Bulova 1955 -Unknown

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Manufacture Year: 
1955
Movement Model: 
11AC
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
A693527
Case shape: 
Other
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Pretty sure this is not the proper crystal. 23mm by 20mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I guess I already started by saying I don't think this is the right crystal, but it seems to fit well and sure looks cool! Both movement and case back are stamped L5, leading me to believe this is a 1955, but I leave that for the panel to decide. I've looked through all the '50's watches that are posted and all the ads, the best I can come up with is it looks most like a '53 Ambassador A with different lugs. Also kind of looked like a Senator in one of the ads. I wore this around all day and forgot I had it on, so light and comfortable. Kept awesome time too! Whatever it's title is I'm calling this one A Keeper. It's funny how you fall for a watch. 

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Dane K 1972 Bulova 02 26 2015
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mybulova_admin
Posted February 22, 2015 - 5:20am

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Certainly thinking that this watch is part of the Ambassador series. Looking now for a match.

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William Smith
Posted February 26, 2015 - 2:06pm

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bobbee
Posted February 26, 2015 - 5:32pm

Yep.

Geoff Baker
Posted March 1, 2015 - 6:30am

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Sorry Dane, I missed this one all week, I agree with Bob and Will  on Ambassador "A" ID

PS: the advert above is 1953

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William Smith
Posted March 8, 2015 - 5:10pm

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Thanks Geoff   Typo of 1963 for linked ad changed to 1953.

Andersok
Posted March 1, 2015 - 6:52am

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When I zoom into the "A" in the ad the lugs appear to show some horizontal steps and they appear to extend out past the sides. I don't see these features in the subject watch,. It looks like a match otherwise and could be an Ambassador of another variant.

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William Smith
Posted March 1, 2015 - 12:28pm

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Yea I do sort of see the "hips" that extend beyond the rounded part of the case side.  Sure were lots of Ambassadors around this time too.
I'd go three ticks for Ambassador generic, or two ticks for the "A" variant.
Still voting for "A" though

Andersok
Posted March 1, 2015 - 6:42pm

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Here is an A "A" - 1953 ad

Different case

jabs
Posted March 2, 2015 - 6:17am

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Agree with A "A"

edit: Ken scores,  the case really does not fit for A "A"

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bobbee
Posted March 2, 2015 - 5:45am