Bulova 1951 Academy Award "R"

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Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
R
Manufacture Year: 
1951
Movement Model: 
7AA - L1
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
3470674
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
21.6mm x 17.5mm, rectangular
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This one is a pretty Academy , does anyone have a crystal for sale ? im in need.

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zappatore88 1951 Academy Award R 09 30 2014
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Andersok
Posted September 29, 2014 - 5:56pm

Panel Member

Looks to be the AA 'R' variant, very sharp looking watch with original band!

1951 Ad and 1950 identical watch in the database

Can you post a photo of the back of the watch and/or provide us what is stamped there, in order to determine case date?

zappatore88
Posted September 29, 2014 - 6:30pm

L1 on the back, I will post it

crystal is glass has scratches not noticeable in the photo

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bobbee
Posted September 29, 2014 - 6:23pm

Agreed, AA "R".

What's wrong with the crystal in that watch? If it is plastic, you can polish any scratches out using 1500 grit wet&dry paper, and polish the "fogginess" away with Brasso. Works perfectly.

zappatore88
Posted October 18, 2014 - 3:12pm

Turns out that crystal is not correct, it sits loose. I would like to replace it with a nice glass one.  If you know anyone here that sells them please pass on the request for me, 

thanks

zappatore88
Posted October 18, 2014 - 3:12pm

Turns out that crystal is not correct, it sits loose. I would like to replace it with a nice glass one.  If you know anyone here that sells them please pass on the request for me, 

thanks

JP
Posted September 29, 2014 - 6:46pm

Panel Member

AA "R" and very classy

plainsmen
Posted September 29, 2014 - 6:47pm

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Nice... agreed the R.

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William Smith
Posted September 30, 2014 - 4:31am

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Yep...a beautyful "R"  

Geoff Baker
Posted September 30, 2014 - 6:04am

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Nice one Tony - Academy Award "R" it is!

zappatore88
Posted September 30, 2014 - 8:35am

Thanks geof! Second perfect one! So hard to part with them lol!