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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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Bulova 1941 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1941
Movement Symbol: 
Asterisk
Movement Model: 
10AX
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
0941848
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Additional Information: 

Case is 10K gold filled. Original band. Keeps perfect time.

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1941 Bulova watch
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Bulova 1927 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1927
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
10A
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
167760
Case Serial No.: 
7679186
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
American Standard Bulova
Crystal Details: 
21.69mm X 21.74mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Inside back reads Bulova 14K Gold Filled American Standard Pat. June 10 1924. Watch is a trifold with engraving on bothe side and on back with X in the middle on all engraving.

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Bulova 1929 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1929
Movement Model: 
10AP
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
614690
Case Serial No.: 
9392855
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Interstingly I couldn't find any date code on this movement so I am basing the year on the first digit of the case serial number.

Hinged case is 14K White Gold Filled

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Bulova 1933 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1934
Movement Symbol: 
Asterisk
Movement Model: 
10AX
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
None
Case Serial No.: 
408579
Case shape: 
Stepped
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
approximately 15.13mm x 23.47mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Very nice two tone hinged case and marked 10K Roled Gold Plate and hidden lugs.

The movement is marked for 1933 manufacture date but the cse serial number indicates it was made in 1934.

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