Bulova 1926 Conqueror

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1926
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
10AP
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
1047177
Case Serial No.: 
6637758
Case shape: 
CornerCut
Case Manufacturer: 
American Standard Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Inside case back reads: Bulova 14K Gold Filled American Standard Pat. Jun. 10, 1924.  1926 movement, possible a 1926 Conqueror, the model the Lone Eagle was based on.

{updated to new DB format 2012/03/22}

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mybulova_admin
Posted December 19, 2010 - 4:58am

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Believe this to be a 1926 Conqueror. I dare say that this was release just before the Lone Eagle was introduced.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted February 20, 2011 - 3:53pm

Header indicates: 1927
Manufacture Year: 1927
Movement Symbol: Triangle =1926
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William Smith
Posted January 11, 2012 - 3:51am

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...and case SN begins with a six..

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William Smith
Posted March 22, 2012 - 3:12pm

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updated to 1926

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WatchCrystals.net
Posted June 9, 2011 - 12:48am

I have the same model... Wasn't the "Conqueror" case engraving and enameling slightly different? Perhaps they also used the "10AP" initially, for the first production run of the Lone Eagle I ?? So this movement was used first, and would also be considerably RARER than the 10AN model, I suspect??? 

 

Best :-)  Scott

 

JP
Posted February 17, 2012 - 9:00pm

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I see a triangle and an arrow. Which one is correct??

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William Smith
Posted March 22, 2012 - 3:11pm

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Only other 10AP in DB is 15 jewel 1926.  SN on mvnt.  I'm "guessing" the triangle is correct, and don't know why the arrow (1937) is there, but it is. 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted March 22, 2012 - 6:14pm

The Triangle with the Arrow on the Movement makes absolutely no sense for 1926.

However,

The Triangle with the Arrow does make sense for 1935 - '37.

This information would suggest the 10AP already in the database is from 1936 not 1926 as currently listed.

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William Smith
Posted March 23, 2012 - 2:15am

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So that could mean the subject 10AP was added much later.....but both subject mvnt and Database mvnt have serial numbers.....  1935-7 is too late for this.  No 10AP at Ranfft.  A few 10AP in watch database as 1925-1926, including Fifth's nice Ambassador:

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1928-ambassador-854  with 1925 mvnt   I'll update movement database w/ various examples on site.

 

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William Smith
Posted May 23, 2012 - 6:08am

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Subject conqueror has a case serial number (6637758) within the range of case SN's for First 5000 Lone Eagle Cut Corners. It is sequentially between record 7 and record 9 (at bottom of comment)  - the range for First 5000 LECC's listed by Stephen. 

Record 7 case SN             6637786

Subject Conqueror SN       6637758

Record 9 case SN             6637411

Why is subject watch case SN within this range, but not a Lone Eagle case?  Is this an outlier to the case serial number pattern?

 

Stephen lists the following excerpt below at: http://www.mybulova.com/node/1129

The Original 5000  Lone Eagles that I have come across in the last 5 years have these serial numbers

Record #, Date stamp, movement model, movement serial, case serial and jewel count

1.   26 10AN    225751    XXXXXX   17
2.   26 10AN    226044    6636667    17
3.   26 10AN    226840    6634587    17
4.   26 10AN    226934    6635298    17
5.   26 10AN    226975    6636219    17
6.   26 10AN    227205    XXXXXX   17
7.   26 10AN    227326    6637786    17
8.   26 10AN    227399    6560017    17
9.   26 10AN    227730    6637411    17
10. 26 10AN    228227    6636409    17