Bulova 1935 Ambassador

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1935
Movement Symbol: 
Triangle
Movement Model: 
10AE
Movement Jewels: 
15
Case Serial No.: 
5139577
Case shape: 
Stepped
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Presumed 1935 Ambassador with yellow 10k RGP top and white hinged case back. There are no markings inside the back.

Believed to be compeltely original--has been in the family since new.

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JP
Posted July 15, 2016 - 12:09pm

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35 Ambassador

jabs
Posted July 15, 2016 - 12:25pm

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+1

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Reverend Rob
Posted July 15, 2016 - 2:13pm

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Ditto.

Andersok
Posted July 15, 2016 - 4:42pm

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Agree with Ambassador

Geoff Baker
Posted July 16, 2016 - 5:56am

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No question there, all Ambassador. Beautiful watch. I'd like to hear more about 'in the family since new'.

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Watch Carefully
Posted July 16, 2016 - 8:51am

Thanks for the comments, fellas, and the excellent resource you have built here at MyBulova.

Geoff, this was given to me by a great aunt in the mid-1990s. Another great aunt's late husband was the original owner. I'm met him when I was a very young lad, but he died quite some time before I recieved it, as did his wife, so I don't have any real history of it or the owner. All of those folks have now passed on, and I was lucky to have recieved quite a few old watches from that generation. I wrote an essay about being the caretaker of these old timepieces. If you care to read it, it is here

The straps on this ambassador appear to be very old pigskin. I doubt they are original (considering the wear evident on the case, it must have gotten enough use to also have seen the demise of a set of straps, or two) but they are near enough to the original type to enhance the vintage appearance of the watch considerably.

Cheers
Brad

Geoff Baker
Posted July 17, 2016 - 5:30am

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Great essay Brad, I'm a huge fan of heirloom watches. My father collected pocket watches. I don't think there is a more personal item than a pocket watch and still have several of his. As you can tell I am a collector of wristwatches although it does not appear that either of my children are interested at this time, perhaps that will change.

I like the strap on this watch, this is what it most likely looked like new. I think all Ambassador models of the mid thirties (white and yellow) were mounted on this bracelet.