Bulova 1921 Lady Maxim

Submitted by jabs on August 21, 2014 - 4:39am
Manufacture Year
Movement Model
Movement Jewels
Movement Serial No.
Case Serial No.
Case shape
Case color
Case Manufacturer
American Standard
Watch Description
Here I bought something for the enlargement my historical series, I guess it´s some Lady Maxim model.
Year of manufacture I conclude by the serial number of the case and its labeling.
1921 Lady Maxim
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Posted September 1, 2014 - 6:03am

PM's let's get the vote out on this beauty.

Bobbee - Lady Maxim 150B (not sure if it can be both?)

jabs, Rev and me - Lady Maxim

Admin- Unknown

Will  - I can't tell if you ever committed to any ID?

William Smith
Posted September 1, 2014 - 7:08am

In reply to by Geoff Baker

I probably should have been committed, but they always let me go after a couple days of observation :)  I think I've met a couple fellow members while in the Bulova Ward...

I'm good with tentative Lady Maxim ID

Posted September 1, 2014 - 6:36am


I think at the moment we are still undecided due to the nature of the later movement AND possibly even the dial. The case may be from one watch whilst the dial and movement may be from another. It certainly makes it tricky. Although looking again at the votes I'm happy to go with Lady Maxim.


Posted September 1, 2014 - 9:23am


If my theory about the second number in the case serial number is correct then the case dates to 1920. If not then forget I said anything :-)

Geoff Baker
Posted September 2, 2014 - 5:55am

....tell me more about this 'second number;'theory.

Posted September 2, 2014 - 6:26am

case with serial number beginning with 10xx and "American Standard" with Globe symbol is dated to the period 1918-1921, this case is certainly from this period

movement have date symbol corresponding year of manufacture 1925 and was certainly changed, as said Rev 'sympathetic replacement' :)


Posted September 6, 2014 - 5:59am


OK I'm now in at 1920 Lady Maxim.

Posted September 6, 2014 - 1:18pm

The ads for the Maxim lines are not seen before mid-1921, in which they are said to be a new line.

Unknown, as there has been a movement/dial change (possibly), and we can't be sure of a date of issue unless we go with 1920, and the only line we have ads for then are for the Rubaiyat.

William Smith
Posted October 4, 2014 - 4:05am

I'm at two ticks, but again, the chrono order of ads stating "new line" sure suggest LM wasn't what this girl was called in 1920...and I'm only referring to the case, as there was a mvnt swap...whoops a sympathetic movement swap :)