Bulova 1952 Ambassador

9/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.229999
Manufacture Year: 
1952
Movement Model: 
8AC
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
61603317
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
N/A
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1952 Ambassador. Watch # 22 shown below.

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William Smith
Posted August 23, 2012 - 2:28pm

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two ticks for tentative Ambassador. It's always nice to hear from the minority, as this may impact how one votes. 

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bobbee
Posted November 12, 2012 - 5:34am

With this new 1952 ad, and the fact that all other Ambassadors from this time frame are 17 jewels only, subject should be renamed the EVERETT.

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bobbee
Posted November 15, 2012 - 6:15am

This above ad is from Iowa, and have seen the same ad in a Michigan paper too, I think.

Surely that, along with the jewel difference with other Ambassadors from this era, gives us a definite reason for the EVERETT?

Geoff Baker
Posted November 15, 2012 - 6:33am

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I'm in Bob's camp now, I'm officially changing my vote to Everett, the 21 J mvnt did it for me

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William Smith
Posted December 6, 2012 - 4:50pm

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We have one 1952 Ambassador ad w/ 21 jewels, and I believe three 21 jewle Everett ads from time period?  Both ads below are dated 1952.  The source for most of these newspaper ads are an entire scan of a newspaper page, showing name of newspaper, day and date of publication- but that doesn't mean the ad the newspaper ran was from that date- it just ran on that date.

      
Bobbee can you post the other two Everette ads below (with date)?  I'll look too. 

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bobbee
Posted December 6, 2012 - 7:01pm

One I found is at the top of this page, from June 1952.

This one is the new one Jerin found from 1954, Johnsonville NY.

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William Smith
Posted December 6, 2012 - 7:35pm

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This record, along with two others - another currntly ID'ed 1952 Ambassador "A", and a 1953 Ambassador- have been resubmited to the panel for ID review based on new ads.

bourg01
Posted December 6, 2012 - 11:18pm

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Well I'm OK with the "Everett" based on the ad and jewel count at 21. seems to make good sence and the band may have come into play as well. So this subject watch could very well be a Everett with a band change.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted December 7, 2012 - 5:03am

So We are now going to disregard vital information given on page 2 of the thread?

* note model # 38103

The only true observable differentiating factor between the 2 Watches at this time is the strap they were sold on - unless the price sheet references displayed prior are dated differently?

bourg01
Posted December 7, 2012 - 1:42pm

Panel Member

After reading this entire thread, i'm going to stick with Ambassador. Both my ad and the subject watch state 21 jewels disproving the notion that all Ambassador's were 17 Jewels. Again we're back to a real humdinger as Mark would say. In this case I would have to presume that it was the time of year of release, country of release or quite simply the band that account for the difference.