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Bulova 1927 Conqueror

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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.



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Posted September 17, 2013 - 7:53pm

Now to see what other Bulova watches I have lying around....

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Posted September 17, 2013 - 11:21pm

This is a real gem to start with! I look forward to seeing what else you have.

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Posted June 11, 2014 - 2:25pm

Yellowing to a "solid white gold" case bezel?

Mix 'n match, methinks.

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Posted June 11, 2014 - 2:43pm

For subject "Conqueror" we have a 1926 movement in a 1927 case, with the back possibly solid 14K and the bezel showing brassing?   or bezel at least showing discoloring consistent with plate/fill vs solid 14k.   So case back is not original to case/bezel??  

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Posted June 11, 2014 - 3:08pm

Quite clear pictures of inner case back and movement in close-up, but then the bezel pics are "shaky".

I would rather be wrong, but who hasn't seen this kind of photography used on fleabay?

It would be nice if the OP could give better pics in closeup of the bezel.

Wrong hands for 1927, and were the "9"s closed by 1927 too? I'm not sure.

Edit- The dial is correct for year, but I looked at all the "CC LE's", and "Conquerors" and there are plenty with yellowing to the bezel from wear, more than not.

My spidey-sense is tingling...

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Posted June 11, 2014 - 3:47pm

...note that the OP and admin point out that the case back has become seperated from the rest of the case?

Also the only other solid gold model we have seen has the enamelling seen in the Conq/earlyLE ads:


Bulova 18K Conqueror

I know it is only an idea, but the enamelling of the LE and Conqueror GP cases all have the "wing" style, while the only true solid gold case has the "leaf".

Notice the rich silver coloration of the bezel with no yellowing?


Sumpin' fishy...



Hope I'm wrong tho...  :-D

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Posted June 12, 2014 - 10:17pm

So to summarize we have

  • 1927 Conqueror 14k sold gold case back
  • 1927 Lone Eagle dial
  • 1927 Lone Eagle hands and movement
  • 1926-27 Conqueror/Lone Eagle 14k gold filled bezel (maybe)

Question: does the bezel and movement ring holder have matching hand scratched Roman numerals?

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Posted June 13, 2014 - 2:23am

Good to know you're on the ball, even when you're on the move!  :-)

A good question Stephen, and I would like to know the answer too.

Wonder if other Conqueror/LE owners have the same markings on their tri-fold cases? I would think they should, maybe other models too.

Posted June 13, 2014 - 8:34am

Goodmorning! I am going to look at the watch to see if i can locate the roman numerals that yous have mentioned. Also, please note the case, back and bezel dont have any yellowing. The only yellowing/discoloring is on the dial and crystal, all of the case metal is white. 

Posted June 13, 2014 - 8:58am

Im trying to locate the roman numerals...what is the movement ring holder? I think i located the roman numerals on bezel, on the side where the crown opening is....on the left side of hole/opening it looks like a v and on the right side of that opening it looks like three straight lines III.