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A9 Academy Award Date Code?

Did Bulova date any of the Academy Award watches with an A9?

I have, over some time, acquired a few women's Academy Award watches including a "J", a "B" and two "F"'s.

Both "F"'s were purchased from different sellers. Both are white gold filled ("FF?") and have casebacks dated A9. Both have 21 jewel 6BC movements dated A9. However, the Roman numerals scribed into the case fronts do not match the last three numbers of either case back.

So, I have a conundrum about dating either watch. Can the A9 be correct for an AA?

Club 5000Panel Member
Posted February 12, 2018 - 9:47pm

As 'A9' equates to 1949, I would say it's possible that the case and movement were manufactured in 1949 and then released in 1950 for the awards and to the general public.

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Panel Member
Posted February 12, 2018 - 10:26pm


Here is an example of a double 1949 dated men's Academy Award. They are out there, and as Stephen stated, they were likely early production for release in 1950.


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Hamtramck Stan
Posted February 13, 2018 - 2:04pm

Thanks for the replies. When the J and the F are ready, they will be added to this site.