Bulova 1936 Ambassador

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1936
Movement Symbol: 
Square
Movement Model: 
10AE
Additional Information: 

1936 Ambassador, hidden lug model. Nice etching. Original Matching band with grooves in centre links as the lugs have.

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William Smith
Posted August 13, 2012 - 5:50am

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Don't the ads show this Ambassador w/ 15 jewels only?  Did i get this wrong?

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bobbee
Posted August 13, 2012 - 6:35am

Last 1936 Ad shows Ambassador with 17 jewels, Will.

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William Smith
Posted August 13, 2012 - 6:40am

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Figures...I stopped after seeing the several ads w/ 15 jewel in 1934/35  related thread here  http://www.mybulova.com/node/4877

and subject watch is 1936  Thanks Bob

EDIT...and again two 15 jewel ads in 1936 below....Still looking for that 17 jewel ad, and I don't doubt it's in there Bob....but then what do we do?


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bobbee
Posted August 13, 2012 - 6:55am

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William Smith
Posted August 13, 2012 - 6:58am

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Yea I just found it too Bob.  So we have three ads from 36, two w/ 15; one w/ 17. Guess it came in both jewel count....or we gots us a humdinger.....

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bobbee
Posted August 13, 2012 - 8:28am

Also 1937, Will. Why does your 1936 ad above show the Goldcraft as an Ambassador variant? Totally different watch. Looks as if the w/gold variant had 15 jewels.

Edit: Maybe prior to 1937 the Ambassador with 17 jewels was known as the Goldcraft, is that your meaning, Will? No ads before '37 for Goldcraft.

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William Smith
Posted August 13, 2012 - 1:17pm

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Bob I think my 1936 ad a few comments up is a Sears ad, and it isn't necessarily showing the Goldcraft as an Ambassador variant, but perhaps a similar model or who knows?  I wasn't thinking the Goldcraft was such anyway.   The ad directly above is from 1937? 

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bobbee
Posted August 13, 2012 - 1:25pm

Yah. 

I was just going by the reference nos. on your ad above, Will. Probably just bad referencing by the retailer, been seen before.

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William Smith
Posted August 13, 2012 - 2:04pm

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I gotta read these ads closer. Bob your 1937 ad above indicates natural gold plate Ambassador is 17 jewel and white gold plate is 15 jewel. 

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bobbee
Posted August 13, 2012 - 2:11pm

Glad you picked up on that. It's all so much clearer now, isn't it? NOT.