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Academy Award

Bulova 1951 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

ZZ

Manufacture Year: 

1951

Movement Model: 

7AA

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

4955353

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

21.5mm x 17.5mm curved side to side on bottom flat top to bottom curved top side to side in dome shape flat top to bottom

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Finally!!! #121 in my collection and I finally scored my first Academt Award.

1951 Academy Award ZZ

Unlike this one in the database https://www.mybulova.com/watches/1951-academy-award-7469

This one has the correct shaded dial (clearly visable anyway lol) and it does not have the "box" around the seconds ticks as correct per the ad.

Unfortunately is in need of a good cleaning before it will tick.

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1951 Bulova Academy Award ZZ watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
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Bulova 1949 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

T

Manufacture Year: 

1949

Movement Symbol: 

49 (A9)

Movement Model: 

7AA

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

1241813

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

4 quadrant

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

1949 dated movement and case (A9). Excellent condition and accurate Academy Award "T" in original clamshell case. Crystal has been replaced at some point with a peaked center 4 quadrant. Received as seen with a fresh service.

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1949 Bulova Academy Award T watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch

Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

D

Manufacture Year: 

1950

Movement Symbol: 

49 (A9)

Movement Model: 

6BC

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

058403

Case shape: 

CornerCut

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

CornerCut

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

Hello,  This is an Academy Award "D".  I had been watching this one for quite some time and finally broke down and bought it.  It has been serviced and is in pretty nice condition.  It was the last ladies AA that I hoping to add to my collection. 

21 jewel 6BC movement date stamped A9, 14KT yellow gold case date stamped L0, gold curtain dial.

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1950 Bulova Academy Awards D watch
1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch
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Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

H

Manufacture Year: 

1950

Movement Model: 

6BC

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

737776

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

Hi All,  I picked this one up this week.  It is in really nice condition, much better than the first one I bought.  I wasn't sure if it was working and was happy to find that it is : )  Photographed on an ad postcard I was able to pick up.

It has a 10K gold filled case marked L0.  The has a 6BC 21 jewel movement with a L0 date stamp.  All the high points look good which is what I was hoping for.

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1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch
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Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

Z

Manufacture Year: 

1950

Movement Model: 

10BM

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

2924058

Case shape: 

Stepped

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Additional Information

Hi, Bulova Friends --

I'm corresponding with an eBay Seller about this watch. It looks to me like a 1950 Academy Award Z, but (a) the dial numerals are highlighted in white and not simply black, and (b) I'm only guessing the movement is 10BM, and (c) I really don't know what I'm doing.

If you have an opinion about this, I'd be grateful to read it.

Many thanks as always --

Michael

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1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch

Bulova 1951 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

ZZ

Manufacture Year: 

1951

Movement Symbol: 

47

Movement Model: 

unknown

Movement Jewels: 

Unknown

Movement Serial No.: 

unknown

Case Serial No.: 

4796423

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Gender: 

Mens
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1947 Bulova watch
1947 Bulova watch
1947 Bulova watch
1947 Bulova watch

Bulova 1951 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

M

Manufacture Year: 

1951

Movement Model: 

5AD

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

I058105

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Tonneau

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

I believe this is an Academy Award "M".  This is a tiny little watch like the "KK", smaller than the "A" or "B" size.  The lines of the lugs look different at different angles so I will add a second shot.  

The case is 10K gold filled and dated stamped L1.  The 5AD 21 jewel movement is dated stamped L1 as well.  The movement is working, it started up when I took it out but there is something wrong with the stem.  It will turn the hands but does not set back in to wind.  I will be looking into getting that fixed.  The case didn't come with it.  It is a recent purchase as well.

 

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1951 Bulova Academy Award M watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
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Bulova 1951 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

OO

Manufacture Year: 

1951

Movement Model: 

6BC

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

1260852

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Tonneau

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

Next in my Academy Award collection.  I believe this is the "OO".  It is 10K rolled gold plate with a stainless back with a L1 date code.  The 6BC 21 jewel working movement also has a L1 date code.  The dial has patina but is in pretty nice shape otherwise, has a NOS correct band.

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1951 Bulova Academy Award OO watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
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Bulova 1951 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

CC

Manufacture Year: 

1951

Movement Model: 

6BC

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

3626317

Case shape: 

CornerCut

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Cushion

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

This is a 14K white gold ladies watch.  It has a L1 date on the case and movement.  I bought this thinking it was an Academy Award "BB" but found an ad showing it is actually the "CC" made in 14K white gold.  

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1951 Bulova Academy Award CC watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
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Bulova 1951 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

O

Manufacture Year: 

1951

Movement Model: 

10BM

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

L1

Case Serial No.: 

3920791

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

1951 Academy Award "O". Just received. Replaced the broken band and wiped it off, so far that's it. Purchased as "probably just needs a battery". It started running with a 3/4 turn of the crown and is currently keeping accurate time. Interesting Roman numeral "pie pan" dial on a 21J movement in a case very similar to the Duo Wind and Thayer of the same time period. Case back and movement both marked L1.

Ad is dated 1952.

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1951 Bulova Academy Award O watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
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