Bulova 1920 Hudson Maxim

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purchased on ebay for $8.33. crystal missing,dial really dirty,hands jammed together,missing the

roman numeral 3.  Case is 14k gold filled. I cleaned it and bought crystal it,now it runs great. So far I

have not been able to find out the year, Bulova W.Co HI. thin 5adj #2352 17 jewels.

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1920 Bulova Hudson Maxim watch
1920 Bulova watch
1920 Bulova watch
Posted July 23, 2017 - 2:40am

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You have a picture of the case signature? You mention iT is a case from "Star"?

Posted July 23, 2017 - 2:50am

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This would date to the early 1920s. Seeing that case details might help, but thinking a Hudson Maxim at the moment. Serial number suggests 1925, but doubt that's correct.

That's an amazing buy at that price!!!!

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Posted July 23, 2017 - 2:54am

I just joined, how do I add extra photos?

Posted July 23, 2017 - 2:57am

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Thanks again for adding such an early Bulova pocket watch. Please send your additional photos to admin@mybuova.com and I'll add them to the watch listing.

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Posted July 23, 2017 - 2:59am

case number 5414565  SWC co 14k gold filled

Posted July 23, 2017 - 5:57am

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Thanks, based on it being Star Watch Case Co, the 5 in the serial number doesn't neccessarily mean 1925 which is good as the date of the watch would pre-date that IMO.

It's hard to put an axact year on this other than to say its probably either 1920, 1921 or 1922.

Posted July 23, 2017 - 6:04am

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Here is another Bulova Hudson Maxim with a H1 Thin movement. Serial number is close.

I have a caseless H1 Thin, that I'll need to check the serial number of.


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Posted July 23, 2017 - 4:58pm

it is marked HI not H1

Geoff Baker
Posted July 24, 2017 - 5:27am

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Hello Brucefrench, welcome to myBulova. This is a nice old survivor pocket watch. I'm leaning toward Hudson Maxim as well. Manufacture is difficult to establish pre 1925, I'm comfortable with 1920.