Bulova 1947 Ambassador

Submitted by JimDon5822 on January 4, 2021 - 11:39pm
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This appears to be a 1947 Bulova Ambassador.   The case is 14KT Rose Gold Filled including the case back.   The dial is copper with yellow gold applied gold even number hour markers.   The movement is a 7AK 21 J with a square date code.   This one is in really good condition.  The photos don't give it justice.

47 Ambassador
C47 Ambassador back
47 Ambassador Movement
1946 Ambassador Ad
Posted January 5, 2021 - 8:42am

1947 Bulova Ambassador will be

Kathy L.
Posted January 5, 2021 - 2:16pm

1947 Bulova Ambassador looks like a match

Posted January 5, 2021 - 7:05pm

Should be His Excellency beginning in 1947.

Rose gold variants were Ambassador 'B' and then His Excellency 'HH'

Yellow - Amb 'A' / HE 'GG'

White - Amb 'C' / HE 'II'

Posted January 6, 2021 - 7:44am

Nice watch, I really like the watches of the "rose gold era". Jim, did you find an ad dated 1947 for Ambassador indicating a possible name overlap in 1947?

Posted January 6, 2021 - 9:31am

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

I found no ads from 1947 for either the His Excellency or Ambassador name for this model.  The latest ad on this site is for an Ambassador from September 1946.  

Posted January 6, 2021 - 10:52am

In reply to by Andersok

I noticed these are not 1947 ads and do not show the case and copper even marker dial configuration of the subject watch.  Clearly they were part of the Excellency Group but do we have any ads confirming the His Excellency variant?   I should also note the date code for the movement is 1946 while the case has a 1947 serial number.  Not sure if this makes it a late 1946 Ambassador or early 1947 His Excellency.

Posted January 6, 2021 - 10:55am

In reply to by JimDon5822

I'm in the same place, Jim. It's an either/or based on literally month of production. I'm inclined to follow the 1946 ad and call the watch an Ambassador.

Geoff Baker
Posted January 6, 2021 - 9:26pm

I'd be dating it by the NEWEST date which is 1947, we should always take the newer code. 1947 Bulova His Excellency HH 

Kathy L.
Posted January 7, 2021 - 3:39pm

I personally like to go with the case date.

1947 Bulova His Excellency "HH"