Bulova 1917 Rubaiyat

Submitted by mybulova_admin on September 1, 2017 - 10:22pm
Manufacture Year
1917
Movement Model
-
Movement Jewels
15
Movement Serial No.
-
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, oil and adjustment.

Currently running within 1 minute per day accuracy.

Second number is case serial indicates 1917.

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1917 Bulova watch
1917 Bulova watch
1917 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Posted September 2, 2017 - 9:12am

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 - 9:00pm

I didn't notice 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 like 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.