Bulova 1926 Conqueror

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Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1926
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
10P
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
1.021.638
Case Serial No.: 
6417868
Case shape: 
CornerCut
Case Manufacturer: 
American Standard Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

well here we go again, hope this is a lone eagle. inside the case pat: june 10th 1924 , the first number looks like a miss struck #6 symbol is a circle .

hey if any one has a nos crystal that fits this watch for sale please pm me. thanks guys .

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bobbee
Posted September 29, 2014 - 6:20pm

A very nice conqueror buddy.

If it's a Lone Eagle you're after, the best thing to do would be to get one in a 1927 case, with a 1927 movement.

 

Lindbergh did not do the biz until May 1927, the first ads are from June 1927.

zappatore88
Posted September 29, 2014 - 6:28pm

Argh I had a feeling it was a conqueror 

mybulova_admin
Posted June 2, 2015 - 4:30am

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Yes the flight took place in May of 1927, but that doesn't mean that Bulova manufactured them in May or June 1927.

There are four distinct versions of the Conqueror/Lone Eagle watch.

Bob, I'll leave it to you to educate us what they are.

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bobbee
Posted June 3, 2015 - 1:27pm

mybulova_admin wrote:

Yes the flight took place in May of 1927, but that doesn't mean that Bulova manufactured them in May or June 1927.

I agree, so that means any gold plate model from 1926 has the same chance as any of being a Lone Eagle model, regardless of the movement type.

So where do we start/stop to say a 1925/26 model is a LE or a Conqueror? Unless you have a receipt or a guarantee with the case serial number on it, it has an equal chance of being either and is totally unprovable.

So to be absolutely sure you have got a real, genuine, not-to-be-confused-with-a-Conqueror  Lone Eagle, it must have a 1927 case. Any of the appropriate Bulova movements from within a year or so would be good too.

JP
Posted September 29, 2014 - 6:44pm

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The conqueror is a rarer watch and I like them better. The hands are the first give away and the calibre is the second.

Beautiful watch and imo a more valuable one.

plainsmen
Posted September 29, 2014 - 6:49pm

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That freaking BOX.... super nice man.  Agreed Conquerer but... a really nice one.

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bobbee
Posted September 30, 2014 - 3:44am

Like plains says, super box.

This box is for a later model though, possibly the MK4, as it follows the same design as the "Round The World" watch box, the "Sky King", the "President", all these boxes were twin opening lids like your LE box, and were released in the 1930's, 1930 at the earliest.

 

We have ads for the MK1 box, the MK2 box, the MK3 box was the same as the MK2 which is shown in ads, and the MK5.

All these leave just one "suspect", the MK4, as the MK6 did not come out until 1940.

 

Although this box is shown in Stephen's "Lone Eagle Story" as being for the MK1, the design and the ads says not.

mybulova_admin
Posted June 2, 2015 - 4:35am

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The 1927/28 release of the corner cut version only came in the long brown flat boxes and not the green or red/yellow boxes. The first release had 'Lone Eagle' stamped with the second (later 1927/28) version having 'The Lone Eagle' stamp.

The boxes I show in the Lone Eagle story are correct for the period and version.

zappatore88
Posted June 2, 2015 - 3:29pm

Anyone have a 10P winding stem for sale? So hard to find.

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William Smith
Posted June 2, 2015 - 3:40pm

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Did you Private Message JP?  He may miss this comment as its' back a ways in the thread.