Bulova 1921 Hudson Maxim

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Model ID rating explained.
2.835
Manufacture Year: 
1921
Movement Model: 
17?
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
1210451
Case Serial No.: 
1076572
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
American Standard
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Here we have a nice Hudson Maxim model gent's pocket watch, given by the Kingston Police School's class of 1930 to one of their instructors, a certain Sergeant Charles Phinney. Mr Phinney would later become the Chief of Police in the town of Kingston, Ontario.

I'm still trying to suss the movt ebauche, but it is a high quality, 17 jewel example, with jewels in chatons, and Breguet Overcoil. It has its original case, and was discovered far afield in the State of Texas, in Houston. 

Pictures taken and used here by kind permission of the owner. 

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William Smith
Posted January 31, 2014 - 8:24pm

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Rob  I'm guessing your example watch also has a "second SN" on same bridge, and we just can't see it in the photos graciously provided by it's previous owner.  

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted January 31, 2014 - 9:10pm

Both of Monogram quality, so the Case's are basically the same (?)

The Globe being Joseph Bulova's hallmark, where does the Shield come in, or should I ask when, or why? 

The American Standard Watch Case Company having being founded (here in the U.S.) in 1920.

First use of the 'American Standard' hallmark/signature/patent Dates to 1918

 

Are these Globe stamped Cases pre-1920 ?

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William Smith
Posted February 2, 2014 - 5:28pm

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Fifth- I don't know/remember.  If the American Standard Globe (vs shield)  was pre-1920's, then Rob's subject example would be pre-1920 also.  My shield exmaple case has such close SN to subject watch (as does movement SN's),  there's more to it than just "date".  I'll search for threads where we discussed American Standard Glove vs. Shield and post liks to those discussions in this thread.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 9, 2014 - 7:45am

Definately a 'HUDSON MAXIM' the production Date of which is questionable.

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Reverend Rob
Posted September 16, 2014 - 7:43pm

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I'm wondering about these two serial numbers, and if it indicates whether the mainplate and bridge are originally from two different watches. I now have several of these, all with the same issue. 

edit: Unlikely to be from two different watches, the parts actually don't interchange well at all, and it appears to be the norm to have both numbers, although I'm not sure why.

 

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Reverend Rob
Posted September 16, 2014 - 7:44pm

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As per our discussion on 20's dating, I'm thinking this is is another 1920 Hudson Maxim.