Bulova 1936 Ambassador

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1936
Movement Symbol: 
Circle
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
6514898
Case shape: 
Stepped
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Glass - appears original
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 I'm going to say this is a 1936 Ambassador. Movement dated 1934, case s/n starts with a 6. Watch looks like it was seldom if ever worn. Engraving is crisp, no signs of plating wear or even scratches from normal use. Band appears to be the original and is in the same spotless condition. Face shows one rub in the "5" corner, otherwise about perfect. Crystal is glass and has a couple very light small scratches under magnification. 

The tops of the steps closest to the sides of the crysal retain their original satin finish, while the rest of the case is high polish.

Movement is super clean with the exception of one rust area around one screw. It's almost appears that someone lost a drop of sweat when assembling the watch and it laid in the cup on top of the gear for a while with the watch laying face down. Watch doesn't show any signs it was ever apart or serviced. Curious to say the least. 

Interior of hinged case inscribed "Bulova Fifth Avenue New York" No jeweler's marks. Currently keeping perfect time.

I opened the package this came in and thought "wow, where have you been hiding?". It is literally the finest unrestored original Bulova from the 1930's that wasn't verified NOS that I have ever encountered.

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted August 15, 2018 - 7:41pm

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Kathy L.
Posted August 15, 2018 - 7:17pm

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What a beauty!  Love all the detail and the band.  Nice ad match.

1936 Bulova Ambassador

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted August 15, 2018 - 7:21pm

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Man, you are really on the ball, Kathy. You hit this one exactly one minute after I posted it!

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted August 15, 2018 - 7:47pm

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Reverend Rob
Posted August 15, 2018 - 9:54pm

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Always fascinating to see them with the original band!

Ad match and a beautiful example. 

1936 Bulova Ambassador.

plainsmen
Posted August 17, 2018 - 1:06am

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Hey!! Are you the Dude who outsniped me for $88 bucks on this last week?!

Haha... I already have one.. but still, it's the principal!

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted August 17, 2018 - 6:47am

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Sorry man.....yup that was me, didn't know it was you. It was pretty fast and furious in the last 5 seconds. Were you first bid or  the other last 5 second sniper along with me? How's the saying go?, Great minds think alike? Bid it to win it :oP

plainsmen
Posted August 17, 2018 - 2:21pm

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Haha.. oh no, I'm a sniper for sure. If I didn't have this exact watch with the orig bracelet already I would have went at least 150 for sure. Super great snag for that watch man.

plainsmen
Posted August 17, 2018 - 1:07am

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All Ambassador all the time... that bracelet intact is much rarer than the watch itself!

jabs
Posted August 17, 2018 - 5:00am

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1936 Bulova Ambassador