Bulova 1964 Ambassador

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1964
Movement Model: 
12EBACD
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
No Serial Number
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Other
Crystal Details: 
32MM DOMED ROUND WITH CYCLOPS
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I picked this watch up in a box of old watches.   It is a Bulova Ambassador micro rotor.   It has a 12EBACD movement with the date code of M5.  The case back has the case code of M4.   What makes this one interestring is that the dial reads Automatic and not Self Winding like the other Ambassadors.   It is not running and is missing the outer crown stem and crown and possible a inner ring as the move is a bit loose in the case.  It measures 35mm.   The case back is marked Stainless Steel, Swiss, CB,  506 and M4.  The back says Bulova Waterproof with a dancing female. The dial has applied Bulova and printed Ambassador, Automatic and Swiss.  

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Reverend Rob
Posted March 20, 2018 - 12:52am

Panel Member

On these types of cases it is critical to have the correct crystal, which helps hold the movt secure in the case. This is the Buren Micro Rotor ebauche, and it is the platform upon which the first automatic chronographs were built by a joint venture including Hamilton, Buren, Tag Heuer and Breitling. 

1964 Ambassador.

jabs
Posted March 20, 2018 - 3:09am

Panel Member

Agree Ambassador

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Andersok
Posted March 20, 2018 - 7:00am

Panel Member

Ambassador

Geoff Baker
Posted March 20, 2018 - 7:52am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hard to miss this one,

1946 Bulova Ambassador

PS - the dancing female is a modern representation of the "Goddess of Time" as seen at the top of the page. She was the original Bulova logo.

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted March 20, 2018 - 8:33am

Panel Member

Agree 1964 Ambassador

JimDon5822
Posted March 20, 2018 - 9:09am

Tha nk you all.   I would like to get this one serviced.  Anyone interested in giving it a go....just PM me.