Bulova 1920 Hudson Maxim

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Been looking for one of these since you guys were posting them and I finally snagged one!  Sweet etched dial with what looks to be sunflowers.

Would this be a "John M. Ballard" ?

Movement Marked:

Bulova W. Co.

17 Jewel

5 Adjustments


Case Marked:

American Standard

25 Years 

14K Gold Filled

Monogram Quality


Also these are the sellers pictures.  I'll get my own when it gets here.  Will take a bit of work to get it up and ticking... but I'm betting Mike it up to the challenge!

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Geoff Baker
Posted April 9, 2013 - 5:50am

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I am also leanig toward Unknown here - nice watch Jerin.

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Reverend Rob
Posted July 16, 2013 - 1:03pm

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Unknown for me too, but it does have the same movt as our 1922 Hudson Maxim. Serial number range within 2000. 

Posted July 16, 2013 - 5:45pm

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A Hudson Maxim would get my tentative vote. It is a gorgeous watch!

Richard Callamaras
Posted August 2, 2014 - 12:49am

I too love these watches.They are beautifully crafted. Based on the case markings it seems it can be no earlier than 1919. The movement on the other hand is super interesting. Based on lisa info it is Pre 1923. But I see no letter our number stamp of any kind. Pieces this early usually would only have letter stamps. I have a"b" and one with a cursive j. But they are uniquely placed. Is there any such markings that I am not seeing? Beautiful watch glad one of us got it!!

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William Smith
Posted August 2, 2014 - 3:42am

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I'm in for two ticks tentative Hudson Maxim.  Nice one Plains.

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Posted August 2, 2014 - 5:10am

3 tix for me.

These pre-april 1923 p/w's are either Phantoms or HM's, and I think the Phantoms were all white gold and slimline. Or platinum, of course!

I think it will be a year or two older though, as the first ad pronouncing the "new" HM is from April 1921, nothing by that name earlier.

The earlier p/w line is the Rubaiyat, first and only ad found so far is 1919, round and octagonal.


Posted September 1, 2014 - 1:17pm

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Plains, any chance you can confirm the case serial number for me. Looks to be missing the first digit as the serial number doesn't line up properly.