Bulova 1920 Hudson Maxim

Submitted by brucefrench on July 23, 2017 - 2:15am
Manufacture Year
1920
Movement Model
none
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
2352
Case Serial No.
5414565
Case shape
Round
Case Manufacturer
Star
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

purchased on ebay for $8.33. crystal missing,dial really dirty,hands jammed together,missing the

roman numeral 3.  Case is 14k gold filled. I cleaned it and bought crystal it,now it runs great. So far I

have not been able to find out the year, Bulova W.Co HI. thin 5adj #2352 17 jewels.

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1920 Bulova Hudson Maxim watch
1920 Bulova watch
1920 Bulova watch
Alex
Posted July 23, 2017 - 2:40am

You have a picture of the case signature? You mention iT is a case from "Star"?

mybulova_admin
Posted July 23, 2017 - 2:50am

This would date to the early 1920s. Seeing that case details might help, but thinking a Hudson Maxim at the moment. Serial number suggests 1925, but doubt that's correct.

That's an amazing buy at that price!!!!

brucefrench
Posted July 23, 2017 - 2:54am

I just joined, how do I add extra photos?

mybulova_admin
Posted July 23, 2017 - 2:57am

In reply to by brucefrench

Thanks again for adding such an early Bulova pocket watch. Please send your additional photos to admin@mybuova.com and I'll add them to the watch listing.

brucefrench
Posted July 23, 2017 - 2:59am

case number 5414565  SWC co 14k gold filled

mybulova_admin
Posted July 23, 2017 - 5:57am

Thanks, based on it being Star Watch Case Co, the 5 in the serial number doesn't neccessarily mean 1925 which is good as the date of the watch would pre-date that IMO.

It's hard to put an axact year on this other than to say its probably either 1920, 1921 or 1922.

brucefrench
Posted July 23, 2017 - 4:58pm

it is marked HI not H1

Geoff Baker
Posted July 24, 2017 - 5:27am

Hello Brucefrench, welcome to myBulova. This is a nice old survivor pocket watch. I'm leaning toward Hudson Maxim as well. Manufacture is difficult to establish pre 1925, I'm comfortable with 1920.