Bulova 1953 Academy Award

Submitted by brandall54 on June 13, 2019 - 6:17pm
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20.6mm x 17.2 flat both ways on bottom and curved top to bottom on top
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1953 His Excellency  - Match both example in database and ad. The ad is from 1950. What a bugger to polish....all those little nooks and crannies geeze

1953 Bulova Academy Award ZZ watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch advert
Posted June 14, 2019 - 5:20am

I'd say it's an Academy Award "ZZ" like these mine

AA have, unlike HE "X" dial

Kathy L.
Posted June 14, 2019 - 9:23am

Yes I agree with jabs on it being an AA “ZZ”, nice find.

1953 Bulova Academy Award “ZZ”

Geoff Baker
Posted June 14, 2019 - 10:42am

I'm going AA as well

1953 Bulova Academy Award ZZ

Reverend Rob
Posted June 14, 2019 - 11:15am

1953 Academy Award 'ZZ'. 

Posted June 14, 2019 - 2:05pm

All the reading I did in the other threads about the AA I was convinced it was one or the other...I just guessed wrong lol.

Kathy L.
Posted June 14, 2019 - 4:37pm

In reply to by brandall54

I believe there is a bit more info now than there was when some of those posts were made.  It would appear that Bulova continued to make the AA watches through their contract agreement but stopped directly advertising them around 1953.  They were still on pricelist and in newspaper ads through the mid 50's.  And even advertised in the odd closeout sale through 1960.  So unless we have an ad that shows there was a model name change during this period, like the ladies "OO" becoming a Martha Washington, it remains an AA.  This is just my opinion based on what I have read here and there.  The exact date Bulova stopped making AA models is not clear. 

Posted June 16, 2019 - 8:09am