Bulova 1921 Lady Maxim

Submitted by jabs on October 30, 2015 - 4:35am
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American Standard
Watch Description

1921 Lady Maxim

1921 because:

  • Case signed "American Standard" with globe symbol
  • Case description of  "Warranted 25 Years" include "Monogram Quality"
  • Movement signed "Bulova W. Co." and also include a number within a trapezoid shaped box.  The number appears to have no date correlation
  • Dial unsigned 
  • Movement has a caliber designation "A" movement
  • Movement has serial number
  • No movement date code
  • Case serial number begins with "10"
  • Crown at the 12 pocket watches position
  • Set of Roman numerals on the edge of the movement holder, these numbers match the first digits of the case serial number, you know that the movement and case were intended to go together
1921 Lady Maxim
1921 Bulova watch
1921 Bulova watch
1921 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Posted October 30, 2015 - 6:24am

Agree that she's a Lady Maxim. I've always been a bit confused by the dating of these "pre date code" watches so I'll go along with the suggestion Jaroslav has made here. I'm curious about these serial numbers with periods in them, did we ever track that down?

Posted October 30, 2015 - 1:04pm

Very nice LM

William Smith
Posted November 1, 2015 - 1:43pm

Good arugments in root record Jaroslav.
Lady Maxim.  1921 date works for me.
Goeff- Don't know anything "new" about mvnt SN's with periods.  Actually I don't know anything "old" about them either, short of seeing them in early movements.

Posted November 2, 2015 - 7:28am

What's nice about this watch is the dated inscription which provides us with a date for the serial number and case engraving style. 15 June 1921.

Agree with a 1921 Bulova Lady Maxim.