Bulova 1951 Ambassador

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
1.585713
Manufacture Year: 
1951
Movement Model: 
8AC
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
6169955
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Not For Sale
Bulova watch
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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted December 11, 2011 - 1:29pm

'AMBASSADOR' in 1951

matt stott
Posted December 11, 2011 - 1:40pm

 Thanks!  I changed the title to reflect ( I was going by case shape only).

 

I bought this watch a while back from someone here (but via ebay).

 

Matt

rcbrandon
Posted August 9, 2012 - 8:38pm

I have one of these and was finally glad to be able to identify it.   It belonged to my father.  Any suggestions who/where or how I could get it repaired?

 

Richard

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William Smith
Posted August 21, 2012 - 1:13am

Club 5000Panel Member

Hi Richard. We have several great watchmakers as members on site.  Many of them do mail-in servicing, and the quality of work is fantastic.  Here's the link to members websites. Some watchmakers are listed there.   On the main homepage, there's also a banner ad which admin runs for various watchmakers/jewelers.  Those are a resource too.

Hope this helps you get your watch repaired/serviced.

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bobbee
Posted November 12, 2012 - 7:43am

Case serial no. has this as 1946. Ambassador is a misnomer, DOUGLAS would be correct.

1947 ad.

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bobbee
Posted November 12, 2012 - 1:01pm

Probably the "A" variant.

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bobbee
Posted November 15, 2012 - 5:30am

No takers?

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DarHin
Posted November 15, 2012 - 11:43am

Bob, I would agree if there were no date code on the case. Unfortunately the record is a little slim on details.

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bobbee
Posted November 15, 2012 - 11:50am

True dat.
Remove, or leave as a "how not to"?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 15, 2012 - 1:48pm

ad Dated 1949 http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/vintage_ads/bulova-ad-1949-4...

We should leave the ID as a "how not to".