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Bulova 1951 Academy Award "OO"

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Variant: 

OO

Manufacture Year: 

1951

Movement Model: 

6BC

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

I271085

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Tonneau

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

I picked up a second AA "OO" because the dial was a bit nicer than the first one.  After getting it in the mail I don't think it is that much nicer but still nice to get just the same.  Like this one:  https://www.mybulova.com/watches/1951-academy-award-9915 .  I think these were popular models in the day and they are all pretty well worn.  Still on the look out for a mint one.  I swapped bands so this one would have the NOS original band and I put another complementary NOS band on my first one. 

This has a 10K yellow gold filled case date stamped L1.  The 21 jewel working movement is also date stamped L1.  I installed a new crystal which snapped right in place.  

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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted November 16, 2019 - 4:49pm

A comparison shot between the "OO" and "NN"

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted November 16, 2019 - 5:04pm

Another nice one Kathy, good for you! Case looks to be pretty nice on this one. Well done on the crystal; another one  from the "hoard"? ;o)

1951 AA "OO"

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted November 16, 2019 - 5:43pm

Thanks Bob!  This crystal was from the first hoard I got : ) got three of them in the bunch so I popped one on my other "OO" at the same time.  Now they are both cleaned up and have new crystals.

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted November 16, 2019 - 6:27pm

sweet!

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted November 16, 2019 - 6:31pm

Great to see the advert showing both the Bulova Academy Award "OO" and "NN" and then to see them for real side by side.

I always wonder how many times these have appeared in an actual photo side by side....probably not too many.