Bulova 1928 Ambassador

Submitted by tshanno on December 12, 2020 - 5:24pm
Manufacture Year
1928
Movement Model
10AN
Movement Date Code
Cresent Moon
Movement Jewels
15
Movement Serial No.
450639
Case Serial No.
8177645
Case shape
Square
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

Preliminarily calling this a 1928 Envoy.  The ad is 1929 and to me it looks just like it.

Case is rolled gold plate.  Its marked Bulova New York with a Jan 11, 1927 patent date.  The movement is a 15J 10AN, consistent with others in the database.

A little mark in the upper left hand corner of the face but otherwise, its pretty clean, I think.

Bulova Envoy face
Bulova Envoy side
Bulova Envoy case back outside
Bulova Envoy caseback inside
Bulova Envoy movement
1929 Bulova Envoy ad
mybulova_admin
Posted December 13, 2020 - 3:45am

I agree with it being a 1928 Bulova Envy. Does it have its movement dust cover?

Kathy L.
Posted December 13, 2020 - 12:39pm

I agree as well.

1928 Bulova Envy

Geoff Baker
Posted December 13, 2020 - 8:51pm

Well found Tom. When I look at watches from this vintage my eye goes first to the crown. This watch not only has the original but it is in very good condition. I look for the tiny groove cut around the circumference, when it's visible it is apparent that the watch has seen precious few winds. The case and dial also are a testament that this watch has seen very little wrist time.

1928 Bulova Envoy

neetstuf-4-u
Posted December 13, 2020 - 9:50pm

Agreed,

1928 Bulova Envoy

and a very nice example.

Geoff Baker
Posted January 19, 2021 - 9:21pm

Updated to Ambassador based on year of production. Envoy model name appears very late 1929