Bulova 1927 Conqueror

Submitted by Schaeffer on September 13, 2013 - 9:25pm
Manufacture Year
Movement Model
Movement Date Code
Movement Jewels
Movement Serial No.
Case Serial No.
Case shape
Case color
Case Manufacturer
American Standard Bulova
Watch Description

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.



Bulova watch
1927 Bulova watch
1927 Bulova watch
1927 Bulova watch
1927 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
Jim Townsend
Posted September 14, 2013 - 3:08am

From what i can see i would say Lone egale also. Better pictures would help alot. Awesome find !

Geoff Baker
Posted September 14, 2013 - 6:32am

Hello Schaeffer, welcome to myBulova. - 1927 was the cross over year from the Conqueror model to the Lone Eagle model so it is likely that you have a Lone Eagle. Clear photos of the dial side (front), inside case back and movement would be most helpful. Could we also get confirmation of the date code on the movement?

Posted September 14, 2013 - 12:04pm

Thanks alot for giving your thoughts about this watch...I removed the dust protector and found a triangle date symbol under swiss. I will try to get better pics this evening.

Posted September 14, 2013 - 12:07pm

The case is 14k and not 14k gold filled. Was this option for lone eagle models?

Posted September 15, 2013 - 5:53am

In reply to by Schaeffer

Solid 14K gold wasn't available to the LE series.

Are you sure it 14K solid gold? A photo of the caseback will certainly help.

The Conqueror model did come in both 18K and 14K gold as well as 14K Gold Filled.

So the mystery continues.

Posted September 14, 2013 - 10:58pm

I wanted to upload better pics but i am having trouble sizing them down...

Posted September 15, 2013 - 5:39am

Hmmm, interesting combination of parts here on this LE.

The dial suggests mid to late 1927 as does the case serial number, but the movement and hands suggest early to mid 1927.

So what we may be seeing here is next batch of release after the original 5000, or possibly even the tail end of the 5000 batch.  

Seeing the movement and the inside of the back case may shed some light on the period.

Posted September 15, 2013 - 6:28am

The Movement is Dated 1926, all aspects of the Watch point toward early 1927.

Posted September 15, 2013 - 8:14am

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…

and that is yet another hic-up with this watch. Everything I have seen so far that is marked in a 1927 case is post 5000 and a LE.

What we might have here is a mix of a 1926/27 Conqueror parts and later 1927 case.

The combination isn't making a great deal of sense, based on my research and experience.

1926/27 Conqueror

  • Hands
  • Movement

1927 Lone Eagle

  • Case (back plate seperated fromthe LE Bezel)
  • Dial

HOWEVER...what is really throwing me is the statement that the case is marked 14K solid and not Gold Filled.

I'm really looking forward to seeing some better photos of the entire watch. I also note that the front bezel has seperated from the back plate. A common issue with the LEs of this era.