Bulova 1921 Lady Maxim

Submitted by jabs on February 28, 2016 - 2:04pm
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American Standard
Watch Description

something from the early era of ladies' watches

1920 Lady Maxim with Bulova B movement

  • Case signed "American Standard" with globe symbol
  • Case description of "Warranted 20 Years"
  • Movement signed "Bulova W. Co
  • Dial unsigned
  • Movement has a caliber designation "B" movement
  • No movement serial number
  • No movement date code
  • Case serial number begins with "10"
  • Case style of pocket watch
1919 Lady Maxim
1920 Bulova watch
1920 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Posted February 29, 2016 - 7:30am

Lady Maxim it is. Main spring not looking to healthy. 

Posted February 29, 2016 - 7:38am

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Yes movement is in a desolate condition, but "B" movement does not yet have here

Posted March 1, 2016 - 4:14am

Roman numberal in the case II VIII V = 285, last three digits on the case serial number.

A 1920 Lady Maxim for me. I hope you can get a hairspring replacement :-)

William Smith
Posted March 5, 2016 - 5:14am

Great ole gal.  I'v been going back and forth between Lady Maxim and Rupaiyat for days...and still not sure.  

Posted March 12, 2016 - 11:14pm


We may find out one day that those with a Bulova stamped movement are a Lady Maxim of the era with Rubaiyats always having a matching Rubaiyat movement. More knowledge needed, but for now its a  good way of grouping these early models.

Reverend Rob
Posted March 12, 2016 - 11:37pm

Ok, now I'm thinking LM.

Posted September 23, 2023 - 10:09pm

I have watch with American standard case with globe,case serial number 1034789,17 jewels,5 adjustments,bulova.w.co,made in Swiss,numbers under working,1194612,or 194512,can't tell if first is 1,or symbol,as engraving on case, arabic dial,I wish I new more,roman numerals on front.