Bulova 1930 Conqueror

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Here is my 1930 Conqueror...one of the best timekeepers in my collection.  I can wear this one all week and never have to adjust the time. 

The ad is from this site dated 1929.

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1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch
1930 Bulova watch
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Posted January 28, 2013 - 10:39pm

God what a georgeous watch!!!! Conquer is my tenative vote. Can't read the jewel count in the ad but it looks like 17j and subject watch is 15j.

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William Smith
Posted January 28, 2013 - 11:42pm

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conqueror from me. The ads are for 15 jewels. Nice one.

Posted September 7, 2014 - 9:34pm

Hello All...I just found a watch like this yesterday at an auction. My watch does not look as nice yet but it runs great. Is there a good way to remove the yellowing on the crystal? And what is the case metal for these models, it does not have anything other than Bulova Quality and the patent date.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 8, 2014 - 5:54am

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The  yellowing on the crystal probably won't come off. If it's concentrated above the numbers on the dial it's actually a burn and was caused by the radiation from the lume on those numbers. Best case scenario...new crystal.

Posted September 7, 2014 - 11:25pm

Look on the end of the case below the 6.

Between the lugs they are frequently stamped "GF" in this location.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 8, 2014 - 5:56am

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Hi Dave - welcome back - haven't seen you for a while!

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William Smith
Posted August 17, 2015 - 3:45am

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We also have examples where the case is Bulova Quality and there's an "F" between the lugs, as well as examples with "GF" between the lugs.
Case serial number has six digits as entered.  Picture looks to show seven digits.  I'll update if I can read the full seven digit case SN.