Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Submitted by Geoff Baker on December 18, 2015 - 5:17pm
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1950 Bulova 37145 Academy Award W - New Old Stock. This fabulous watch comes complete with original clam shell display case, outer cardboard storage box, completely unmolested original hang tag, stand up price tag and watch guarantee bond paper. The original Kreisler Bamboo band is in near perfect, unworn condition. I just don't know how it's gets any better. There is hardly a mark on this wonderful example of one of the most sought after Bulova watches. With the ribbed dial and pyramid hour markers beneath the original thick crystal and the ribbed case this is one of the most recognizable Academy Award watches.

I'll stop now, so you can start gazing at what is probably the centerpiece of my New Old Stock Bulova collection.

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Geoff Baker
Posted December 18, 2015 - 5:20pm

Yes, this is the one you saw for sale recently on the bay. He started out a bit higher than I could pay but eventually came down to my budget. 

Ain't it grand?

Posted December 18, 2015 - 5:23pm

AA "W"

Posted December 18, 2015 - 5:40pm

Congratulations, spectacular watch! 

Does the caseback have L0? I see the movement is dated to 49.

AA "W"

Posted December 19, 2015 - 6:27am

AA "W" , nice piece

Posted December 20, 2015 - 11:10am

Unbelieveable.... seriously the nicest AA we've ever seen on here.  That's pretty much what this collecting site is all about.

William Smith
Posted December 21, 2015 - 10:18am

Wow.  I can't believe its condition.  It looks like it did when they first sold them.  AA "W"

Posted December 25, 2015 - 2:50am

Straight from the jewelers shop window to your collection. A marvelous piece and truly all 1950 Bulova Academy Award 'W".

Other than an Oscar you have the complete set!

I bet you this would look great on the wrist Geoff :-)

Posted June 10, 2023 - 7:50pm

Great to see so many AA Models popping up!  FYI The expansion band from Jaques Kreisler is named "Golden Bamboo" 

Look to inside the case on the right, there is a indentation for the jewelers tag which is a Sandwich Board  just like movie theaters used. 

Golden Curtain Dial, Tuxedo Case AA Model "W"