Bulova 1949 -Unknown

Model ID rating explained.
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Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Model: 
8ac
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
5164692
Case shape: 
Square
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
checkerboard
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Rare 14k gold checkerboard in pristine condition!!! Make me an offer! Email at villageauto@bellnet.ca.

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piper1 1950 Bulova Unknown 07 24 2014
Bulova watch
Jim Townsend
Posted July 5, 2014 - 4:14am

Ambassador  and a very nice one at that.

Jim Townsend
Posted July 5, 2014 - 4:18am

 Beautiful watch have not seen this dial before though but i like it alot.

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William Smith
Posted July 5, 2014 - 11:35am

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So what's the difference between the Ambassador and the Everett?  Both ads are dated 1952.

       

Then to complicate things, we have this 1949 ad showing the 21 jewel Ambassador as a completly different beast.

In rereading various period-close Ambassador examples in the database, I think the 3 Everett ads didn't show up until 1952.  

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bobbee
Posted July 5, 2014 - 9:01pm

These 1953 ads show yet another name.

 

William Smith wrote:

So what's the difference between the Ambassador and the Everett?  Both ads are dated 1952.

       

Then to complicate things, we have this 1949 ad showing the 21 jewel Ambassador as a completly different beast.

In rereading various period-close Ambassador examples in the database, I think the 3 Everett ads didn't show up until 1952.  

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William Smith
Posted July 5, 2014 - 12:23pm

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I like the "Harlequin dial".  I think that's what we ended up calling this dial type?

Chester, PA Times, June 4,1953      "Park Lane" 

mybulova_admin
Posted July 5, 2014 - 7:50pm

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Thanks Will that's the advert I was looking for. I knew I'd seen it before in this configuration.

Park Lane for me too.

Piper, what's the date code on the back if the watch?

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bobbee
Posted July 5, 2014 - 9:04pm

mybulova_admin wrote:

Thanks Will that's the advert I was looking for. I knew I'd seen it before in this configuration.

Park Lane for me too.

Piper, what's the date code on the back if the watch?

 

Not the Park Lane, wrong case.

This is either a redial or a marriage. Nice looking though.

mybulova_admin
Posted July 7, 2014 - 5:30pm

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I stand corrected, the case is certainly different from that of the Park Lane.

I'm at unknown.

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William Smith
Posted July 5, 2014 - 9:21pm

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Yea I confused Admin with that ad. I was showing the dial configuration , as the case is different in ad from subject watch. still thinking through the other choices. Ambassador, Everette, and isn't there a similar 21 jewel named Gentry? . . . or some model name close to "Gantry"?

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bobbee
Posted July 6, 2014 - 5:29pm

Look upwards...