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Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

A

Manufacture Year: 

1950

Movement Model: 

6BC

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

256302

Case shape: 

CornerCut

Crystal Details: 

Tonneau

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

Hello,  Picked up this one this week just to have an example of it, an Academy Award "A".  The 6BC 21 jewel movement is dated A9 unfortunately isn't working but has a nice gold curtain dial.  It is 10k gold filled and the case that is dated L0.  I had picked up a spare band for the "J" so I was able to use that for this watch.

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Bulova 1949 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

F

Manufacture Year: 

1949

Movement Symbol: 

49 (A9)

Movement Model: 

6BC

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

473744

Case shape: 

CornerCut

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Tonneau

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

Another from the Academy Award watch line.  This one is the "F" I believe.  The date codes are 1949 but I have read that some were made at the end of 1949 for 1950.  The date code is very hard to read on the back of the case but looks like an A9 to me as is the movement.  It is 10K gold filled with a working 6BC 21 jewel movement.  Thanks.

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1949 Bulova Academy Award F 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.: 

262012

Case shape: 

CornerCut

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Tonneau

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

Hello,  Another from the Academy Award line.  This one is Academy Award "H" I believe.  It is 10K gold filled case that is date stamped L0 and has a 21 jewel 6BC working movement with a date stamp of L1.  I think this is such a pretty case design and hope to find a "B" at some point with the curtain dial.  Thanks.

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Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

C

Manufacture Year: 

1950

Movement Symbol: 

49 (A9)

Movement Model: 

6BC

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

D61694

Case shape: 

CornerCut

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Square

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

Hello,  This is a ladies Academy Award "C" I believe.  It is a pretty two tone white and yellow 14K gold with two diamonds.  It has a nice dial and working 6BC movement dated A9.  The back reads 14K BULOVA LO and serial #.  The inside reads BULOVA 14K GOLD NEW YORK.  A nice find for my growing AA collection.  Thanks for looking!

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Bulova 1955 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

KK

Manufacture Year: 

1955

Movement Model: 

5AD

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

none

Case shape: 

Square

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Square

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

Hello,  This is a recent purchase I made primarily for the charm.  The watch was listed as not working and the back of the case has been polished to the point that you can barely make out the Bulova under a loop.  The inside of the case has only swirls and service marks so I am unable to know for sure if it is solid or gold filled.  The movement is stamped L5.  The charm is lovely and is stamped 10K and Dieges & Custer.  The watch is really pretty in person and started right up so I will be keeping it after all.

I believe this is an Academy Award "KK".  If it is after the line was discontinued I have been unable to find an ad or new name for it. 

 

 

 

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1955 Bulova watch
1955 Bulova watch
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Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

Q

Manufacture Year: 

1950

Movement Model: 

7AA

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

L0

Case Serial No.: 

1903761

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

1950 Academy Award "Q". Four quadrant face in yellow gold filled case on Kreisler scissor center band as received. Running and currently keeping time.

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Bulova 1951 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

P

Manufacture Year: 

1951

Movement Model: 

L1

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

4950275

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova
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Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Manufacture Year: 

1950

Movement Symbol: 

49 (A9)

Movement Model: 

7AK

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

3097694

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

One of the curtain bezeled Academy Awards watches.  A plain white dial gets this guy the name of the Academy Award "R" model if I'm not mistaken.

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Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

J

Manufacture Year: 

1950

Movement Model: 

6BC

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

555936

Case shape: 

Square

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Square

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

Hello,

I was super pleased to pick up this watch to add to my collection.  I have had my eye out for an Academy Award watch.  Was planning on getting a model with a gold curtain dial but when this one popped up I decided to get it and will look for one of the others later.  I believe this is an Academy Award "J".  It is in very nice shape and is working.  The bracelet is original but small so I may put a cord band on it which will technically make it a "H" but for now it will remain a "J" and I would keep the original band of course.  It has a L0 date stamp on both the case and the movement.  It is 10KGF and has a 21 jewel movement.

Many thanks to Stephen for creating this site and to all the panel members for sharing so much of your time with all of us.  If it had not been for an ad Plainsmen added I might not have recognized this watch.  I am very glad I did because I just love it.  I even found an old commercial on YouTube that showcased this watch for Mother's Day in 1951. 

Thanks all!

Kathy

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Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

X

Manufacture Year: 

1950

Movement Symbol: 

49 (A9)

Movement Model: 

7AK

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

2892322

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

I'm sure this is an Academy Award, but I'm not sure which variant.  It has a neat "Corfam" band - I'm not sure if it is original or not.  I gotr this one for my wife.  She's a vintage movie fan and this is her favorite watch.  OK condition and runs well.  10K YGF Bulova case.  Case marked L0 for 1950, but movement marked A9 for 1949.  Not sure if it was common for movement and case year numbers not to match.  Perhaps this is a rplacement case?

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