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Bulova 1921 Lady Maxim

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.505

Manufacture Year: 

1921

Movement Model: 

9A

Movement Jewels: 

15

Movement Serial No.: 

68767

Case Serial No.: 

1011711

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

American Standard

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

Here I bought something for the enlargement my historical series, I guess it´s some Lady Maxim model. Year of manufacture I conclude by the serial number of the case and its labeling.
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1921 Lady Maxim
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Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 1, 2014 - 5:03am

PM's let's get the vote out on this beauty.

Bobbee - Lady Maxim 150B (not sure if it can be both?)

jabs, Rev and me - Lady Maxim

Admin- Unknown

Will  - I can't tell if you ever committed to any ID?

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William Smith
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 1, 2014 - 6:08am

I probably should have been committed, but they always let me go after a couple days of observation :)  I think I've met a couple fellow members while in the Bulova Ward...

I'm good with tentative Lady Maxim ID

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 1, 2014 - 5:36am

 

I think at the moment we are still undecided due to the nature of the later movement AND possibly even the dial. The case may be from one watch whilst the dial and movement may be from another. It certainly makes it tricky. Although looking again at the votes I'm happy to go with Lady Maxim.

 

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 1, 2014 - 8:23am

 

If my theory about the second number in the case serial number is correct then the case dates to 1920. If not then forget I said anything :-)

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 2, 2014 - 4:55am

....tell me more about this 'second number;'theory.

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bobbee
Posted September 2, 2014 - 6:34am

Geoff Baker wrote:

....tell me more about this 'second number;'theory.

Here is a link to the discussion.

Whether it is used or not needs to be agreed upon by the members.

http://www.mybulova.com/forums/early-1920s-bulova-watch-dating

jabs
Panel Member
Posted September 2, 2014 - 5:26am

case with serial number beginning with 10xx and "American Standard" with Globe symbol is dated to the period 1918-1921, this case is certainly from this period

movement have date symbol corresponding year of manufacture 1925 and was certainly changed, as said Rev 'sympathetic replacement' :)

 

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 6, 2014 - 4:59am

 

OK I'm now in at 1920 Lady Maxim.

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bobbee
Posted September 6, 2014 - 12:18pm

The ads for the Maxim lines are not seen before mid-1921, in which they are said to be a new line.

Unknown, as there has been a movement/dial change (possibly), and we can't be sure of a date of issue unless we go with 1920, and the only line we have ads for then are for the Rubaiyat.

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William Smith
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Posted October 4, 2014 - 3:05am

I'm at two ticks, but again, the chrono order of ads stating "new line" sure suggest LM wasn't what this girl was called in 1920...and I'm only referring to the case, as there was a mvnt swap...whoops a sympathetic movement swap :)