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Bulova 1953 Maxim

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1953

Movement Model: 

10BT

Movement Jewels: 

7

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

5478886

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Purchased on a whim from the big auction site after offer was unexpectedly accepted. I was drawn in by the case engraving.

Works, but needs cleaning and a new crystal.

Not For Sale
1953 Bulova Maxim watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 22, 2017 - 7:22am

 Nice find matlobi, looks like a Maxim to me. Here's a match.

matlobi
Posted September 22, 2017 - 2:18pm

Geoff Baker wrote:

 Nice find matlobi, looks like a Maxim to me. Here's a match.

That looks really, really close.

Mine still has the signed crown, which is always nice to see.

I wonder if it was a partial/total redial though, as it doesn't have an applied "Bulova" script.

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted September 22, 2017 - 11:25pm

Dial looks original and certainly could have had both raised and printed 'BULOVA' on the dial.

A 7 jewel Bulova movement is the key here. Certianly a good match for a 1953 Bulova Maxim

Bulova's use of the name 'Maxim' stems back to the very early 1920s.

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted September 24, 2017 - 12:11pm

I agree, this looks to be a Maxim