Description:  1921 Lady Maxim

Model Name

Lady Maxim

Case Date


Case Serial


Signature Locations

Inside case, movement, dial

Case Signature Format

"American Standard, Warranted 20 Years" with globe symbol


BII, 15 Jewels, 3 Adjustments, Swiss, signed "Bulova W. Co."

Movement Date Code


Movement Serial


Case Material Description

Gold Filled (yellow)

Case Dimensions

26mm, round, without crown

Case Type

Single-hinged back with snap bezel, round

Crystal Specifications

20mm, round

Other Details

Dial reads "Lady Maxim"

Movement includes a small trapezoid box with the number "9" inside

Edge of movement block includes hand-inscribed Roman numerals that match the last three digits of the case serial number, i.e., "867", indicating the movement and case were, at some point, noted to belong together

NOTES:   We now have numerous ads and trademark information establishing the Lady Maxim as a Bulova product, as discussed in Searching for the Beginning.  Information about American Standard signed cases is included in Bulova Case Signatures.  The basis of the date assigned to this watch is explained in Dating a Bulova, which now includes a detailed timeline for assessing watches made prior to 1926.


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1921 Lady Maxim