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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 1932 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1932
Movement Symbol: 
T
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
601623
Case Serial No.: 
2140190
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Just updating these pictures.  I think we should go with the Ambassador on this one but we never got past Unknown back when this was first posted.

 

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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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Bulova 1939 Ambassador

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

I'm always a sucker for this tri-colored grayscale dial.  The Ambassador C of the late 1930's.  Hands are wrong... needs Modern in white.

The 21 Jewel, 10AE is marked with an od "AAA".  It seems familiar but I don't recall where.  Or if I just made up remembering it.

Anyway.. great watch... to bad I don't have the bracelet. 

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Bulova 1934 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1934
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Additional Information: 

Gents all I can say is wow... seriously.  Holy moly... this thing almost shows NOS.  It's that nice. 

Runs great... original bracelet... grea dial.. good glass... either this thing was kept in a climate controlled esc space or it's been totally overhauled recently.  Either way... absolutely the nicest example of this model I've ever seen!

Also... the watch is stamped on the outside with the Bulova and that bell type symbol of the mid-30's watches.  No stamp inside.  I'm now convinced that these are original cases and won't be swayed!

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Bulova 1929 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1929
Movement Symbol: 
Shield
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
630140
Case Serial No.: 
9529417
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Case measures 33mm lug to lug x 26mm wide non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

White Dial shows raised Gilt Arabic numerals and Bulova Signature, tracks are printed Black. Hour and Minute Hands are Modern style and a Modern style seconds Hand appears on a sub Dial fully obscuring the 6.

A dustshield and retaining ring appears over the movement.

Caseback is stamped as shown.

*movement fully serviced by My Bulova Graduate Watchmaker Mr Richard Hostetler Jr 1/11/2012.

 

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Bulova 1953 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1953
Movement Model: 
10BT
Movement Jewels: 
17
Movement Serial No.: 
NONE
Case Serial No.: 
5845442
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Hi,

This came to me on August 12th. I just found it in the catolog section. It a real handsome piece. I don't know how to tell the different crysyals, sorry.  Gemex band. Built the year I was born, I was thankful to get this one.

Terry

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Bulova 1939 Ambassador

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1939
Movement Symbol: 
Shield
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
950091
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Crystal Details: 
24.0mm x 17.8mm curved on the long side
Additional Information: 

1939 Bulova "Ambassador" 21J 10AE "AAA" Grade Movement with the shield date code, Nice Satin White dial with raised Glod numbers and Gold hands, 10K Gold Filled Bezel and Back, 12K Gold filled B/R Bracelet Band. (Might be Original)

Very will cared for Original watch, Running Stong.

* Photo update 11-13-11

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