Bulova 1922 Lady Maxim

Submitted by tshanno on November 28, 2023 - 4:42pm
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Movement is a 15J BII marked "Bulova W. Co".  Case is marked American Standard Warranted 25 years.  

The stem is on the side rather than the top.  There aren't many on file from this time period that have that and none the look like this.  

There's also an odd mark on the movement at about 7 o'clock in the picture.  Not sure what that is but it doesn't appear to be a date mark.

I'm guessing Rubaiyat.  I'm going with 1922 since that's the date range for the movement.

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Posted November 29, 2023 - 6:36am

I'm ok with 1922 (still a work in progress to correctly date these early models), but I'd suggest a Lady Maxim instead of a Rubaiyat.

1922 Bulova Lady Maxim

Posted November 29, 2023 - 4:57pm

I tend to agree with Stephen on this one

1922 Bulova Lady Maxim

Geoff Baker
Posted November 29, 2023 - 8:28pm

1922 Bulova Lady Maxim seems right to me. 

Posted November 30, 2023 - 3:23am

I'm happy to agree.  I am kind of curious why Lady Maxim and not Rubaiyat.  Unless th dial is marked, I have honestly never been able to tell the difference.  Thanks!

Posted November 30, 2023 - 4:01am

In reply to by tshanno

Bear in mind that this is still not 100%, but typically we would see Rubaiyat on either the dial or movement. Where Rubaiyat is not present I tend to lean towards a Lady Maxim.

Rubaiyat came before Lady Maxim, so a year of 1922 puts it later in the LM period.

Again, this is just my observation and opinion.


Posted December 1, 2023 - 8:02am

Hi Tshanno. I think that mark at 07:00 has something to do with A. Felicetti like on this movement. Maybe that's who designed this movement. I don't really know for sure. 


A. Felicetti - 01Dec2023


Kathy L.
Posted December 1, 2023 - 7:02pm

A nice example of an early one.

1922 Bulova Lady Maxim