Bulova 1932 Ambassador

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 
1932
Movement Symbol: 
T
Movement Model: 
10AN
Movement Jewels: 
15
Movement Serial No.: 
601623
Case Serial No.: 
2140490
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I believe this to be the Maxim.  The only ad we have coincides with the watch.

There's an addtional serial number stamped on the back of the case, which is pretty unusual for the year.  It shows:  221807, and you can see it looks like it was stamped after the fact?

It's pretty unusual anyway.

White gold case with etching down the bezel, gold numbers.

The advertisement is from a 1933 newspaper ad.

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bourg01
Posted January 14, 2015 - 10:28pm

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I think you nailed it with that ad. I'd love to see it with the dial re finished.

mybulova_admin
Posted January 15, 2015 - 12:08am

Club 5000Panel Member

 

1932 Bulova Maxim works for me. Nice rare piece.

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bobbee
Posted January 15, 2015 - 1:34am

Ambassador.

1933 and 1934 ads.

 

This is a 1932 ad for the Maxim.

 

 

 

plainsmen
Posted January 15, 2015 - 1:48am

Club 5000Panel Member

My Maxim ad is from 1933.  Yours is from 32?  Hrmm...  do we have confirmation on either of them?

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bobbee
Posted January 15, 2015 - 2:07am

plainsmen wrote:

My Maxim ad is from 1933.  Yours is from 32?  Hrmm...  do we have confirmation on either of them?

 

We got another Ambassador ad.

 

We also got your Ambassador from a couple of weeks ago, remember?

 

 

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bobbee
Posted January 15, 2015 - 2:13am

plainsmen
Posted January 15, 2015 - 2:14am

Club 5000Panel Member

You know what... I think I'm good with it being an Ambassador after seeing several of the other ads.

I've changed my mind.  Ambassador.

Maybe that Maxim add I have from 1933 is kaput.

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William Smith
Posted January 15, 2015 - 3:34am

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I'm thinking Ambassador too.  Don't know what to think of the two Maxim ads though.  I noticed there was no second serial number on the outside case back of Plains two tone, and could not tell from Marks' example if there was second outside serial number or not.

Geoff Baker
Posted January 17, 2015 - 7:30am

Club 5000Panel Member

I too think the Ambassador ID is correct here. Too much evidence against the Maxim. The last advert Bob posted confirms it was available in both yellow and white.

jabs
Posted January 17, 2015 - 7:31am

Panel Member

Agree with Ambassador ID