Description:  1933 Maxim

Model Name Maxim
Case Date 1933
Case Serial Inside: 3103199; Outside: 368063
Signature Locations Inside case
Case Signature Format "Bulova Quality"
Movement 10AT, 17 jewels, Unadjusted
Movement Date Code 1932
Movement Serial 595314
Case Material Description No description stamped on case; two-tone yellow and white
Case Dimensions 37mm lug to lug x 25.6mm without crown
Case Type Single hinge, stepped, engraved
Crystal Specifications 24.4mm x 15.8mm, tonneau (G-S T1103)
Other Details  

NOTES:  This ID is somewhat tentative given the fact that the advertisement does not mention a two-tone case.  We have only one ad for the Maxim, and it is a newspaper ad, which are typically not as clear or as detailed as magazine ads.  So, we don't know if the two-tone detail was simply left-out of the description, or if there was a two-tone Maxim that simply wasn't being adressed by this particular ad.  Currently, there are no other ads that show this watch, in either a single color or two-tone, as early as 1932.   This two-tone version is identical in size and shape to the all white version shown here:  1932 Maxim.  I have seen this watch elsewhere identified as a "Ranger", but all the ads for the Ranger--of which there are many--are significantly later in time.  It seems more likely that the Ranger was a later rename of the Maxim.  It also seems likely that both models were offered in single and two-tone colors, as was typical of watches in the 1930s.  For more information on trends of the 1930s, visit Variations in Bulova Models of the 1930s.

1933 Maxim