Bulova 1920 Rubaiyat

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Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1920
Movement Model: 
-
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
1010901
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
American Standard
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

 

something from the early era of ladies' watches when Bulova also used the movements from other swiss manufacturers

1920 Rubayiat with CATTIN AUBRY movement

  • Case signed "American Standard" with globe symbol
  • Case description of "Warranted 20 Years"
  • Movement by hand signed " BULOVA W. Co."
  • Dial signed "Rubaiyat"
  • No movement caliber designation
  • No movement serial number
  • No movement date code
  • Case serial number begins with "10"
  • Case style of pocket watch
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Reverend Rob
Posted February 29, 2016 - 3:05am

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Possibly I would say not a Bulova movt although it is the same ebauche as ones used by Bulova. This movt was used by many other makers as well. I have several of these Aubreys, signed similarly on the movt and dial. Double signed movts often have the Seller's name more prominently featured, with the ebauche maker in smaller font, but this one seems to be hand engraved, so not sure what to make of that. Possibly a movt swap with an attempt to make it 'match'?

 

jabs
Posted February 29, 2016 - 4:24am

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I considered it more as an interesting

mybulova_admin
Posted March 1, 2016 - 3:49am

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CATTIN AUBRY is probably the maker or importer of the movement. I don't think it's the movement model. We have seen a few co-signed movements...this one is probably a very early one, even though Bulova were said to be making and importing their own during this period.

Year wise, the jury is still out for me, but I'd say it's a 1920 Rubaiyat.

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Reverend Rob
Posted March 1, 2016 - 10:56am

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Cattin was a company in Les Breuleu, and Aubry was also a company, maybe they collaborated at some point? Or possibly Aubry was the name of the sub line, not finding much about this company as far back as this. The Aubry name was resurrected several times, most recently in 1986.

Regardless, this is an FHF ebauche. 

Geoff Baker
Posted March 1, 2016 - 11:28am

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Sorry Jarosalv, looks like I missed this one yesterday. You have added some remarkable watches this week, well done! This one looks as nice as the others.

Rubaiyat from me as well. Keep them coming.

jabs
Posted March 1, 2016 - 11:56am

Panel Member

I give to the web always suddenly more, depending on how I'm arrives.Thanks Geoff.

jabs
Posted March 1, 2016 - 1:44pm

Panel Member

Aubry Freres is registered as Fabrique AUBRy Freres S.A. in Le Noirmont and  in the future is maker of Doxa watch

Cattin is registered as CATTIN & Cie S.A. in Les Breulex

Here is another movement with similar signing (from Watchuseek)

  

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Reverend Rob
Posted March 2, 2016 - 11:50am

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I'm leaning toward this being entirely Bulova, two examples with the same curious Bulova Script. Are we seeing a very early one here? Rubaiyat for sure, and either the engraving points to a very early example, or possibly an experiment in marking, or both. 

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William Smith
Posted March 5, 2016 - 5:56am

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+1