Bulova 1920 Rubaiyat

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something from the early era of ladies' watches

1920 Lady Maxim with Bulova B movement

  • Case signed "American Standard" with globe symbol
  • Case description of "Warranted 20 Years"
  • Movement signed "Bulova W. Co
  • Dial unsigned
  • Movement has a caliber designation "B" movement
  • 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 - 8:30am

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Lady Maxim it is. Main spring not looking to healthy. 

Posted February 29, 2016 - 8:38am

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Yes movement is in a desolate condition, but "B" movement does not yet have here

Posted March 1, 2016 - 5:14am

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Roman numberal in the case II VIII V = 285, last three digits on the case serial number.

A 1920 Rubaiyat for me. I hope you can get a hairspring replacement :-)

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William Smith
Posted March 5, 2016 - 6:14am

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Great ole gal.  I'v been going back and forth between Lady Maxim and Rupaiyat for days...and still not sure.  

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Reverend Rob
Posted March 5, 2016 - 1:23pm

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I'm thinking Rubaiyat.

Posted March 13, 2016 - 12:14am

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We may find out one day that those with a Bulova stamped movement are a Lady Maxim of the era with Rubaiyats always having a matching Rubaiyat movement. More knowledge needed, but for now its a  good way of grouping these early models.

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Reverend Rob
Posted March 13, 2016 - 12:37am

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Ok, now I'm thinking LM.