Bulova 1926 Conqueror

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American Standard Bulova
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21.60mm x 21.30mm, this is actually the measurement of the crystal and not the inside case. I didnt wanna take it out =P
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Case Dimensions 32.40mm x 25.65mm

Case Reads: BULOVA, 14K GOLD FILLED, AMERICAN STANDARD, Pat. JUN.10.1924, 6417438


Underneather the backside of the Balance Wheel the word BREVET (Swiss for Patent) can be seen with the Swiss Squared cross. Next to it strangely, there is a Light House clearly stamped. Anyone know anything about that?


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William Smith
Posted July 24, 2012 - 2:49pm

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The American Standard case signature and patent date for subject Conqueror are not consistent w/ a 28 case.  The "open nine" on the dial (whether original or redialed) is consistent w/ earlier conquerors.  Movement serial numbers, both the numbering and style (with the "."s separating thousands place), are consistent w/ earlier 10P mvnts.  ...however the first digit of case SN could be a mis-struck 8.  Below is a closeup of the SN.  There are some slight "issues" because the photo was not taken from directly above the center of the case "straight on".

I'm gonna take a couple other Conqueror?LE case photos and correct for the image displacement, then overlay to be able to "see" how the first digits compare.  Overkill, but informative.   

Posted July 24, 2012 - 3:02pm

WOW!! Thanks for the Effort Will!! Ill try to take a better picture of the case back.

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William Smith
Posted July 24, 2012 - 3:24pm

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Your more than welcome Jared.  Your observations with the loope are hard to beat!  You brought up the same points I did in your previous comment, and addressed them better than I- and you have the actual watch!

Posted July 24, 2012 - 3:31pm

Posted July 24, 2012 - 3:37pm

This is purely my opinion, but... I dont see how that can be an 8 when looking at it directly on.

Posted July 24, 2012 - 6:03pm

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Looks like a soft stamped 6 to me. In this last picture compare it to the 8 at the end, not even close.

1926 is my call.

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Posted July 24, 2012 - 7:16pm

Agreed. Totally different in this new pic. 1926.

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William Smith
Posted July 24, 2012 - 7:30pm

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Yep.  No need for me to do any more image processing :] 
three ticks for confirmed 1926 Conqueror.  ....and a VERY nice one!

Posted September 15, 2013 - 1:04pm

Yes most definitely a 26 Conqueror

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William Smith
Posted August 10, 2015 - 5:48am

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Now that we've figured out the "8" vs "6", am I seeing the triangle date symbol on movement.... Admin and I thought we saw it three years ago, near the screw in close-up photo below? Jared didn't see triangle or any date code on movement with watch in hand.  And he was looking pretty hard because he saw the Swiss squared cross and mystery light house.