Bulova 1928 -Unknown

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Manufacture Year: 
1928
Movement Symbol: 
Cresent Moon
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
305982
Case Serial No.: 
8131164
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
aprox. 25mm x 22mm
Gender: 
Mens
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JP
Posted September 15, 2013 - 8:24pm

Panel Member

Nice watch. If you want good hands for it I have them and re-lummed as well. PM me for more info.

JP

mybulova_admin
Posted September 16, 2013 - 6:28am

Club 5000Panel Member

The price guide has this listed as an "Ambassador" but I don't believe we have a confirmed advert yet.

So I'm tentative "Ambassador".

A dial clean and a new crystal would see this watch clean right up.

Constantin
Posted September 16, 2013 - 10:53am

The watch has a very nice case black decoration. Have you any idea what is the black? Enamel, or just paint?

Do you know where can I find tonneau crystals for these vintage watches?  Thanks

mybulova_admin
Posted September 16, 2013 - 8:52pm

Club 5000Panel Member

It will be enamel. There are a number of members that stock crystals, hopefully one of them can help. You'll need to measure the existing crystal if you haven't done so already.

JP
Posted September 16, 2013 - 9:35pm

Panel Member

PM Dacca and he can probably help you.

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Posted September 17, 2013 - 4:06am

I'm going against the 'price guide' on this one as the Model naming has been shown to be unreliable and several published advertisements of era show the 'AMBASSADOR' as entirely different.

'UNKNOWN'

 

Geoff Baker
Posted September 17, 2013 - 4:54am

Club 5000Panel Member

I think I'm in the same spot Mark. I would only give this one tick as Ambassabor. I just bought the same watch, although not quite as nice I think.

Unknown for now. I really like this one.

mybulova_admin
Posted September 18, 2013 - 5:33am

Club 5000Panel Member

Why didn't I look at the date of the watch :-)

Can't be an Ambassador as the typical square model was still current during 1928 and 1929 so this cannot be an Ambassador as stated in the watch price guide.

Unknown for me also at this time.

mybulova_admin
Posted September 18, 2013 - 10:48pm

Club 5000Panel Member

This is the price guide information I referenced to above, but it would appear to be incorrect, as we have found with a number of watches listed in it. 

Looking through the official Bulova adverts for this period the Ambassador maintained its square shape right through 1928 and well into 1929, if not beyond.

The 1928 dates on your watch would certainly suggest that it is another model.

Constantin
Posted September 18, 2013 - 12:24pm

However I found this "Ambassador" here