Bulova 1951 Academy Award "P"

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
P
Manufacture Year: 
1951
Movement Model: 
10BM
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
3630047
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Glass original pyramid
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1951 AA"P" back cover:10K GOLD FILLED,BULOVA,L1 AND SERIAL #.Inside caseback:BULOVA,FIFTH AVE.NEW YORK.Bulova signed crown.Nice x shdow dial with applied gold #'s and sub seconds dial.I bought this one a few years ago as seen with the original box which has a chip missing on the left side.

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denupnorth
Posted February 1, 2015 - 8:40pm

Forgot to say movement is also marked L1.

bourg01
Posted February 1, 2015 - 9:14pm

Panel Member

Yep, AA "P" and a nice one too. Nice to see you got the display case too. Those are hard to find anymore. Last One I saw sold for $78.00, ridiculas price if you were to ask me.

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William Smith
Posted February 1, 2015 - 9:49pm

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I'm good with AA, and gotta double check the "P" variante part out.  

bourg01
Posted February 1, 2015 - 11:20pm

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Will, 

It is the " P " variant. I've hunted down the AA's for ten years, have had several of this model not knowing what I had but we did ID it. I believe the ad is in the forum section, it's grainy and doesn't show the dial well but we all agreed on the one I posted , Ads are here as well,

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1951-academy-award-p-4474

denupnorth
Posted February 1, 2015 - 11:07pm

Yaeh I got the whole thing as a package deal.Like I said there's a chip out of the bottom left corner of the box but altogether it's not that bad.I don't think I paid $78.00 for the whole thing.

bourg01
Posted February 1, 2015 - 11:22pm

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Well, You got a helluva bargain, Congrats!!

denupnorth
Posted February 2, 2015 - 2:24am

I have another one of these but with the replacement crystal,curved in four directions.

bourg01
Posted February 2, 2015 - 2:51am

Panel Member

I think they came with both plain and quadranted as I have both in vintage glass with my keeper.. I also have 4 more in the works with both types so it's hard to say. I don't like the quadrented crystal as much as the plain one so I have the plain one on mine but kept the quad just in case it is the original design as I believe it is. Either way, it's one of my favourite Bulova designs. I used to call this the " Flash " as it reminded me of Flash Gorden's lighting bolt emblem on his costume. I've restored one for each of my brothers as I liked it so much. Let's hope they don't have any more boys to pass them on to. LOL

jabs
Posted February 2, 2015 - 3:16am

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AA "P" nice watch

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bobbee
Posted February 2, 2015 - 4:21am

+1, nice combo.