Bulova 1952 Academy Award

Submitted by dhhirsch on August 30, 2013 - 7:32pm
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Just received this in the mail.  Scarce 1952 checkered dial Academy Award (L2 on back of case).  I've read the great discussion of the one posted a couple of years ago, but thought I'd post mine for the database... http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1952-academy-award-2165  Also, in googling I found a listing from a 2007 auction by Christies in which a checkered dial Academy Award watch sold for a whopping $840.  Interestingly, it was an auction for Film and Entertainment Memorabilia.  Here's their description of the lot  "The Academy Awards  A commemorative Academy Awards watch by Bulova circa 1950, the gilt-plated rectangular watch with nickel-finished lever movement, checkered matte dial with applied Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds, with expandable bracelet, in an imitation ivory semi-circular presentation box lined in pink velvet, the exterior of the box decorated with curtains and an Academy Award statuette, with original Bulova guarantee"   It was their sale 148, lot 1854  Here's a link (I assumed that it wouldn't be appropriate to post the picture here, but its still on their website.)  This is my fifth Academy Award watch, and I'm looking forward to wearing it.  Fun stuff.

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Reverend Rob
Posted August 30, 2013 - 8:11pm

Well, AA it is. Looks to be in very good condition. 

Posted August 30, 2013 - 11:43pm

Ditto the Rev.

Posted August 31, 2013 - 12:58am

1952 would indeed make it an Academy Award model. It appears that it changed its name to Park Lane in 1953.

Geoff Baker
Posted August 31, 2013 - 6:10am

AA for me, nice watch.

Shawn - look like you've got some up and coming competion on the AA Collection.

Posted September 2, 2013 - 2:16pm