Bulova 1952 Academy Award

Submitted by jabs on July 31, 2014 - 11:53am
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1952 Academy Award "ZZ"

1952 Academy Award ZZ
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William Smith
Posted July 31, 2014 - 2:56pm

Yep...text of ad matches subject watch.  Nice example of AA "ZZ"

Posted July 31, 2014 - 3:22pm

Great AA "ZZ" you have there! :-D

Posted July 31, 2014 - 3:25pm

faceted crystal is amazing that I have not yet seen

Geoff Baker
Posted August 1, 2014 - 6:05am

Academy Award ZZ

Posted August 1, 2014 - 4:04pm


So I'm wondering considering the date codes L1/L2 and the variant 'ZZ' if this is the last of the AAs Bulova produced.

William Smith
Posted August 2, 2014 - 3:25am

I just noticed....the band looks like the one in the ad!!!  Great watch!  
Interesting Canada kept cranking them out....they may not have been under any pressure to do otherwise...  

Posted August 2, 2014 - 4:58am

Strange how you "neighbours" do business!

So the same company that made the AA in an agreement originally made for five years, still made new models in the sixties? I thought the Academy Award name was under an International trademark?

I know it's been thrashed out forever, but Lisa's findings on the Bulova/AA case was that the advertising was the only thing that was changed, not the model production. Maybe Bulova Canada made new agreements but had to tone down the advertising.

The only mention I have found about the original agreement in the newspapers is from November 1949, and is about the new line of AA's being made under licence for a five year initial contract.