Bulova 1920 Rubaiyat

Submitted by Richard Callamaras on February 22, 2014 - 12:05am
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Watch Description

Rubiayat with updated bracelet. Great condition for its age.

Bulova watch
1920 Bulova watch
1920 Bulova watch
Posted February 22, 2014 - 12:36am

That's some beautiful engraving on the back. Looks similar to the 150-B.

old vintage Bulova advert

Richard Callamaras
Posted February 22, 2014 - 12:40am

Really interesting. It looks like that could be it. What do you think about the movement. never heard of the second signature. P Droz

Geoff Baker
Posted February 22, 2014 - 5:51am

Not sure what to make of the ID on this beauty but here what we know about P Droz.....

Pierre Jaquet-Droz - Pierre Jaquet-Droz was a Swiss-born watchmaker of the late eighteenth century. He lived in Paris, London, and Geneva, where he designed and built animated dolls, or automata, to help his firm sell watches and mechanical birds.

From the Swatch Corp web site - Today, the brand is still inspired by his dreams, his extraordinary horological masterpieces, his exceptional automatons, which include the androids entitled «The Lady Musician», «The Writer» and «The Draughtsman», and his quest for innovation, progress and excellence. Operating in the Haute Horlogerie segment, Montres Jaquet Droz SA excels in the art of one-off and very limited-edition items. The brand has revived traditional crafts that were disappearing: outstanding illustrations of this include its spangled dials and those of black «Grand Feu» enamel.

Richard Callamaras
Posted February 22, 2014 - 8:53am

I research that watchmaker saw some of those one of watches and their prices! Didn't have a P In front of it as you have stated above in the new company name wasn't sure if they were the same people. As usual Steven you are a wealth of knowledge! Thanks so much.I'll put up some more of my Rubyiats for us to look at.

Richard Callamaras
Posted February 22, 2014 - 9:48am

Sorry about the auto spell on your name:( I just noticed it.

Posted February 22, 2014 - 10:51am

That's a real dandy Rich.

Richard Callamaras
Posted February 22, 2014 - 10:57am

Thanks to you JP. I'm able to clean this up and resurrect this beautiful piece of history. I love this stuff!!

William Smith
Posted February 23, 2014 - 8:50pm

I'm pretty sure we have other P. Droz discussed, or even in watch Database.  Geoff found some new stuff on this one (or new to me).   A nice one Ridhard....or as Fifth would say, a "hum dinger" (sp??)

EDIT  A hum dinger that says Rubaiyat on the dial, and the  150 ad states 15 jewels.  

Richard Callamaras
Posted February 23, 2014 - 8:59pm

Geoff, great stuff Thanks. So does anyone know how many different companies Joseph bulova used when he was buying parts from Switzerland early on. P droz, I have 2 with favre.... Any others?

Richard Callamaras
Posted February 23, 2014 - 9:02pm

Oh and sorry geoff for not recognizing it was you and not stephen. Same goes for you though. Thanks for all the Incredibly detailed research for me!