Bulova 1927 Conqueror

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Submitted by WM on March 20, 2021 - 3:45pm
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I was told this is a 1927 Conqueror. After researching on the site, I was confused about the ID, Conqueror or Lone Eagle. I question the hands. 


1927 Conqueror Face
1927 Conqueror movement
1927 Conqueror date code
1927 Conqueror case

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Geoff Baker
Posted March 20, 2021 - 9:39pm

Hi WM, welcome to myBulova. This is a bit tricky I think. The case serial number suggests 1926, but the square date code indicates 1927 movement. Remember, Lindy flew in May 1927 so early 1927 watches would be Conquerors. The confusing thing is this dial / hand combination. All Conquerors 1927 and prior should have an "open" 9 and hands like this watch. As far as I know the 1927 Lone Eagle watches carried that same 'open' 9 and spade style hands. In 1928 Bulova closed the 9 and started using the cathedral pointed hands. (I think I got that all correct). I wonder if the movement is correct as the 10AP was only used in 1925 & 1926 but maybe a dial/hand swap occurred?

Right now I'm leaning to agree that you have a 1926 Conqueror. Still one of the most iconic Bulova watches ever made, well found!

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14 years
Posted March 20, 2021 - 9:56pm

With a 10AP it alone would be a Conqueror. However I'm not seeing any advert evidence that the Conqueror came with a 15 jewelled movement as an option, all adverts show 17. The 10APs were certainly usually associated with the Conquerors, but the 15 jewels does throw a spanner in the works.

For the sake of an argument though I'd ID this as an early 1927 Bulova Conqueror.

Everything looks in amazing condition.

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Geoff Baker
Posted March 22, 2021 - 9:35pm

In reply to by mybulova_admin

I guess this is a watch we would date by movement date code Stephen, not case s/n. I agree with 1927.

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7 years 2 months
Posted March 23, 2021 - 4:34pm

Thank you all for your input. Here is the information I just recieved from the seller:

"The dials and hands from either a 1927 Lone Eagle (10AN) or 1928 Lone Eagle (9AT) won't physically attach to your 10AP Conqueror movement. 

The holes in the center of the minute and hour hands that attach to the cannon pinion and hour wheel are different diameters, and the dial feet are in different locations. The dials and hands are not interchangeable between movements."


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Posted March 28, 2021 - 7:56am

Sorry, I was asleep at the wheel and missed this one.. Based on movement,

 1927 Conqueror