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Bulova 1949 Academy Award "F"

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

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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Kathy L.
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Posted October 9, 2018 - 9:26pm

jabs
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Posted October 10, 2018 - 3:00am

1949 Bulova Academy Award "F"

Geoff Baker
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Posted October 10, 2018 - 5:30am

Wonderful,

1949 Bulova Academy Award F

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neetstuf-4-u
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Posted October 12, 2018 - 8:25am

We seem to see very few AA models double dated 1949. Nice snag.

1949 Bulova Academy Award F

mybulova_admin
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Posted October 12, 2018 - 10:36pm

Wondering if the white gold version went by a different variant, or is it indeed yellow gold?

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neetstuf-4-u
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Posted October 13, 2018 - 5:57am

Good point, Stephen. That slipped right past me. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if this was variant "G", which would make sense per Bulova variant progression. Advertised model (F) in yellow, also available in white (G).

We have neither an F or G in the Db. We go directly from C to H.

I change my vote to either AA no variant or AA"G".

 

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Kathy L.
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Posted October 13, 2018 - 10:23am

It is yellow gold.  I think my lighting was washing it out.

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neetstuf-4-u
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Posted October 13, 2018 - 10:32am

OK, yellow gold is  AA"F". Disregard my previous comment questioning variant :o)

1949 AA"F"

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Kathy L.
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Posted October 14, 2018 - 10:12am

That is a good question on "G" might be a white gold or different face version.  Wouldn't it be nice if there was a pricelist with photos!