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Bulova 1932 Conqueror

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Model ID rating explained.
2.34

Manufacture Year: 

1932

Movement Symbol: 

Square Shield

Movement Model: 

10AN

Movement Jewels: 

7

Movement Serial No.: 

539368

Case Serial No.: 

2088009

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Strange jewel count, I think this might be a frankenbully I hope not.

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JP
Posted October 13, 2013 - 8:38pm

I don't think it is a franken. I have a couple of 7 Jewel 10AN movements.

zappatore88
Posted October 13, 2013 - 9:22pm

I couldn't find any matching advertisement for this though. Guess we will see.

JP
Posted October 13, 2013 - 11:05pm

The Maxim used the 7 jewel movement and I have two of them. I have seen this case some where in  the db, I just need to dig through them.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 14, 2013 - 6:53am

The Square Shield indicates a manufacture Date of 1931, for the Movement.

The first numeral of the Case seriel number (2) indicates a manufacture date of 1932.

 

* 1932 something as the Watch couldn't exist without the 1932 Case and the Movement was manufactured prior.

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted October 14, 2013 - 7:16am

In 1928/29 this model was known as the Conqueror. I cannot find anything this late other than the enameled Cyrano version. So failing a model name change I'm good with a tentative Conqueror. The movement jewel count may prove otherwise.

bourg01
Panel Member
Posted October 14, 2013 - 11:20am

Unless Bulova renamed it in 31-32, I'm good with Conqueror. I just checked mine, both movement and case are dated 1930, 15 Jewels,10AN, Swiss made.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 14, 2013 - 4:03pm

If the 7 Jewel Movement belongs with the Case, which I suspect it does I'm at:

1932 'UNKNOWN'

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Reverend Rob
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Posted October 14, 2013 - 7:02pm

The 7 jewels is odd. Conqueror should be 15, so possibly a movt swap? 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 14, 2013 - 8:17pm

In observance in general there have been some odd things, not odd but non A-typical things that go on with Bulova Watches dated 1930 - '32.

The Great Depression or even the 'firing up' of the Bulova Observatory may have had some impact.

The 15 Jewel 'CONQUEROR' is last seen in (current on site) advertisements in 1929, this Case is Dated 1932.

Also, did the 'CONQUEROR' evolve into 'CYRANO' or were both produced concurrently?

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted October 14, 2013 - 9:00pm

Let me jump into my time machine and go and check :-)

The lack of adverts is an interesting question.