Bulova 1920 Rubaiyat

6/10 votes
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Rubiayat with updated bracelet. Great condition for its age.

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1920 Bulova watch
1920 Bulova watch
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William Smith
Posted February 23, 2014 - 10:05pm

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There's P. Droz,  Favre, and maybe another which I don't remember right now.   The key point of discussion/contension is having Bulova  stamped on the movement in addition to these other makers.  

I'm good with Rubiayat on the ID for this one.  We have other similar.  The year...well it's gotta be close.


Geoff Baker
Posted February 24, 2014 - 6:59am

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Agree Will, at some point we need to commit to these pre '25 watches. It just doesn't make sense to leave them all as UNK's.

Rubiyat, pick a year.....'21 works for me

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Posted February 25, 2014 - 8:17am

The Year of manufacture is debateable.

We see these early American Standard Cases with a Globe Hallmark or a Shield.

I will suggest the Shield is post 1920 and the Globe pre.

The name 'American Standard' being documented as in use from 1918, the Amercan Standard Watch Case Co. founded in 1920.

Posted February 25, 2014 - 4:35pm

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Let's investigate that theory as I like it. I'm also looking into the case serial numbers after the first number which is always '1' for these early watches. I'm wondering if the numbers simply incremented as they made then. Starting at 100001 and going to 199999 before they moved to the standard we see of putting the year as the first number. Just a thought.

Richard Callamaras
Posted February 25, 2014 - 4:37pm

I will send in the others. One starts with a 0.

Posted February 27, 2014 - 7:03pm

Rubiyat from me and 1920 for the year.

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted February 28, 2014 - 7:12am

'RUBAIYAT' 1920 or prior with a strong lean to 1919.


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Posted April 20, 2014 - 7:58am


   1919 ad.



Richard Callamaras
Posted April 20, 2014 - 8:53am

Wow. 1919! Thank you all for your tireless research. I need to post photos of all of my others. Thank you so much for keeping this watch on your radar!

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William Smith
Posted June 27, 2014 - 3:25am

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I think this one ight be 1919 too.