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Bulova 1922 -Unknown

Submitted by Steve Ford on June 11, 2021 - 1:00pm
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Watch Description

Original un-refurbished watch. Owned by my wifes aunt since new.

Dial  6-11-2021
Movement   6-11-2021
Cased   6-11-2021
Original Box  6-11-2021
CaseBack 6-11-2021
Posted June 11, 2021 - 6:23pm

Wow. What a beauty!  Congratulations on having a wonderful family heirloom.  I have to defer to the experts on the early models to ID your watch. 

Posted June 11, 2021 - 6:59pm

Dear Steve Ford, a beautiful watch that is known to me, but unfortunately we don't have an ad to give this beauty a name, hence "UNKNOWN".

I would say the year is 1922 given that the case signature has the shield symbol and not the globe symbol.

Kathy L.
Posted June 11, 2021 - 7:22pm

Welcome to myBulova and thank you for sharing this beautiful family heirloom with us!  Wow she is really something, all that detail and design!  

Lady Maxim is a possibility but without an ad it may be Unknown.  


Geoff Baker
Posted June 11, 2021 - 9:43pm

One watch, One FAMILY, ONE HUNDRED YEARS! I am in awe of this watch and all the stories it could tell. I hope your wife will have it serviced and wear it on special occasions!

Posted June 12, 2021 - 2:30am

 Very beautiful!  Unfortunately and unknown model.

Posted June 12, 2021 - 7:15am

What a beautiful watch. The hand engraved dial and case are fantastic. Solid gold case as well. What an amazing family heirloom.

I agree with Alex with a date of 1922/23 due to the later shield logo. These are hard to pin down to an exact year, but I'd be happy to go with 1922. We have some evidence that these early models were part of the general Lady Maxim line, but more advert evidence is really needed to confirm.

The case being solid gold also makes it difficult to place in order of other standard serial numbers, which sometimes helps narrow down a year.

Posted June 14, 2021 - 9:32am

This heirloom has what I would call the "wow factor". Amazing watch with an amazing family backstory. I agree with Alex & Stephen. 

1922 seems appropriate, but a name escapes me.

Steve Ford
Posted June 24, 2021 - 6:38pm

After a clean and adjust, it's running well and keeping time. Ready for another 100 years!


Posted June 24, 2021 - 6:57pm

In reply to by Steve Ford

That's the sheer beauty of these watches....they were built to last.

I've done a good number of these early ladies watches and it is an amazing feeling when you finally reassemble and the balance wheel jumps into life.