Bulova 1921 Lady Maxim

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Movement Bulova Favre 15JWL 3ADJ without model ID 

Case serial number start "10" mean manufacturing year is 1918 - 1921

Corresponding advert I do´nt found due to age but I think it could be some model in a series of 150

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FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted January 30, 2014 - 8:10am

problem being the Watch pre dates the ad by at least a couple of Years making it pre Bulova Watch Co. "makers of the famous Rubaiyat and Hudson Maxim Watches".

To clarify:

In My original post I guessed 'LADY MAXIM' based on the scrollwork to the Dial center as We don't see any 'RUBAIYATS' advertised showing such, yet. Currently the subject is an 'UNKNOWN'

Posted January 30, 2014 - 8:26am

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I note that the model name Lady Maxim was used in 1922. I'm looking for earlier references.

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William Smith
Posted January 31, 2014 - 4:11pm

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I thought we had some trademark info that indicated date of first use was a few years prior to 1922?   I don't remember, but will poke around some of our trademark threads etc...  

EDIT:  2014.02.08    I forgot about this thread.  It's older, and we have learned some new info since post, but it gives a good example of how the process works over time.

bobbee's picture
Posted April 20, 2014 - 6:59am

     The Lady Maxim name is not seen in adverts or anywhere else before 1921. The first ad for the "Ladies' Maxim" watches dates to May 1921, below.



Here is a 1921 December ad for the LM.

This is the earliest provenance that is known for the Lady Maxim being made by Bulova. Note the "genuine Bulova wristwatch", and as such proves beyond doubt that Bulova made these watches.


Earlier 1919 ad for the "Rubaiyat" in this case.


bobbee's picture
Posted April 26, 2014 - 10:00am

 At last.

 Name on dial "Lady Maxim".

Number underneath "150".


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Posted September 1, 2014 - 10:49am

One tick for LM, possible Rubaiyat.

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William Smith
Posted October 4, 2014 - 3:55am

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I'm still at two ticks LM, and hear ya on the chrono order of ads for LM vs Rubaiyat

The ad above is great.  Both 150 in text and Lady Maxim on dial.