Bulova 1940 Ambassador "B"

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
B
Manufacture Year: 
1940
Movement Symbol: 
Omega
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
0211091
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Additional Information: 

Movement is also stamped  Bulova Watch Co.  "AAA" USA.

Case is stamped "B-10K Gold Filled"

I'm thinking this is an Ambassador A but I'm not certain.

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bsshog40 1939 Bulova 04 03 2015
1940 Bulova watch
1940 Bulova watch
bsshog40
Posted April 2, 2015 - 7:34pm

You are correct my friend. I missed the omega mark on the movement up close to the crown stem. So this represents what? And what do I have?

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1955mercury
Posted April 2, 2015 - 7:47pm

The omega symbol is what Bulova used to indicate the movement was made in 1940. If you put your cursor on "Information" at the top of the screen and click on "Bulova date codes" you'll find a chart showing all the symbols Bulova used and their corresponding dates.

bsshog40
Posted April 2, 2015 - 7:51pm

Cool, thanks again my friend. 

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1955mercury
Posted April 2, 2015 - 8:39pm

You're very welcome.

jabs
Posted April 3, 2015 - 2:15am

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Ambassador "B" for me too

Geoff Baker
Posted April 3, 2015 - 5:36am

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Howdy boss, welcome to myBulova, this is a fine old Bulova watch you have. Merc is spot on, look long and hard enough, you find that band but you'll probably end up with another Ambassador watch too!

Ambassador B, nice one. Is this the start of a collection?

bsshog40
Posted April 3, 2015 - 7:20am

Thanks guys! Not really a collector. Just one of a few old watches from my dads stuff. I like to try to get things to original if possible though.