Bulova 1920 Hudson Maxim

Submitted by FifthAvenueRes… on December 7, 2012 - 3:02pm
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Watch Description

Case measures 43mm in diameter.

White finish Dial with Silver machine finished center section shows raised Copper Roman numerals. Minute register is composed of a series of raised Silver dots. Dial signature and Seconds register are printed in Black

Hour and Minute Hands are Black Modern style and a Black Modern style Seconds Hand appears on a sub Dial at 6 O'Clock.

Hinged Caseback is stamped as shown.

vintage display ad proclaiming 'The most beautiful Watch in the World'  is Dated Dec 1922.

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William Smith
Posted December 7, 2012 - 3:13pm

Fifth- what does the hand written paper at right in last pics above say?  Did it come with the watch?  Does it corrispond to any personal engravings on the back?

The model name is easy for this one :)  Hudson Maxim     It's the year that will be more challanging.

Do you think the raised Roman numerals are copper?

Posted December 7, 2012 - 3:18pm


The hand written note reads 'Compliments of Hudson Maxim, Nov 25 1922' and is believed by Historians to be Hudson Maxims signature - the note has no connection to the subject Watch.

Posted December 7, 2012 - 3:49pm

I whole heartedly agree with the statement "the most beautiful watch in the world" ang give a big yes vote to Hudson Maxim

Reverend Rob
Posted December 7, 2012 - 5:15pm

Well, it's obviously a Hudson Maxim, that's my vote. 

Posted December 7, 2012 - 5:35pm

43 mm case would classify this as a size 12 in pocketwatch terms, if only we had a movement serial number list from Bulova, maybe we could get close on the date...I would think it might be 1920 or older...Hudson Maxim no doubt...now how to publish it...;-)

William Smith
Posted December 8, 2012 - 10:38pm

Was there a start date for using "Monogram Quality"?  from patent info?  There is an "end date" for the use of "Warrented 25 Years"- I just don't remember when that was.  The stylized serial numbers on the movement....do we see a timeframe in other Bulvoa for this number style? 
 Mark, if your gonna take this thing apart, would a pic of the keyless help with anything? It sure wouldn't help me any LOL.

Posted December 8, 2012 - 11:32pm

Mark, I'm thinking something from the 17A movement series may help with parts.

Posted January 10, 2013 - 6:18am

Sorry, but I just had to see the happy couple side by side again after an amazing 90 years of service.

Bulova Lady MaximBulova Hudson Maxim

Posted January 10, 2013 - 3:24pm

a good looking couple admin.

William Smith
Posted October 14, 2014 - 6:53am

Movement model listed as 17A, but its not marked as such.