Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Submitted by plainsmen on June 15, 2018 - 10:35pm
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49 (A9)
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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.

1950 Bulova Academy Award
1950 Bulova Academy Award R
1950 Bulova Academy Award R
1950 Bulova Academy Award R
1950 Bulova Academy Award R
Bulova Watch advert
Reverend Rob
Posted June 15, 2018 - 10:49pm

Academy Award 'R' gets my vote.

Kathy L.
Posted June 15, 2018 - 11:13pm

Looks like a match to me and in nice condition.  The curtain bezel is neat.

1950 Bulova Academy Award "R"

Posted June 17, 2018 - 9:31am

Here is another ad that appears to show this case with a plain dial variation, noting different  number and sub-dial configuration.

Same as  my submission here:


 I think general consensus was it was definitely an AA, but likely an unknown variant; as opposed to an "R".


Posted June 16, 2018 - 7:06am

1950 Academy Award "R" it is

Geoff Baker
Posted June 17, 2018 - 9:18am

I agree with Bob, as in the record he cites I think we have to drop the "R" and go with:

1950 Bulova Academy Award, what at great example though, it's dandy!