Bulova 1927 Conqueror

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Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1927
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
10A
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
194824
Case Serial No.: 
6526120
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

scarce silvered dial, needs a crystal and correct crown, does show some case wear to back. I discovered when looking for movement symbol==(the triangle being faintly stamped)== the letters CAL(Charles A. Lindbergh) at the apex of the screw hole, very tiny, stamped. Extremely hard to photograph, but a photo is shown here. Has anyone ever seen/noticed this on their early Lone Eagle movement? Could this be a distinguishing identification for the earliest of the watches distributed?

 

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mybulova_admin
Posted December 19, 2010 - 5:00am

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I think is more likely a Conqueror.

The CAL stamp is interesting....LE prototype?

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Wayne Hanley
Posted February 23, 2011 - 1:39am

 

It might stand for CALIBRATION CAL - What is the function of the screw?

Conqueror with a case number 8526120 ??????

What is the case patent date?

 

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William Smith
Posted December 31, 2011 - 9:59pm

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agree here.  Could be a typo/blunder in entry?  This case SN is a milliion higher than record 3411 (bourg01)  watch.  Pat date would be nice, as well as a couple more pictures...or as discussed 6's and 8's stamp different than the "noncircular" numbers. 

Im guessing sculptor got the actaul watch from spatialistic?  Over a year ago?  Watch may be gone/resold now etc..., but spatialistic may arcive his photos if it's worth me bugging him. 

mybulova_admin
Posted February 23, 2011 - 2:10am

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Screw on the left hold the barrel bridge, screw on the right is the crown winding stem screw.

Wondering if its just an optical illusion.

mybulova_admin
Posted February 23, 2011 - 2:11am

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The serial numbers put it before the original series so I still believe it's a 1926 Conqueror.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 23, 2011 - 7:19am

Stephen,

Curious, have You ever seen an original Lone Eagle with a Butler finish Dial?

As the Gladiator of this era only came with the 'Silver' Dial maybe this is a feature, or lack of that could help in an initial model identification?

 

mybulova_admin
Posted December 24, 2011 - 5:04am

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Movement model, case and movement serial numbers would make this a Conqueror.

the CAL still interests me though. The screw to the right is just the setting lever screw and the one with the CAL  is one of three barrel bridge screws.

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William Smith
Posted May 30, 2012 - 4:44pm

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case serial number suggests 1928?   It's entered as 1926 LE at topmost title, but 1927 under manufacture date.  It came up in a search for 1927, so I'm guessing the search is using the manufacture date field.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted May 30, 2012 - 5:15pm

agreed, 1928.

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bobbee
Posted March 29, 2013 - 1:15pm

Agreed, Case SN gives a 1928 date.