I know Bulova wasn’t the only company to put some variation of Hudson Maxim’s name on a watch so I figured, what the hell, let’s see what the panel has to say. This watch belongs to a friend. He supplied the pictures.
The movement was made by Racine Freres. The only marks on the case appear to say GERBER SWISS.
Initially, I told him it doesn’t have the hallmarks of a Bulova. But I don’t know about the very early days and how Bulova did things. He found some reference in a form saying Bulova used Racine Freres movements in the earliest watches.
If this flat out isn’t an early Bulova in any way, please remove it from the database. It sure would be cool if it was though.