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Bulova 1964 Ambassador

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1964

Movement Model: 

12EBACD

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

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
Panel Member
Posted March 19, 2018 - 11:52pm

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
Panel Member
Posted March 20, 2018 - 2:09am

Agree Ambassador

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted March 20, 2018 - 6:00am

Ambassador

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted March 20, 2018 - 6:52am

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
Panel Member
Posted March 20, 2018 - 7:33am

Agree 1964 Ambassador

JimDon5822
Posted March 20, 2018 - 8:09am

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