Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Submitted by jbellusci on October 4, 2014 - 10:26pm
Manufacture Year
Movement Model
Movement Jewels
Movement Serial No.
Case Serial No.
Case shape
Case Manufacturer
Crystal details
.5" x .5"
Additional Information

Date code L0

S Crystal

Cocktail watch

14K gold

Swiss Movement L9

Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
Posted October 4, 2014 - 10:29pm

I would like to find out the model name and if there were any advertisement for this watch.

Posted October 4, 2014 - 10:45pm


Can you please confirm the movement date code. L9 = 1959 whilst L0 = 1950, so there is a 10 year difference between the movement and case. Let us know so we can start to narrow down our search.

Posted October 4, 2014 - 10:49pm


Thinking it's an Academy Award model. 'C' variant but it should have a 21 jeweled movement which might explain the L9 if it has had a movement swap.

Posted October 4, 2014 - 11:24pm

The Movement says:

Swiss L9

Also it is marked 17 "Seventeen" Jewels

The case is the original


Posted October 4, 2014 - 11:28pm

Also - It physically looks like the Acdemy Awatd B - but is 14K instead on 10, has diamonds, 17 Jewels and 6BM works - could it have had the works changed but the face the same?  And if that wer ethe case then why the 14K instead on 10K?


I wish I knew more about these older watches.

Posted October 4, 2014 - 11:30pm

If someone wnats to email - I will send a high resolution pic of the works.

William Smith
Posted October 4, 2014 - 11:47pm

In reply to by jbellusci

Private Message sent with my email, you can send me the high res pics and I can maybe get them loaded on site.

Posted October 17, 2014 - 10:38pm

1950 Academy Award "C"

1950 Bulova Academy Award 'C'

Posted October 18, 2014 - 7:52am

Great ad find!

Is it on site?

Posted September 18, 2021 - 11:03pm

Based on the ad showing yellow gold for the "C", this watch appears to be Academy Award "G"; the only other model with matching crystal in solid gold priced at $115.