Bulova 1949 Academy Award

Submitted by Kathy L. on September 19, 2019 - 7:51pm
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49 (A9)
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This one is identical to the Academy Award "F" like this one https://www.mybulova.com/watches/1950-academy-award-9796 but in 10K white gold filled.  We know the "F" is yellow because we have a color ad for it.  I will attach a comparison shot so you can see the color difference.  

It has the lighter gold curtain dial that the AA "C" has.  It is date stamped A9 on both the movement and the case. 

I haven't been able to find any reference to the "F" having a white gold version nor have I found an ad for it.  I will attach the accumulated price list for the ladies AA.  That is all I have on this one.

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Posted September 20, 2019 - 8:06am

This is likely the 'E' variant, but I cannot find any ads for that var. 'E' is also $62.50 and model ref number is in line with the 'F'; 6105-E and 6107-F.

I'd call this one the Academy Award, no variant at this time, but noting it possibly being the 'E'.

Kathy L.
Posted September 20, 2019 - 10:22am

In reply to by Andersok

Thanks Ken.  Those were my thoughts as well.  I think Academy Award with no variant is a good call.  Hopefully an ad will come up at some point.

Geoff Baker
Posted September 20, 2019 - 9:44pm

No question that she's an AA, I agree that the variant is still a bit elusive. Exciting to see them side by side though, very nice.

1949 Bulova Academy Award


Posted September 20, 2019 - 10:18pm

Sweet watch, I agree "AA" and probably an "E"

1949 Academy Award

Kathy L.
Posted September 21, 2019 - 11:45am

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

Thank you Bob, yes I think it is the "E" as well.  Hopefully an ad will come along one of these days.