Bulova 1946 Ambassador

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His Excellency
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This has a 10K white gold filled case. I found this in an old box of junkers. My dad was a watchmaker and this was an old cigar box of odds and ends that he kept. It does need cleaning up and serviced. It does have some rust but it does run a little. It also needs a crystal. I believe it is a "His Excellency".

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Posted August 5, 2012 - 6:30pm

any info on this is appreciated.

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Posted August 5, 2012 - 7:52pm

1946 ad Names the Case an 'AMBASSADOR' as part of the 'EXCELLENCY GROUP'.


by 1948 Bulova watch models from the 'EXCELLENCY GROUP' drop their individual names and become known as the 'HIS EXCELLENCY', identified individually by 'variant' letters. 

Posted August 9, 2012 - 8:54am

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Not the Ambassador as the adverts indicate they were rose gold and the dial is different.

At this stage I'd say a generic His Excellency, variant unknown.

Geoff Baker
Posted August 9, 2012 - 7:20pm

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Agree, not Ambassador. Really not a '47 ad showing this style in anything but solid yellow and pink. Guess I would be tempted by generic Excellency..........still not sure.

Posted August 10, 2012 - 9:30pm

Ambassador, variant unknown, the faceted lugs plus the fact that there could be other variants other than Rose Gold/White dials that were produced, we just don't have an ad yet.

Posted August 13, 2012 - 12:26am

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I agree with OT Ambassador unknown variant for now

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William Smith
Posted August 13, 2012 - 7:21am

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3 Ambassador
1 Excellency
1 His Excellency
I'm still researching....

Here's a snippet of the ad Fifth links above (1946)

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 5:46am

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I'm going with Ambassador, variant unknown.

Posted August 23, 2012 - 8:32am

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4 for Ambassador

2 for generic His Excellency.

Posted August 23, 2012 - 9:57pm

Thanks for all the input. I believe from the ads I have looked at, it is an Ambassador, variant unknown. When I get a chance to service it, I will post another picture of it.

Thanks again.