Bulova 1940 Ambassador "D"

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
D
Manufacture Year: 
1940
Movement Symbol: 
Omega
Movement Model: 
10AX
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
0506828
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
24mm x 18.mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1940 lone eagle

Running w/little oil

Dial is in very good condition

Crystal scuffed and discollored.

I actually purchased this just for the band , But when i saw that all changed..

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shelton243
Posted October 12, 2016 - 11:03am

10k inc. snap back

 

JP
Posted October 12, 2016 - 12:14pm

Panel Member

40 Lone Eagle

jabs
Posted October 13, 2016 - 3:10am

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Lone Eagle; discussion is here

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shelton243
Posted October 13, 2016 - 3:52am

I checked the dimensions and they are smaller than this one, I do have one that size without the engravings

Case 41.1mm x 25.7mm  * measurement without removing crown and bracelet but not including them.

Crystals larger also, 24mm x 18mm   I was able to measure it while it was out.

I can give a picture of the two side by side. 

I looked at the pictures of the other two you referenced and mine are just the oppisite, the engraved is the larger of the two.

 

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shelton243
Posted October 13, 2016 - 3:59am

I have looked at a 40 Ambassador and the dimensions are the same without engravings .

So it makes me wonder if it's a-Lone Ambassador. lol

Geoff Baker
Posted October 13, 2016 - 8:52pm

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I would say it's a 1940 Lone Eagle

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shelton243
Posted October 14, 2016 - 4:20am

I have the 41 lone eagle w/out the engraving however it's considerably smaller then this one.  It's the size combined with the engraving throwing me off.

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1955mercury
Posted October 14, 2016 - 8:39am

It looks like the Ambassador (D) with the original band shown in this 1939 ad.

 

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shelton243
Posted October 14, 2016 - 8:45am

It sure does   I've been in doubt about the Lone eagle Just because of this watch's size,  it's much larger than the 41 Lone eagle I have

Geoff Baker
Posted October 16, 2016 - 6:49am

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I'm changing my vote, I think Alan and Michael are right, I think this is the Ambassador D.