Bulova 1957 Ambassador

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.2575
Manufacture Year: 
1957
Movement Model: 
8BBA
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
C445854
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Curved Glass
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

17 jewel  self-winding caliber 8 BBA in a 10kt gold filled case.  Marked L7

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madmenwatches
Posted August 19, 2013 - 10:59pm

Does anyone know the model?  I rarely see this a watch with this movement in it.

madmenwatches
Posted August 19, 2013 - 11:01pm

10kt gold filled

JP
Posted August 19, 2013 - 11:24pm

Panel Member

First time I have ever seen this movement. Nice find and Great watch.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 20, 2013 - 4:24am

mybulova_admin
Posted August 20, 2013 - 5:33am

Club 5000Panel Member

Agreed, generic Ambassador, but very well could be the 'G' variant. We don't see too many square auto's.

bourg01
Posted August 21, 2013 - 8:36am

Panel Member

Not the "G", case lines and lugs are different. I'm not convinced Ambassador either. Unkown for now.

mybulova_admin
Posted August 26, 2013 - 6:56am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hmmm, looking at this again, you are correct Shawn, the case certainly looks to differ from the subject watch. Back to the drawing board.

madmenwatches
Posted August 21, 2013 - 8:42am

I agree. Does not case the case lines of a Ambassador based on the above pics of Ambassador.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted August 26, 2013 - 8:36am

A 17 Jewel automatic with subsiduary Dial in 1957 would be nothing but an 'AMBASSADOR'.

With named variants to at least "J" there's a minimum 10 variations of this line, possibly more. Only 3 are depicted in the ad.

The 8 BBA Movement has been identified as being used in the 'AMBASSADOR'. (see linked Watch in prior post)

'AMBASSADOR'

 

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Reverend Rob
Posted August 26, 2013 - 11:03am

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I have a similar watch, same movt, I will add it now.