Bulova 1917 Rubaiyat

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1917
Movement Model: 
-
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
2794667
Case shape: 
Octagonal
Case Manufacturer: 
American Standard
Crystal Details: 
18.6mm
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

Bought this lovely old girl back to life with a full stripdown, clean and oil.

Currently running within 1 minute per day accuracy. Just need to get her a period strap.

Case was purchased seperately, but is period from the very early 1920s.

Jewellers box label reads (see below).

Little's Jewelry Store
AUBURN - INDIANA

Not For Sale
1917 Bulova watch
1917 Bulova watch
1917 Bulova watch
1917 Bulova watch
1917 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Posted September 2, 2017 - 8:12am

Club 5000Panel Member

What a lovely little watch, well done Stephen. Is the bale connected to just one side of the stem?

BTW - Auburn Indiana is home to one fo the most amazing automobile museums in the US. The Auburn-Cord-Dusenberg automobile company was located in Auburn, the Museum still is. I've been there, it's worth the trip.

mybulova_admin
Posted September 2, 2017 - 8:00pm

Club 5000Panel Member

I didn;'t nitice that before. It connected to both sides, but they look like they are different thicknesses. I'll have to double check when I get home to see if this is the case or if it's just a play on the eye with the angle of the bale.

I was trying to research Auburn, Indiana for old jewelry stores, but all I ever got back was hits on the Auburn automobile. I'd love to find an old photo of the jeweler for Little's. I'm off to check some vintage newspapers to see if I can find any old adverts.

What I loke about the case is the lack of the usual text. This one is simple, with the logo printed onto the silk and BULOVA stitched into the lower cushion.