Bulova 1953 Maxim

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1953
Movement Model: 
10BT
Movement Jewels: 
7
Case Serial No.: 
5478886
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Purchased on a whim from the big auction site after offer was unexpectedly accepted. I was drawn in by the case engraving.

Works, but needs cleaning and a new crystal.

Not For Sale
1953 Bulova Maxim watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Posted September 22, 2017 - 7:22am

Club 5000Panel Member

 Nice find matlobi, looks like a Maxim to me. Here's a match.

matlobi
Posted September 22, 2017 - 2:18pm

Geoff Baker wrote:

 Nice find matlobi, looks like a Maxim to me. Here's a match.

That looks really, really close.

Mine still has the signed crown, which is always nice to see.

I wonder if it was a partial/total redial though, as it doesn't have an applied "Bulova" script.

mybulova_admin
Posted September 22, 2017 - 11:25pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Dial looks original and certainly could have had both raised and printed 'BULOVA' on the dial.

A 7 jewel Bulova movement is the key here. Certianly a good match for a 1953 Bulova Maxim

Bulova's use of the name 'Maxim' stems back to the very early 1920s.

Andersok
Posted September 24, 2017 - 12:11pm

Panel Member

I agree, this looks to be a Maxim