Skip to main content

Bulova 1950 Academy Award "Q"

8/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.



Manufacture Year: 


Movement Model: 


Movement Jewels: 


Movement Serial No.: 


Case Serial No.: 


Case shape: 


Crystal Details: 




Additional Information

 Added 26 March 2011  Finally vetted as AA "Q" on 4/15/11 with addition of evidentiary advertisements.

Not For Sale
Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted March 26, 2011 - 5:46pm

A previously discusssed model.

shooter144's picture
Posted March 26, 2011 - 5:49pm

Doesnt have the curtain dial...

shooter144's picture
Posted March 26, 2011 - 5:52pm

But looks like a raised x dial tho...numbered secs instead of hash marks...

geezer_D's picture
Posted March 26, 2011 - 5:58pm

 FWIW, to further help identify, it has the quarter sectioned crystal.

shooter144's picture
Posted March 26, 2011 - 6:05pm

secs marker is only thing I see wrong if we agree the x dial was used..looks like some discoloration on the upper lft dial so if its a redial its older. None in the data base have anything but hash marks for the secs eyes are too sore from being sick to sort thru blurry ads.

geezer_D's picture
Posted March 26, 2011 - 7:01pm

 shooter, I checked the ads for you and do not see a match, either.  I notice that in the database there is an AA  "B", "CC", "D", etc.  Do these represent subspecies?   The discoloration is from a shadow when I photographed, I removed the case and dial and it appears to be original, but who knows?  Definately has the quadrant crystal.  Perhaps a subspecie of "His Excellency"?  Shares the same movement and there are similarities in the scalloped case.

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted March 26, 2011 - 7:10pm

Case is correct (assuming the caseback is Gold and stamped)

7 AA is the movement used in the Acadamy Awards.

Band looks original and correct (?)

'X' Dial.

 Why is it not ?'s picture
Posted March 28, 2011 - 5:17pm


"Franklin 17 Jewels," "Her Excellency VV" and "Academy Award N," but I didn't find, nor post, the ad crop??? Also, I (and others) have clearly posted at least 2- 3+ ads for "AA" watches... showing "hers" as non curtain dials, sold as "Academy Award" models... AND THEY AIN'T "BLURRY..."

A clear enough case for "price tiered" (off white, "X" two tone, silver and gold curtain) releases, me thinkst?! If not... prove me WRONG?? Perhaps the ads mentioned "AA" only to bait and switch- up (i.e. UPSELL) at the Jeweler??? (Just Gotta LOVE large companies, EH?) 


:-) Scott 

geezer_D's picture
Posted March 26, 2011 - 8:34pm

 Case back is gold, stamped 10 K GF, signed Bulova, date code L0.  Looks like a match to the catalog page.  Academy Award "W"?  Does appear to be a subspecie.  I will rename as such.  Thanks!

Panel Member
Posted March 27, 2011 - 2:13pm

I disagree, It does not have the curtain dial, the photo in the ad above is illegible and proves nothing to me. As far as I am concerned, It is a post lawsuit Bulova Excellency.

Fifth, where did this ad originate?, who has the original ? I requested info this when Scott 1st presented it months ago and I will continue to dispute it's authenticity until someone delivers the original dated ad to mybulova admin for verifacation.

Without a dated original ad, ............anything can be photo shopped, especially a low res scan of a magazine ad.