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Bulova 1939 Ambassador "D"

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Variant: 

D

Manufacture Year: 

1939

Movement Symbol: 

Shield

Movement Model: 

10AE

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

9449686

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

tonneau 23mm x 16mm +/-

Additional Information

Another easy one

1939 Minute Man "E" just not sure about the yellow tinted crystal. Other than that it's a match in the db and adverts

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1939 Bulova watch
1939 Bulova watch
1939 Bulova watch
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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted February 5, 2019 - 9:04pm

I'm thinking this is more likely an Ambassador like this one

https://www.mybulova.com/watches/1940-ambassador-8319

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brandall54
Posted February 5, 2019 - 11:19pm

I saw the design by the lugs. I just got a good look.... it's a reflection from the bracelet, I do believe I have been corrected again lol. Thanks

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted February 6, 2019 - 8:07am

For 1939 I think this is Ambassador. My question is engraving, do I see it on the sides of the bezel? That might indicate a variant.

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted February 6, 2019 - 12:08pm

I think the Ambassador "D" looks like a match if it indeed does have the engraving.

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brandall54
Posted February 6, 2019 - 1:13pm

It does have the engraving but it is worn down and doesn't really "stand out"

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Reverend Rob
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Posted February 6, 2019 - 4:35pm

We have watches with and without engraving as Ambassadors. It looks like the model changes to Lone Eagle in 1940?

 

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted February 7, 2019 - 7:14am

Yes Rob, I think you're right.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted February 7, 2019 - 7:13am

Engraving makes it Ambassador D per the Bulova Annual Report of 1939. 

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Reverend Rob
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Posted February 7, 2019 - 12:05pm

1939 Ambassador 'D' works for me.

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted February 7, 2019 - 12:06pm

Agreed.