'clock.  Also added an old-style open ended leather watchband.

Whatever the verdict is on the model and year, I'm very happy with this watch.  Wearing it now.