Academy Award

Bulova 1951 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
P
Manufacture Year: 
1951
Movement Model: 
10BM
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
3521651
Case shape: 
Other
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 
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1951 Academy Award P
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Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
T
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
2935302
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Faceted Crystal (4 corner facets)
Additional Information: 

Watch was presented to my father for graduation in 1961. Presumed to be 1950 model "Academy Award" via information on mybulova.com.  Unknown Variant.

No further provenance is known.

Inner case presents various extra markings, unknown in nature.

 

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Bulova 1951 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
O
Manufacture Year: 
1951
Movement Model: 
10BM
Movement Jewels: 
21
Movement Serial No.: 
N/A
Case Serial No.: 
4515336
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Approx. 26.6 mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Yes! Finally got another for the AA shrine. I've had a few of this model but that was before we new it was the "Academy Award O". This one brings me up to 12 of the men's and 2 of the ladies. Looks like I'm gonna have to build a new display case or the AA's and the AG's. Lorraine wants them out of the China cabinat.

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Bulova 1952 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1952
Movement Model: 
7AA
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
5207528
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 

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.)

http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/LotDetailsPrintable.aspx?intObjectID=4912546

 

This is my fifth Academy Award watch, and I'm looking forward to wearing it. 

Fun stuff.

 

 

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Bulova 1951 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
P
Manufacture Year: 
1951
Movement Model: 
10BM
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
4751936
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
W/C P12MA221/191 Quad Angle
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Bulova Academy Award P model with original Bulova signed and L1 dated band as seen in original adverts

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Bulova 1952 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
W
Manufacture Year: 
1952
Movement Model: 
7AA
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
6022907
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

The Academy Award "W"  ladies and gentlemen.  As far as AA's go... I love the look of this guy.  CUMMON BOYS... like you didn't know whose pictures those were.. haha.

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Bulova 1951 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
O
Manufacture Year: 
1951
Movement Model: 
10BM
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
856634
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Ahhh... the elusive, reclusive Academy Award "O".  21 Jewels... crazy numbering half Roman numerals half O's.

Not many like it.

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Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
T
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
2678493
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

New crystal... though not the one I really dig but the fat plastic one.  What are you gonna do.

Looks like the T to me gents.

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Bulova 1952 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
O
Manufacture Year: 
1952
Movement Model: 
10 BM
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
6007989
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 

 

as found, will update.

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Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
X
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
1935402
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
21.6 x 17.6 GS CMX326-36
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1950 Bulova Academy Award "X", 21J 7AK movement with a A9 date stamp, Nice 10K GF bezel and back with the L0 date stamp showing no wear-thru, new correct GS CMX326-36 double bevel crystal and a NOS Kreisler "Glen" 10K GF leather trimmed band provided by my good buddy Plains on a hands trade for his LE 5000. It came with a dried out leather strap, which got tossed in favor of this. (I told you I would find good use for it Jerin)

Fresh servicing & polish and running like a new one.

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oldticker 195o Academy Award X 01 08 2014
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