Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Submitted by Reverend Rob on July 1, 2012 - 11:40am
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Movement Date Code
49 (A9)
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I've had this one for awhile, I wanted to get it entered, so here it is, a 1950 or thereabouts Academy Award, White Gold Filled case with caseback also GF. Excuse the expansion bracelet. As received, it came with a cylinder crystal, which I don't think is correct. The movement is stamped '49' and it runs quite well after its full overhaul. The curtain dial is in ok condition. The movt is a 7AK, 21 jewel with Breguet overcoil. I haven't done anything yet to the case, except for a quick polish of the bezel. It could use some more tlc, and the hands, on close inspection, are quite corroded. I do have NOS replacements for them, so will attend to that at some point. 

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Posted July 1, 2012 - 11:45am

Showing off again ! Grrrr, that Bruno guy again!  : )

Bob Bruno
Posted July 1, 2012 - 11:54am

Hey whoa wait a minute bobbee I'm not Reverend Rob

Reverend Rob
Posted July 1, 2012 - 2:37pm

I'd be interested if anyone has the correct crystal for this.  I didn't think it was the best example, but will look better once buffed up a bit more and correct crystal. 

Posted July 1, 2012 - 2:43pm

Darren should have it.

Posted July 1, 2012 - 4:51pm

In reply to by FifthAvenueRes…

Thanks Mark. PM has been sent to Rob.

I actually have 16 total spread over 5 brands and 4 types for this AA.

Reverend Rob
Posted January 20, 2013 - 11:23am

In reply to by DarHin

Hey Darren, sorry to say I have lost your original PM, and got sidetracked away from finishing the AA. I'm now trying to get it ready for the showcase, do you still have some AA crystals for this model?


William Smith
Posted July 1, 2012 - 3:49pm

nice...3 ticks confirmed.  Thanks for entering in DB. We make hay while the sun is shining...and it's good to get watches in DB for prosperity and future researchers and Bulova enthusiasts.

Posted July 2, 2012 - 8:39am

Academy Award "T" would also get my 3 ticks.

William Smith
Posted January 20, 2013 - 6:01pm

We sure have a variety of Academy Award "T"'s (six records) in the database.. Subject watch looks like a "T" to me.