Bulova 1926 Conqueror

Submitted by Stephen Ollman on December 27, 2009 - 11:49am
Manufacture Year
Movement Model
Movement Date Code
Movement Jewels
Movement Serial No.
Case Serial No.
Case shape
Case color
Case Manufacturer
Bulova & American Standard
Crystal details
21.0 x 21.0
Watch Description

14K Gold Fill case. Luminous hands and dial.

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1927 Original 5000 Bulova Lone Eagle watch
1927 Bulova watch
Wayne Hanley
Posted February 20, 2011 - 2:49pm

Header says: 1927 Lone Eagle
Manufacture Year: 1927

Movement Symbol: Triangle=1926
I didn't notice this & other Lone Eagle dates until I was trying to authenticate Nano's Conqueror

Stephen Ollman
Posted April 8, 2011 - 1:17am

In reply to by Wayne Hanley

Correct, movement was manufactured in 1926, but the watch was released in 1927. Obviously it takes time before the movement makes it out to the market.

William Smith
Posted March 8, 2012 - 12:52am

So case SN suggests 1926 too.  Do the mvnt serial numbers suggest 1927 release date?  Lots of 10AN's in database.  Conqueror?

Posted March 30, 2012 - 9:56pm

Did it possibly come in a 15 jewel version of that same movement??



William Smith
Posted May 30, 2012 - 4:21pm

Interesting two ads from 1927.  one states 17 jewel, the next 15 jewel w/ curved back case.
June 17, 1927 - New York Times

Dec. 9, 1927 - Boston Daily Globe

Posted May 31, 2012 - 10:28am

a humdinger Will!

Based on the 1926 Movement Datecode and the Case Seriel number beginning with a 6 IMO the subject Watch would have to be the 'CONQUEROR', or am I missing something?

alien Ant
Posted July 8, 2013 - 6:46am

The Roman numerals III, VI and II (3, 6 and 2) cut into the edge of the case on the bottom photo should match the last three numbers of the case serial number, but they do not.

Does that not suggest it has been made up from different parts and is not original?

Should be like this:

The last three case number matches the "IIII, VIIII, VIII" (4, 9, 8) on the middle movement holder section.

William Smith
Posted June 11, 2014 - 1:32pm

In reply to by alien Ant

Yea Bobbee- a movement swap w/ a 1926 movement in a 1926 case ID'ed as 1927 Lone Eagle. These common marriages make it harder to say things about distinction btwn LE CC and Conqueror for this year.  The Roman Numerals etched in movement holder correlation to last three digits of movement serial number is great.  The odds of this being random or even haphazard are pretty low, especially if we have several examples of this relationship :)

Posted June 11, 2014 - 2:29pm

Are you talking about the posted watch or the example I used?

Posted watch has got mixed case parts, non-original.

My example pic is of a Conqueror from 1926.

Posted August 28, 2014 - 5:57am

Case serial numbers should also be within a range of 5,000 too, if the theory is correct. According to Stephen's theory, I quote:  

"The movement (sn) will always start with 22XXXX, and the case (sn) will be either 65XXXXX or 66XXXXX."

The case sn on the subject watch is more than 74,500 away from it's nearest neighbour, nowhere near a range of 5,000.