Bulova 1920 Rubaiyat

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.802
Manufacture Year: 
1920
Movement Model: 
-
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
1006360
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
American Standard
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

something from the early era of ladies' watches when Bulova also used the movements from other swiss manufacturers

1920 Rubayiat with Bulova WISSXRIHS marking movement

  • Case signed "American Standard" with globe symbol
  • Case description of "Warranted 20 Years"
  • Movement signed "BULOVA W. Co."
  • No movement caliber designation
  • No movement serial number
  • No movement date code
  • Case serial number begins with "10"
  • Case style of pocket watch

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Geoff Baker
Posted February 29, 2016 - 8:27am

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A wonderful little watch Jaroslav. I like the bezel, very unusual engraving.

Rubayiat

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Reverend Rob
Posted March 1, 2016 - 1:55am

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Rubaiyat for me as well. Did we ever figure out what the incomprehensible WISSXRIHS is? I've certainly seen it before, I thought we had a line on this, but unable to find it for some reason.

mybulova_admin
Posted March 1, 2016 - 5:11am

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It's got me stumped too. Possible a Swiss word/code? Looks like 'WVSSXRIHS'

Another 1920 Rubaiyat with co-signed movement...that's three now...amazing.

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William Smith
Posted March 5, 2016 - 6:20am

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Another beauty Jaroslav   
I'm good w/ Rybaiyat for this one

...and wondering why I'm still on the fence for the other similar watch here.

donegd
Posted March 5, 2016 - 12:21pm

Hi Jaroslav thats a nice little watch. What I find is quite interesting is that there were quite a number of manufacturers selling watches of the same case  designs. If the markings on this watch wern´t bulova it could be an Elgin . Welta. or any number of different watchmakers. I have a couple of watches with the same design of case. mine are Elgins