Bulova 1941 Ambassador

Submitted by JP on January 27, 2012 - 7:31pm
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Crystal Details
18.06mm wide x 24.15mm long
Additional Information

This case was discussed on the forum with a movement in it and is almost identical to that one with the exception of the lack of an engraved line around each lug near the end, otherwise it is identical.The back is signed on the inside and outside and is marked 10k gold filled and the back is all gold filled on the outside. The reciever for the movement on the inside of the back is round and the case is slightly curved. The distance between the lugs on each end is 9.50mm. The bracelet is probably original and is marked Krestenmade and is 1/20 10k gold filled as well.

This case is just too beautiful to not get the correct movement put in it and I'm not into creating a frankenbully.

Please contact me by PM if you need to.

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Posted January 27, 2012 - 7:39pm

I am  not sure about the year since there is no date code and no movement to go by.

Sorry about the bad photos but I am still experimenting with lighting and trying to learn how to use this *&$##* camera.

Posted January 27, 2012 - 8:49pm

1941 and the Case looks like the 'AMBASSADOR'.

Tickers' 1939 'AMBASSADOR' above.

21 Jewel 10AE.

Posted January 27, 2012 - 9:32pm

Thanks Fifth. I really do appreciate it. I will be looking for a 21 Jewel 10AE movement now to try to put this baby in a happy mood.

Posted January 27, 2012 - 9:41pm

You'll need one with the * Datecode.

Good luck!

Posted January 27, 2012 - 11:56pm

Any one out there with a 21 Jewel 10AE movement with the date code of 1941 that might want to talk to me??

Posted January 28, 2012 - 12:03am

Now it has the correct back in the photo.  Sorry about that.

Posted January 28, 2012 - 12:07am

Whoops I goofed and erased the right back which was on here to begin with. Boy I must need to go to bed and get some sleep.

Posted January 28, 2012 - 7:44pm

Did we ever establish the difference between the cases of the following three watches?

  • Ambassador
  • Lone Eagle
  • Engineer

Different aspects included:

  • case size
  • crystal dimensions
  • case back, gold filled versus stainless steel
  • jewel count

Was there anything else to distinguish between the 3 models?

Posted January 28, 2012 - 8:17pm


'AMBASSADOR' - larger Case w Gold Caseback, larger Crystal and would use a 21 J movement.

The grooves around the lug tips on the smaller Cases were designed to accomodate a leather strap - the Watch was available both ways: Sold on leather or on the narrower bracelet (variant)

'AMBASSADOR' Case does not show these grooves - Sold on a Bracelet only.