Bulova 1921 Lady Maxim

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another piece of history with beautifully carved symbols on the movement  This time it is perhaps of edition published on the occasion of a scouting jamboree, I tried to find a specific relation, but unfortunately without success  case is on outer edge numbered year manufacture estimate for 1921 according to data and symbols on inside of case
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1921 Lady Maxim
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Posted October 7, 2014 - 8:13am

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original Boy Scouts of America from 1911 was :) , I think I went the wrong way

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Reverend Rob
Posted October 7, 2014 - 11:29am

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I think it's important to note that dials from the Rubaiyat line movts would fit the HM movts and vice versa. This may be a mismatch. 

I'm once again puzzled by the two different serial numbers. My only thought is that the Bulova engraved one was done at the time of finishing, and the one on the lower plate near the balance is a production serial assigned by the ebauche maker, which in this case is FHF-Robert. 

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Posted October 7, 2014 - 12:27pm

I agree with Rob, on both counts.

knew those erasers would come in handy!

Lots of things could be right regarding this one, and lots wrong too.

We do know it's pretty, and the fleur -de-lis (lys) can mean lots of things.

An affiliation to France maybe,  it is mainly used in the southern states around Missouri/Mississippi and in a couple of Canadian territories too. Maybe someone proud of their Gallic roots. 

Posted October 7, 2014 - 12:33pm

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already not want to return to scouting, but the symbol of pin is really close to the French

of the two numbers on the movement I am still confused :(

Posted October 17, 2014 - 10:55pm

Rubaiyat from me.

Posted October 18, 2014 - 8:24am

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New advert find.

Reading Eagle Nov 2 1922. Shows an unengraved Lady Maxim.

1922 Bulova Lady Maxim watch

Posted October 18, 2014 - 9:02am

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perfect find admin, I applaud

Posted October 18, 2014 - 8:48am

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Another unengraved Lady Maxim and this one matches the pendant style. Other than the dial stamp its a great match....hands and chain ring.

Reading Eagle Sep 21, 1923

1923 Bulova Lady Maxim watches

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Posted October 22, 2014 - 9:07am

Great finds Stephen!

Going with the LM, 2 tix.