Academy Award

Bulova 1949 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
T
Manufacture Year: 
1949
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
1241134
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Bulova Academy Award Model "T" sporting a nice NOS scissor center JB Gold plated band. Band I received on watch was a worn out low quality replacement. Both movement and case dated 1949. A couple scratches on the original crystal and wear to outside edge of crown, otherwise pretty nice and keeping time. Only double 49 date AA I have ever encountered besides Geoff's beauty!

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1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch

Bulova 1951 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1951
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
7AA
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
4412344
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Flat Glass - Perfect 17.4mm x 21.4mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 Academy Award, but what? Case is dated L1, movement A9. My initial thought was  an "R", but face is white, has no "X" and a variation of subdial that doesn't match known examples on the site. Band is marked Bulova and watch appears to me to be all original with literally no sign it was ever worn. By the inscription, it was likely a prized sock drawer watch only worn occasionally. No brassing whatsoever. Is this an undocumented variant? Face is unnotched, so a redial is unlikely. I find no interior mars or marks indicating it was ever apart. On a scale of 1-10, watch is a solid 9.8 for condition and keeps perfect time.

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1951 Bulova Academy Award watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch

Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
R
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Model: 
7AA
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
3231559
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Academy Award watch with the Golden Bamboo Kreisler band. Case is stamped L0 and movt is L3, so possibly a replacement? 21j 7AA is from the ETA 735, but according to Bestfit, very few parts are interchangeable. 

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1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch

Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
W
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
1945566
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I just acquired this item and I'm submiting it for the database.  I believe it to be 1950  Academy Award "W".  Besides the above information, the case back is labeled "​LO"  and the movement is labeled "49",   The Kriesler band appears to be accurate, from other photos and ads.  Included with the watch was the AA display case shown in the photo.

 

Thanks,

Rich. 

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1950 Bulova Academy Award W watch
1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch

Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
Q
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
7AA
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
429677
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
21.64X17.54 glass (original?)
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1950 "AA"

Case back:10K GOLD FILLED,BULOVA,L0 and serial number

Inside case back:BULOVA,FIFTH AVE,NEW YORK

MOVEMENT:21 JEWEL 7AA  WITH DATE CODE A9

Dial:Great looking shadow dial,sub seconds dial and reads BULOVA

Crown is signed Bulova

This one is in really great shape and I think 100% original with hardly any wear.

 

 

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1950 Academy Award Q Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch

Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
R
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
7AA
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
4030183
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1950 Academy Award "R" with box. movement dates to '49 but don't see that as an issue

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1950 Academy Award R Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
Q
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Model: 
7AA
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
4171009
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

New Old Stock Bulova 37159 Academy Award "Q". Complete package includes hang tag, original band, clam shell display case and cardboard storage box. Likely one of the first Academy Award watches made in that the case is dated LO - 1950, but the movement is A9 - 1949. Interesting that the clam shell is not correct yet everything else is a match. This must have been on of those 'switched at birth' stories where the jewelry store clerk put the watches in the wrong box after having shown several models to one customer.

Added 10/1/2016

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1950 Bulova Academy Award Q Geoffrey L Baker 10/01/2016
1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
W
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
7AP
Movement Jewels: 
21
Movement Serial No.: 
L-O
Case Serial No.: 
2846680
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Mineral
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Bulova L-0 1950 Academy Award as seen in NAWCC Magazine

Known today as The Lawsuit Model

Golden Curtain Dial, Tuxcedo Case

21 Jewel 7AP L-O Movement Serviced and Running Strong

Band is a Kriesler 1/20th Gold Filled Twisto

Clamshell Academy Award Case with Original Bulova Price Tag

I have owned this Model since 2005

I have also written numerous Published Stories on the Contract between AMPAS and Bulova 

Bulova as you know agreed to discontinue Production on this Model to settle a Copyright Enfringement Suit brought on by The Academy of Motion Pictures and Arts and Sciences for use of the OSCAR Statue Symbol in Bulova Advertisement of said Model. 

Because of this Suit AMPAS to this day prohibits use of the OSCAR Statuteet in any form in any advertisement or media representation

I hope you enjoy this Original Representation of the Bulova Academy Award Model

JEV1A

 

 

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1950 Bulova Academy Award
1950 Bulova watch

Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
W
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
2847011
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1950 Bulova 37145 Academy Award W - New Old Stock. This fabulous watch comes complete with original clam shell display case, outer cardboard storage box, completely unmolested original hang tag, stand up price tag and watch guarantee bond paper. The original Kreisler Bamboo band is in near perfect, unworn condition. I just don't know how it's gets any better. There is hardly a mark on this wonderful example of one of the most sought after Bulova watches. With the ribbed dial and pyramid hour markers beneath the original thick crystal and the ribbed case this is one of the most recognizable Academy Award watches.

I'll stop now, so you can start gazing at what is probably the centerpiece of my New Old Stock Bulova collection.

Added 12/18/2015

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Geoffrey Baker 1950 Bulova Academy Award W
1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
S
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Model: 
10BM
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
3263648
Case shape: 
Stepped
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 

1950 Bulova Academy Award 'S'

10K Gold Filled case dated L0; dial has applied markers with 3, 9, 12 numerals; 21-jewel 10BM movement also dated L0; signed crown; replacement strap

1951 Ad

1950 model already in database

 

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AndersoK_1950AcademyAwardS
1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch