Bulova 1929 Conqueror

Submitted by JJosie on January 7, 2022 - 9:02am
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Hello All,

Been a while since I posted.  I have been doing a bit of research on this and believe it to be a 1927-29 Bulova Trojan or Conqueror.  I looked at this database and the advertisements.  For these years, the Trojans and Conquerors look very similar.  I am leaning toward Conqueror only because the Trojan usually appears to have the fancier hands.  I would welcome your expert opinions.  Also, the Dial color is unique.  I have not seen this before.  It may be some sort of patina?  The only history I have on the watch is that it was "rebuilt" in 2010.  What that means exactly, I have not idea.  I guess it could be a redial with different hands?  Would love to hear your thoughts.  Thanks.  One last note, I would not have noticed this unless I read about it in this forum, but the movement does appear to have the "Omega" logo stamped on it??  Inside caseback writing indicates "Pat. Jan 11, 1927"

Face/dial of watch
Movement has dustcover, Omega symbol on right hand side in shadow under serial number
Inside caseback
Full size image of watch and band.
Posted January 7, 2022 - 10:17am

1927 is the date of the patent for the dust cover assembly. The omega (1930) on the movement paired with the case serial number starting with a "9" would indicate the watch was likely assembled late in 1929. 

1929 Bulova Conqueror

Yours has the same dial/hands  configuration as this one.


Posted January 7, 2022 - 10:29am

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

It's my opinion that the watch is original configuration as seen and the dial is age patina darkened. Periodically, we see watches from this time period with raised number faces and matching hands on watches that were only advertised as radium dial. We refer to these as the "dress dial" model.

Posted January 7, 2022 - 11:08am

Dear JJosie, your watch is a 1929 Conqueror with a nice dial that was first introduced in 1928. It can be found on many ladies' models as well. I suspect it was an extra the customer could opt for. 

Posted January 7, 2022 - 1:47pm

Thank you for your information Neetstuf-4-u and Alex!  I appreciate the quick review and responses.  As indicated, I am considering selling.  Does this watch then go into a different area of the forum/website?  Thanks again for all of your assistance.


Posted January 7, 2022 - 2:11pm

By the way, I clearly see a "shield" symbol underneath the movement serial number, not an "omega". Can you double check JJosie?

Posted January 7, 2022 - 4:06pm

Hi Alex,Shield_3

First let me comment how impressive it is for you to notice this on this size picI  I have it at multi Gigs on home computer and used my monocle and still had a hard time catching what you saw!  This was a challenge to capture a pic b/c the hinged case only opens so far and the symbol as it the very bottom by the hinge.  That said, 3 additional pics.  I still am not sure I see a shield.  I am thrown b/c the bottom ends look "open" which I admittedly assumed to then be the "omega".  Hope these pics can provide the concrete consensus for all of you!

Thanks again!Shiled_2



Posted January 7, 2022 - 4:18pm

Good catch, Alex. Shield = 1929! Movement date matches case.

Kathy L.
Posted January 7, 2022 - 5:12pm

Very nice!

1929 Bulova Conqueror

Posted January 9, 2022 - 1:29am

These 20's linen dials are so cool.  Only seen a handful.

Posted January 9, 2022 - 5:03am

Now that your watch has been ID'd it will show in the sites 'For sale' section.