Bulova 1928 Ambassador

Submitted by tshanno on December 12, 2020 - 5:24pm
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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
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

Posted December 13, 2020 - 9:50pm


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