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Bulova 1928 -Unknown

Submitted by Constantin on September 15, 2013 - 10:24am
Manufacture Year
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Cresent Moon
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aprox. 25mm x 22mm
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
Bulova Watch
Posted September 15, 2013 - 9:24pm

Nice watch. If you want good hands for it I have them and re-lummed as well. PM me for more info.


Posted September 16, 2013 - 7:28am

The price guide has this listed as an "Ambassador" but I don't believe we have a confirmed advert yet.

So I'm tentative "Ambassador".

A dial clean and a new crystal would see this watch clean right up.

Posted September 16, 2013 - 11:53am

The watch has a very nice case black decoration. Have you any idea what is the black? Enamel, or just paint?

Do you know where can I find tonneau crystals for these vintage watches?  Thanks

Posted September 16, 2013 - 9:52pm

It will be enamel. There are a number of members that stock crystals, hopefully one of them can help. You'll need to measure the existing crystal if you haven't done so already.

Posted September 16, 2013 - 10:35pm

PM Dacca and he can probably help you.

Posted September 17, 2013 - 5:06am

I'm going against the 'price guide' on this one as the Model naming has been shown to be unreliable and several published advertisements of era show the 'AMBASSADOR' as entirely different.



Geoff Baker
Posted September 17, 2013 - 5:54am

I think I'm in the same spot Mark. I would only give this one tick as Ambassabor. I just bought the same watch, although not quite as nice I think.

Unknown for now. I really like this one.

Posted September 18, 2013 - 6:33am

Why didn't I look at the date of the watch :-)

Can't be an Ambassador as the typical square model was still current during 1928 and 1929 so this cannot be an Ambassador as stated in the watch price guide.

Unknown for me also at this time.

Posted September 18, 2013 - 11:48pm

In reply to by mybulova_admin

This is the price guide information I referenced to above, but it would appear to be incorrect, as we have found with a number of watches listed in it. 

Looking through the official Bulova adverts for this period the Ambassador maintained its square shape right through 1928 and well into 1929, if not beyond.

The 1928 dates on your watch would certainly suggest that it is another model.

Posted September 18, 2013 - 1:24pm

However I found this "Ambassador" here