Bulova 1949 Academy Award

Submitted by Kathy L. on October 9, 2018 - 10:25pm
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Movement Date Code
49 (A9)
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Watch Description

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.

1949 Bulova Academy Award F watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
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Kathy L.
Posted October 9, 2018 - 10:26pm

Posted October 10, 2018 - 4:00am

1949 Bulova Academy Award "F"

Geoff Baker
Posted October 10, 2018 - 6:30am


1949 Bulova Academy Award F

Posted October 12, 2018 - 9:25am

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

1949 Bulova Academy Award F

Posted October 12, 2018 - 11:36pm

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

Posted October 13, 2018 - 6:57am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

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".


Posted October 13, 2018 - 11:32am

In reply to by Kathy L.

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

1949 AA"F"

Kathy L.
Posted October 14, 2018 - 11:12am

In reply to by neetstuf-4-u

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!