Bulova 1951 Academy Award "R"

8/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
R
Manufacture Year: 
1951
Movement Model: 
7AA
Movement Jewels: 
21
Movement Serial No.: 
None
Case Serial No.: 
3460631
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
17.5mm W x 21.4 L
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Ribbed bezel 10K case, with an X dial.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 16, 2011 - 8:59am

Acadamy Award, post lawsuit.

Although the 10AX seems out of place?

 

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Wayne Hanley
Posted February 16, 2011 - 1:20pm

I bought it without knowing the movement! I will update when I receive the watch.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 16, 2011 - 1:32pm

Should be 7AK in '51 Wayne.

el-ooose
Posted February 18, 2011 - 8:49am

Can't be a 10AX, the case is the wrong shape. Would be stepped. Has to be a 7A something or other, or possibly an 8A something or other!

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Wayne Hanley
Posted February 20, 2011 - 3:50pm

LO stamped 7AA movement it is!

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WatchCrystals.net
Posted May 13, 2011 - 9:35pm

 '49/50s are:

21J :7AA" for the "X" dials. And "7AK" for the Silver and Gold Curtains...

 

:-)  Scott 

OldTicker
Posted February 20, 2011 - 4:15pm

Wayne,

I have 2 just like it, a 49' 7AA movement in a 50' dated case and a 50' 7AA in a 50' case.

No doubt its a Academy Award, just which sub-model is still unclear.

Greg

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 20, 2011 - 5:35pm

 

'X'

the only difference I see Wayne is the printed Dial logo.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 20, 2011 - 8:58pm

Make it 'W'

lol

mybulova_admin
Posted February 21, 2011 - 12:41am

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Where did the 'W' come from?