Bulova 1940 Ambassador

Submitted by shelton243 on October 12, 2016 - 11:45am
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24mm x 18.mm
Watch Description

1940 lone eagle

Running w/little oil

Dial is in very good condition

Crystal scuffed and discollored.

I actually purchased this just for the band , But when i saw that all changed..

1940 Lone eagle
1940 Bulova watch
1940 Bulova watch
1940 Bulova watch
1940 Bulova watch
Posted October 12, 2016 - 12:03pm

10k inc. snap back


Posted October 12, 2016 - 1:14pm

40 Lone Eagle

Posted October 13, 2016 - 4:10am

Lone Eagle; discussion is here

Posted October 13, 2016 - 4:52am

In reply to by jabs

I checked the dimensions and they are smaller than this one, I do have one that size without the engravings

Case 41.1mm x 25.7mm  * measurement without removing crown and bracelet but not including them.

Crystals larger also, 24mm x 18mm   I was able to measure it while it was out.

I can give a picture of the two side by side. 

I looked at the pictures of the other two you referenced and mine are just the oppisite, the engraved is the larger of the two.


Posted October 13, 2016 - 4:59am

I have looked at a 40 Ambassador and the dimensions are the same without engravings .

So it makes me wonder if it's a-Lone Ambassador. lol

Geoff Baker
Posted October 13, 2016 - 9:52pm

I would say it's a 1940 Lone Eagle

Posted October 14, 2016 - 5:20am

In reply to by Geoff Baker

I have the 41 lone eagle w/out the engraving however it's considerably smaller then this one.  It's the size combined with the engraving throwing me off.

Posted October 14, 2016 - 9:39am

It looks like the Ambassador (D) with the original band shown in this 1939 ad.


Posted October 14, 2016 - 9:45am

In reply to by 1955mercury

It sure does   I've been in doubt about the Lone eagle Just because of this watch's size,  it's much larger than the 41 Lone eagle I have

Geoff Baker
Posted October 16, 2016 - 7:49am

I'm changing my vote, I think Alan and Michael are right, I think this is the Ambassador D.