Ambassador

Bulova 1939 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
C
Manufacture Year: 
1939
Movement Symbol: 
Shield
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
9506948
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

I'm always a sucker for one of those black/white/gray explosion dials.

This Ambassador "C" is sporting one of the "AAA" 21 Jewel movements.  The lugs are very close together and it will need a unique band to fit.

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Bulova 1965 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1965
Movement Model: 
12EBACD
Movement Jewels: 
30
Case Serial No.: 
?
Case shape: 
Square
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Bulova 1967 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1967
Movement Model: 
12EBA
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
J357972
Case shape: 
Round
Additional Information: 

14KT Bezel

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Bulova 1926 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1926
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
10 AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
6653518
Case shape: 
Square
Crystal Details: 
W C 2Z212 212
Additional Information: 

 

Train wreck in a nice tri-fold Case.

 

Vintage advertisement Dated 1926.

as found.

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Bulova 1966 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1966
Movement Model: 
12EBA
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
1836610
Case shape: 
Round
Crystal Details: 
Armée
Additional Information: 

 Just a nice example of the Bulova Ambassador with the Buren Micro Rotor 1280 calibre. The bezel is 14K gold, and the compressor style case is accessed from the front, with a split stem. I need to replace the crown, and the hands look a bit moth eaten also. I might leave the dial as is, although it certainly won't win any awards either. It runs excellent since I serviced it, when I got it, it was badly magnetized, filthy, and swimming in oil. Also the crystal was the wrong size, and glued in place with gobs of epoxy. I like it, and I think it's a keeper. 

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Bulova 1941 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1941
Movement Model: 
n/a
Movement Jewels: 
21
Movement Serial No.: 
n/a
Case Serial No.: 
1219246
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Crystal Details: 
18.06mm wide x 24.15mm long
Additional Information: 

This case was discussed on the forum with a movement in it and is almost identical to that one with the exception of the lack of an engraved line around each lug near the end, otherwise it is identical.The back is signed on the inside and outside and is marked 10k gold filled and the back is all gold filled on the outside. The reciever for the movement on the inside of the back is round and the case is slightly curved. The distance between the lugs on each end is 9.50mm. The bracelet is probably original and is marked Krestenmade and is 1/20 10k gold filled as well.

This case is just too beautiful to not get the correct movement put in it and I'm not into creating a frankenbully.

Please contact me by PM if you need to.

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Bulova 1926 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1926
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
218243
Case Serial No.: 
6420876
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
American Standard Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Square case

14k white gold filled

edge pattern and matching frame on the back

interesting double hinge tri opening.

blue steel hands

Four adjustments to movement

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Bulova 1933 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1933
Movement Symbol: 
Cresent Moon
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
402013
Case Serial No.: 
335827
Case shape: 
Stepped
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Optical
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I've been researching this one for a while and 1938 Ambassador is the best I can come up with. I'm hoping you all agree with my logic.

The movement is the 15 jewel AN10 (4 adjustments) serial number 402013 and a crescent moon date symbol.

The case is the hinged type matching others identified as 1934 and later Ambassadors in the database. However, the case serial numbers for those in the database are as follows:

1934 - 408674

1935 - 5050387

1935 - 5061224

This one's case has serial number 335827, which looks to be earlier than those above.

With the crescent moon symbol and the earlier serial number I thought it may be 1928. The problem is that the late 1920's Ambassadors don't look anything like this. This style start showing up around 1934, so that's where the 1938 assumption comes from.

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Bulova 1951 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1951
Movement Model: 
8AC
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
6169955
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
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Bulova 1939 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1939
Movement Symbol: 
Shield
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
Unknown
Case shape: 
Oval
Gender: 
Men's
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