Bulova 1932 Ambassador

Submitted by JimDon5822 on
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This appears to be either a 1932 Envoy or Ambassador.   It is a yellow gold filled or plated case.  The movement is a 15 jewel with a T date code.  The dial is white with yellow gold applied markers.  There area ads  calling this a Envoy but I also see it called an Ambassador.  I am not sure but there is one other like this in white gold id'd as an Envoy. 

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Posted September 15, 2020 - 4:53am

Have found a number of adverts still showing the Bulova Envoy as a square plain bezel as it was sold from 1929.

The second advert above may have got it wrong.

I'm more inclined to go with a 1932 Bulova Ambassador

Thinking about it more....both the 1929 Ambassador and Envoy were the same, except for the case engraving. The Ambassador was engraved, were-as the Envoy was plain.

Posted September 15, 2020 - 7:48am

1932 Bulova Ambassador  gets my vote.

Nice looking watch. I suspect the single example you reference ID'ed as an Envoy might be mis-identified, as all others in the category, including 1930 and 1933 are square. 

The ad above dated 1934 showing case as Envoy might be a mis-print.

Posted September 15, 2020 - 8:49am

I agree this seems to be clearly an Ambassador but the mis-ID'd watch had me questioning it.  It is also the first yellow gold version for the database.  We now have white and yellow gold as well as a two tone represented in the database.   I think we might need to correct the following to an Ambassdor:


Geoff Baker
Posted September 15, 2020 - 9:39pm

Yeah, that's an Ambassador to me. 1932 Bulova Ambassador