Bulova 1950 Academy Award "T"

2/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
T
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
7AA
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
Unknown
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

 

Fantastic white gold version of the 1949 Academy Award Model "T", sporting a 7AA, 21 Jewel movement.

New crystal, just serviced, new seconds hand.  Thanks so much to Mike at Timemachines for the tuneups!

I was going to sell this one but I think after seeing how great it looks, it'll be staying with ol' Plainsmen.  I had originally thought when I was purchasing it off auction it was natural yellow gold as seen in the pic below.  Not so much when I opened it up!  Seems to me that the white gold versions are fewer and farther in between than their natural gold bretheren.

Here's the before:

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1949 Academy Award Model "T"
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plainsmen
Posted February 21, 2011 - 10:41pm

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How can there be no love for the Mr. T boys?!

OldTicker
Posted February 21, 2011 - 11:16pm

Thats a sharp one Plains, from the original picture it does look yellow, nothing wrong with white gold, it has a classy look all its own.

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Bob Bruno
Posted February 21, 2011 - 11:29pm

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Plains, I thought AA didn't come out until 1950? No date stamp on the case back?

Bob

plainsmen
Posted February 21, 2011 - 11:40pm

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Uhmmm lemme take a look here Bob....

Hrmmm... very interesting Mr. Bob...... caseback is giving me a very distinct "L0".

So... a 7AA movement which didn't come out until 1950 stamped 1949... in a 1950 case.

Maybe one of the first 7AA's out at the tail end of 1949 that was used in it's 1950 Academy Award T?

 

mybulova_admin
Posted February 21, 2011 - 11:42pm

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A 1950 watch could certinly have a 49 movement IMO.

plainsmen
Posted February 21, 2011 - 11:47pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Oh I totally agree admin.... hence all the double and triple stamped movements out there.  Though i think Bob's deal was that the 7AA movement itself was thought to have not come out until 1950... so to have a 1949 stamp would be unusual.... though... makes sense in this watch.

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Bob Bruno
Posted February 22, 2011 - 1:51am

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No plains , look at my AA it's case back is L0 the movement is 7AK with a 49 date stamp.

Bob

plainsmen
Posted February 22, 2011 - 1:53am

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I'm confusing me Bob.  heh... So.. are we thinking my 7AA movement is original to the watch then?  Or...

Sorta cool both yours and mine L0 cases have the 49 moves in them.

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Bob Bruno
Posted February 22, 2011 - 2:04am

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yes I think the movement is original to the case. We have AA's on this site 7AA, 7AK and 10BM movements. I think the watch was manufactured  in 1950.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 22, 2011 - 4:04am

Bob is correct, the Caseback should be stamped L0.

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