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Bulova 1951 Academy Award "Q"

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.67

Variant: 

Q

Manufacture Year: 

1951

Movement Model: 

7AA

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

4907949

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

i think that is 1951 Academy Award Q

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Geoff Baker
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Posted July 18, 2014 - 6:05am

Hi jabs - Nice watch

1951 Academy Award Q

JP
Posted July 18, 2014 - 12:18pm

Just keep them comming jabs.  1951 Academy Award "Q"

I have two of the 1950 models with the 7AK movement.

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Reverend Rob
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Posted July 18, 2014 - 1:35pm

AA, 'Q'. Nice watch.

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bobbee
Posted July 19, 2014 - 6:16am

Advert for the "Q" has black hands and black numbers (compare it to the "Ashford" next to it), and the OP's watch has gold numbers/hands, it does not seem to have a quartered shaded dial either.

 

Possibly the "C" in this 1953 ad? Jerin mentions the difference in dial in his posted advert, and that he has seen others like this ad in other papers.

 

jabs
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Posted July 19, 2014 - 6:54am

of the black and white adverts that do not recognize, on watchophilia are four AA Q and all have gold numerals and hands

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bobbee
Posted July 19, 2014 - 7:31am

All shadow dial?

 

EDIT- Actually, I remember seeing other ads at this time naming it the "G" as in this 1951 one:

 

 

No shaded dial either.

Of six AA "Q" examples in the DB, only one other has a plain dial. This watch was much discussed back in the day, and I believe the ID is incorrect, as the ads for the "C" and "G" variant were unavailable at that time.

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1950-academy-award-q-2010

Lisa also has two "Q" variants, both have shaded dials.

jabs
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Posted July 19, 2014 - 8:31am

You're right, my dial is plain (no shaded)

All variants are very similar

JP
Posted July 19, 2014 - 11:40am

Good catch bobbee. I missed it completely.

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William Smith
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Posted July 23, 2014 - 12:43pm

I don't think we can distinguish between the "G", "C" or "Q" without considering the dials and possibly the mounts coming into play.  I'd certainly go with one of the variants which doesn't have the quartered shadow dial ("G" and/or "C").  

For me, it's "not confirmed" as the Q variant, but certainly is an AA.  One tick in model rating :(
 

jabs
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Posted July 23, 2014 - 1:28pm

And we know how different variants of C and G? I understand that these watches do not have x shaded dial then it probably will not be a variant Q. So let's reconsider the variant.