Bulova 1936 Ambassador

Submitted by 1955mercury on December 14, 2014 - 11:20am
Manufacture Year
1936
Movement Model
10AE
Movement Date Code
Square
Movement Jewels
17
Movement Serial No.
-
Case Serial No.
6231934
Case shape
Stepped
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal Details
23.0 X 15.3 aproximately. Measured while in case.
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

I want to get your opinion on this one. It's an Ambassador case, but is the movment original? It has the 1936 date code, but it's a 17 jewel.  Only other example of the 36 Ambassador I see on here is George's and his has a 10AN 15 jewel movment.

 

False
Bulova watch
1955mercury
Posted December 14, 2014 - 11:35am

I think I just found the answer to my question.

 

jabs
Posted December 14, 2014 - 12:00pm

  here is same dial

discussion about jewel count is here

1955mercury
Posted December 14, 2014 - 12:21pm

Thanks so much Jabs. That cleared up the muddy water some. But it mentioned the 17 jewel in the gold filled case. Apparently they came in 15 & 17 jewel and in rgp and gold filled cases. And they came in yellow and white. Plus it looks like they came with at least 2 dial variants. And one ad listed it as a "Goldcraft" with the 17 jewel movement. That information makes it so much easier to determine if the one I have is original or not.

bobbee
Posted December 14, 2014 - 1:12pm

Looks like the Ambassador came in three varieties, yellow white and two-tone.

As did the Lone Eagle and President of the time.

Nice watch dude!

 

William Smith
Posted December 14, 2014 - 6:59pm

Ambassador from me.

Geoff Baker
Posted December 15, 2014 - 5:42am

We do have an ad in the 'full' dB dated 1936 showing the Ambassador in this dial, RGP and 17 jewel. It's interesting that Bulova offered this model in RGP AND GF.

Ambassador

Andersok
Posted December 15, 2014 - 7:01am

Agree with Ambassador

JP
Posted December 17, 2014 - 7:23pm

Ambassador