Bulova 1925 -Unknown

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18k white gold, no patent date.

cartouche of a ladies head in an oval just under the 18k.

luminous numbers and hands


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joe p
Posted April 7, 2011 - 9:48am

looking forward to any more info I can find out. If anyone knows anything I'm all ears.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted April 7, 2011 - 4:28pm

The case shown below was used by many watch companies in the 1920s Including Awoner, Banner, Gruen, Elgin and Locust, that I have pictures of. However, I have never seen the subject 18k case before.  





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Wayne Hanley
Posted October 29, 2011 - 6:40am


Let's compare & discuss`corner-cut cases only. Shown top left is Joe P's 192518K ultra rare corner-cut case. Shown top right is an 18k Conqueror with an entirely different cut-corner engraving patterns. The horizontal & vertical engraving patters are entirely different also.  Obviously the only common denominator is they are both Bulova cut-corner cases. 


Second row: The production Conqueror & Lone Eagle engravinfg pattern is the same as the 18K Conqueror above, except for the addition of the so called art deco eagle design pattern on the corners The horizontal & vertical engraving pattern are the same, opposing arrows. Yes, the fact is that the production Conqueror & Lone Eagle cases have the exact same engraving pattern. Ironically, advertisement for the Conqueror and subsequently the Lone Eagle showed the cut-corner engraving pattern as the 18k

The case below is not what I would call common because they are hard to find. This case was used by early manufacturers both Swiss & USA. I found the case below in semi-terminal condition, but Bourg01 was able to bring it back to life & made a custom watch for me.

The corner engraving design is the same a Joe P's case, but the vertical & horizontal bezel engraving  pattern is entirely different. I suspect the new treasure on the way to Dacca is the same as this corner-cut case below. After enlarging the image it looks like the case below. 

I believe the case to be more rare than the Lone Eagle as far as availabiliy, Calling All Sock Drawers!



Posted October 29, 2011 - 7:29am

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Wayne, is your case marked Bulova?

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Wayne Hanley
Posted November 2, 2011 - 5:10pm

No it isn't marked Bulova. I am using it for camparison. Is the corner-cut case you referred to a as having Bulova case?

Posted November 2, 2011 - 5:44pm

I'll post pics of that recent arrival later tonight.  Not a bulova and is an everbrite I think.  Interestingly it is only about 2/3 the size of the conqueror. 

Oh well, sometimes you get the bear and sometimes the bear gets you.

Or no guts, no glory...

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William Smith
Posted July 11, 2012 - 4:44am

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Checking back on this one.  There is no ad or other info indicating the subject watch (joe p) is a Conqueror.  We associated it with Conqueror on production date and cut corner design.  So is this watch an unknown model?  I think it is.

Posted July 11, 2012 - 6:41am

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Looking back on this I agree with Will. Whilst is has a number of Conqueror traits it could very well be called something entirely different and pre-dates the Conquerors. Unknown for me too.

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William Smith
Posted February 8, 2013 - 3:30pm

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I need to check my email a little closer.  Lisa sent us the ad below, and even a link to this thread, over two weeks ago-and I just "found" the email today.  Although they don't show a model name, they do show us the watch, and give a good dating framework.
Close-up from the Oakland Tribune, dated July 16, 1926.

And the full ad from which the close-up snippet came.

Thanks Lisa....now to find an ad confirming the model name.....

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Posted February 8, 2013 - 4:43pm

Sorry Will, while the corner engraving is similar it isn't the same neither is the horizontal and vertical.