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Bulova 1934 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1934
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
N/A
Case Serial No.: 
408674
Case shape: 
Stepped
Crystal Details: 
N/A
Additional Information: 

Here's another old beauty that's getting some wrist time lately. 1934 Ambassador and I believe the band is original though it doesn't match the add. It's marked R/R 1/20 12k Gold filled, pat 1,786,943, Made In USA. Note the ad refers to both white and natural gold . Caseback stamped 10K Rolled Gold Plate.She's a 2 tone beauty that's going to be with me a very long time. I hope one day my Son will see the beauty in these old lovelies and I'll make them his. Enjoy all.

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Bulova 1952 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1952
Movement Model: 
8AC
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
61603317
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
N/A
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1952 Ambassador. Watch # 22 shown below.

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Bulova 1934 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1934
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
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Case shape: 
Stepped
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

Movement: Bulova Watch Co. 15 Jewels Adjusted 10AN (circle date symbol)1934
Inside Case Back:  BULOVA QUALITY  4026183 (lots of jewelers marks from service history)
Outside Case Back: 10K Gold Filled   BULOVA (on upper edge of case back)  338154 
Dial:  White dial w/ black printed outer minute and sub second track, raised gilt BULOVA and hash marks.  Gilt Index hands.

Case measurements:  33mm lug tip to lug tip by 25mm at widest point of steps (not counting crown)
Crystal measurements:  23.5mm x 15.3mm rectangular, measured in watch at front where bezel meets raised part of crystal. 
Lug gap: 12.2mm at lug holes.

10K Gold Filled, with BULOVA on edge of case.  Note no bell-shaped symbol.

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Bulova 1934 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1935
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
5182748
Case shape: 
Stepped
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Marked 10k RGP. White Gold. Dial is butler finished with raised gilt numerals and black tracks. Dial need a re-finish as some of the track is missing. As always watch has been cleaned and oiled and runs very well and keeps good time. Case has some scratching but not real noticable. Case is hinged.

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Bulova 1946 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1947
Movement Symbol: 
47
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
7794882
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
His Excellency
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This has a 10K white gold filled case. I found this in an old box of junkers. My dad was a watchmaker and this was an old cigar box of odds and ends that he kept. It does need cleaning up and serviced. It does have some rust but it does run a little. It also needs a crystal. I believe it is a "His Excellency".

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Bulova 1952 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1952
Movement Model: 
8AC
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
6160333
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1952 Ambassador in mint condition fresh from service. Case is awesome  10kt  gold filled

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Bulova 1927 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1927
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
210014
Case Serial No.: 
7688519
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
American Standard Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Nice old survivor.  Dial in great shape.

 

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Bulova 1966 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1966
Movement Model: 
12e
Movement Jewels: 
30
Case Serial No.: 
488048
Case shape: 
Round
Additional Information: 

 

 

Watch was purchased in Hong Kong in 1970 by my Brother.

I really do not know much about it other than it is an 18k gold case, a 30 jewel movement, a croc strap and I have only been able to find 1 other like it that was said to be a 1960 model. This case has a 1966 date on it.

I have had it repaired but I have never opened it up to see the inside.

The interesting thing is that it has a screw in the back case.

 

 

 

 

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Bulova 1972 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1972
Movement Model: 
12EBACD
Movement Jewels: 
30
Movement Serial No.: 
None, M8 date
Case Serial No.: 
419618
Case shape: 
CornerCut
Crystal Details: 
Acrylic, appears original
Additional Information: 

I have been a watch enthusiast for more than 50 years but not always an active collector. For the past two years I have been adding to my collection of Accutrons but a recent post on Watch Talk Forum about Bulova 23J auto watches  piqued my interest.  Since then I have acquired 8 auto winds and re- sold two of those. I now have three 23J autos and three 30J autos. This is my latest - a 30J micro rotor that just arrived yesterday.

The case is EGP and in near-mint condition. Top is polished but for a small etched ring around the crystal. The edges are etched and the case bottom is brushed. Case back is SS one-piece screw in. Case back markings are: Bulova, Gold Electroplate Bezel and Stainless Steel Back with the serial number and N2 date code. Crown is signed "Bulova".

Crystal is acrylic and appears original. I say this because there were some surface scuffs that polished out and the case does not appear to have been abused.  The dial is reddish in the center, fading out to a dark red around raised, gold hour hash marks.  Minute marks painted on between hour hash marks. Hands are GP with a luminous light green section from middle outward. Markings on dial: Bulova, 30, Automatic and T SWISS T at bottom.

The movement is clean, running  and auto winding well plus appears to be keeping reasonably accurate time.

The band is not original but a new replacement that complements both the case and dial.

While doing research, one statement I came across was that watches with these movements did not sell well. It is curious that the movement has a date code of M8 and the case date is four years later at N2. I know there is sometimes a year, maybe two, between movement and case dates but this seems a little wide to me. I am wondering if the movement was recased at some point. The watch is supposed to be factory original. I could not find a case style like it in the ads. Whil researching, I did come across a 218 Mickey Mouse Accutron with either a very similar or exact same case style.

IMHO, the watch is stunning and, if not original, I plan on leaving it just as it is.  Any info would be appreciated. Many thanks!

 

 

 

 

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Bulova 1954 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1954
Movement Model: 
10BT
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
8249010
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
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