Bulova 1940 Ambassador

Submitted by brandall54 on April 30, 2019 - 4:11pm
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23.8mm x 17.6 curved top to bottom on sides flat at top and bottom
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Reasonable condition..needs a face job

Is there any reasoning behind the "AAA" stamped into the movement...I have a couple of these 10AE's with that stamped on it.

1940 Bulova watch
1940 Bulova watch
1940 Bulova watch
Posted April 30, 2019 - 5:30pm

What is the length measurement of the case excluding the lugs? Lone Eagle should be 29mm. If 32.7 mm, it's an Ambassador.

Ambassador in this style case was 21J, Lone Eagle was  17J.

The other determining factor is grooves on the end of the lugs on LE. It appears the lugs on subject watch were trimmed down to accomodate a leather strap.

I believe you have an Ambassador, like this one.


1940 Ambassador "D"

Posted April 30, 2019 - 10:24pm

That link is saying page not found right now but this ones case is +/- 32mm

Posted April 30, 2019 - 10:30pm

I went to the database for '39 and I see what you mean, of the 4 examples of the '39 Ambassador, #'s 2 & 3 look like this one and #'s 1 & 4 have no engraving on the side

Kathy L.
Posted May 2, 2019 - 10:43am

1940 Ambassador "D"

Posted May 2, 2019 - 5:23pm

I see the movement on the fixed link also bares the "AAA" as well.

Posted May 2, 2019 - 5:33pm

In reply to by brandall54

I'm not quite sure what the "AAA" signifies. I own 2 Ambassadors in this style case, and both are the same movement with the "AAA" stamp. I think we discussed this in the past, but I don't remember what the general concensus was. Panel?

Geoff Baker
Posted May 5, 2019 - 7:10am

1940 Bulova Ambassadot D