Bulova 1950 Academy Award "W"

8/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
W
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
2944064
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

 

Changed ID from Academy Award to Academy Award W and updated photos on 5-26-12
EDIT:  2012.11.11  Removed the LO data symbol from movement serial number field.

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Stephen Ollman
Posted October 6, 2010 - 6:04pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Very Nice!!!

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Wayne Hanley
Posted October 6, 2010 - 6:28pm

Very nice timepiece!

 

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Bob Bruno
Posted October 26, 2010 - 1:24am

Club 5000

I pride myself as being a detail kind of guy, but I really missed this one! I paid a lot of money for this watch and when I got it I noticed it was hard to set. Then after about a week I could only turn the crown  once or twice. So I take it to the watchmaker. He opens it up and tells me the stem is rusted. Look at the picture above, It's the same picture the seller used when he listed the watch. You can see the rust right on the stem. Detail guy yeah right. It's going to cost me another 65.00 bucks to make it right! Well I learned something anyway :-(

Bob

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 8, 2010 - 7:23pm

$65 seems a little high but money well spent IMO, that's a very nice piece Bob.

bourg01
Posted May 26, 2012 - 12:04pm

Panel Member

 Mark, 3 stars for this Academy Award " W " ,,,,,,,,,,,,, but the band doesn't match the ad. So why did you give 3 on this watch?  I'll tell you why, because it is an Academy Award " W " and there is no denying it.

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Bob Bruno
Posted May 26, 2012 - 12:12pm

Club 5000

Shawn, just to be clear I did replace the leather band with the Original expansion band. Maybe I better re shoot with the correct band on the watch.

bourg01
Posted May 26, 2012 - 12:19pm

Panel Member

Hey Bob,

I know that you changed the band. You have a picture posted with an expansion band, however it doesn't match the ad either. My point here ia that the band isn't or shouldn't be a factor in the ID on this watch. We both know the ID is correct regardless what type of band is on it.

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Bob Bruno
Posted May 26, 2012 - 1:54pm

Club 5000

Shawn, I got your point and when I first got the watch I thought the band wasn't original. After seeing the new ad from the LOC I thought hey it is original, but after seeing your comment that it is not and having a closer look I agree that it's not. :( Pretty darn close though! Still going to up date photos with the expansion band. 

Thanks Bob

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Stephen Ollman
Posted November 9, 2010 - 2:32am

Club 5000Panel Member

$65 for parts and labour...not that bad. I'm not sure what you paid for it but even with an aditional $65 its a great buy and a great watch.

I really like these Academy Awards watches.

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Bob Bruno
Posted November 9, 2010 - 10:31am

Club 5000

Thanks Stephen and Mark. I feel a little better about it after reading your comments. I probably would have got the watch had I noticed the rust anyway but would have lowered my offer.

Does anyone find it odd that this watch sold for $20.00 in 1951? I thought I saw an ad that showed a list price for $79.95.

Bob