Bulova 1932 Ambassador

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1932
Movement Symbol: 
T
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
601623
Case Serial No.: 
2140190
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Just updating these pictures.  I think we should go with the Ambassador on this one but we never got past Unknown back when this was first posted.

 

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1932 Bulova Ambassador
1932 Bulova Ambassador
1932 Bulova Ambassador
1932 Bulova Ambassador
1932 Bulova Ambassador
Bulova Watch advert
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Wayne Hanley
Posted November 2, 2011 - 2:42am

Oh Boy Howdy! Kinda looks like my 1933 Envoy-diamond dot engraving! Is your case 2-tone?

mybulova_admin
Posted November 2, 2011 - 6:31am

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Envoy would be my call too.

plainsmen
Posted November 2, 2011 - 7:13am

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Ah... yep that looks like our guy!  You know I think i looked at that ad as well but my mind glossed right over him.  Cool...

mybulova_admin
Posted November 2, 2011 - 7:30am

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This Edwin is 1929. It may be the same model just with a later edition dial and hands that were common for 1932.

Most of the late 1920s watches that carried over to the 30 had a dial change over of this nature,

But now looking at it again I'm note sure. Keep it as 'Unknown' for now would be my advise until we know more.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted November 2, 2011 - 3:45pm

I like this for the Edwin

 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 2, 2011 - 3:50pm

The 'EDWIN' clearly has an engraved Bezel Wayne, the 'UNKNOWN' above clearly does not.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted November 2, 2011 - 6:31pm

Fifth

The engraving I think you are seeing & referring to is the standard opposing arrows on most all 1925-1930 Bulova mens watches. It's too far over the side of the bevel curve & exagered in the ad.

 

plainsmen
Posted November 2, 2011 - 7:44am

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See Steve I though Edwin as well... but after looking at both... the Edwin has that plain strip running down the inside of each side of the bezel.  Just like the Richard.  Don't know if it's gold or white gold from this Edwin ad.

This unknown has a full etch on the sides of the bezel without that strip.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted November 2, 2011 - 3:43pm

I don't see the opposing arrows on the side of your watch Plaines. A definite indication of a 1932 or higher Bulova tonneau.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 2, 2011 - 7:48am

I like it as the 'ENVOY'

Watch matches the ad 100%.