Ambassador

Bulova 1953 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1953
Movement Model: 
10BM
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
6694188
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Outside case back:  10K Rolled Gold Plate, Bulova, L3, 6694188

Inside case back:  Bulova, Fifth Ave, New York

Movement:  10BM  21 jewel, L2, USA

Case deminsions:  40mm lug tip to lug tip,
                                 25.8mm wide not counting crown.
                                 10.1mm thick from center of slightly raised cruved crystal to center of case back.

Dial and movement fit case very well.....but I think I hear wedding bells :)

Can't find an ad match in main ad database or 1950's decade forum thread.

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Bulova 1932 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1932
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
2228452
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Record updated to new owner 2/17/2016

I purchased this watch from plainsman about a year ago. Following are his original comments:

Looked through all of our Ad's and the only thing I can find is the attached ad.  I believe this to be the Ambassador in a two-tone case.

Double date stamped, Shield with a Anchor hand stamp over the top.

This doesn't seem that it's the original bracelet but someone tracked down a pretty nice two tone replacement.

 

 

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Geoffrey Baker 1932 Bulova Ambassador watch 02172016
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Bulova 1936 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1936
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
6231934
Case shape: 
Stepped
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
23.0 X 15.3 aproximately. Measured while in case.
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I want to get your opinion on this one. It's an Ambassador case, but is the movment original? It has the 1936 date code, but it's a 17 jewel.  Only other example of the 36 Ambassador I see on here is George's and his has a 10AN 15 jewel movment.

 

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Bulova 1953 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1953
Movement Model: 
???
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
7137011
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

My Dad recently died and left a drawer full of watches.  One is of interest.
On the back is marked...
10K ROLLED GOLD PLATE
BULOVA
L3

I understand L3 means 1953.

and at the bottom are the numbers...
7137011

I have looked carefully at the 1953 watch images on this site ( Bulova were busy watch makers! ) and i cannot find it, though the Hadley has a somewhat similiar face.

I do not know how to open a watch to see any internal markings.

Any suggestions on the model or value?

It keeps time, including the small second hand, but needs to be wound every day or two.

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GhostFish 1953 Bulova 12 12 14

Bulova 1967 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
Y
Manufacture Year: 
1967
Movement Model: 
12EBACD
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
I548960
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1967 Ambassador "Y"

movement 12EBACD (Buren1322)

nice overview of Ambassador models from the sixties, I hope do not mind external link

advert is not very readable, here is filtered description, advert is up for grabs on eBay

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1967 Ambassador Y
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Bulova 1956 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
H
Manufacture Year: 
1957
Movement Model: 
8BBA
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
0445721
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Believe this to be a 1957 Ambassador "H".

Mike

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Bulova 1969 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1969
Movement Model: 
I do not know
Case Serial No.: 
G249528
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Hello,

 I purchased this watch years ago at a yard sale but just recently found it. I planned to sell on eBay after researching it.

Here is the problem I'm having :

The back shows M9, which according to the chart means its from 1969...correct?

Well, I have researched for 2 days now 1000s of pics of these and can not find any that have the same dial as this one, the minute marks are in center along with Date in the 3 o'clock space, as opposed to all I have seen with the marks along the outter edge.

I did, however, find what looks to be this exact same watch in a eBay auction for a Bulova Ad Poster in which it states its from 1966.

Can anyone help me figure this out? I would like any info I list to be correct as it will of course help in selling. Praying its worth more then I paid for it :-)  It needs cleaning but I do not want to cause any damage to it so will have to have it done and as far as the movement, I have no idea how to open it .

Thanks so much!

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MrsWWonka 1969 Bulova Ambassador 9 20 2014
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1969 Bulova watch

Bulova 1937 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1937
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
633389
Case Serial No.: 
7437532
Case shape: 
Stepped
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 
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1937 Ambassador
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Bulova 1936 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1936
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
627142
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Hi all just purchased this ambassador1934 l hope its as good as it looks, when l get it.

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Bulova 1954 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1954
Movement Model: 
10BT
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
7434848
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1954 AMBASSADOR 17 Jewel 10BT

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Jim Townsend 1954 Bulova Ambassador A 7 3 2014
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