Academy Award

Bulova 1952 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
ZZ
Manufacture Year: 
1952
Movement Model: 
7AA
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
6409635
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Crystal Details: 
21.5 x 17.4
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Nice Academy Award "ZZ" with four quadrant raised crystal. JB Champion appears to original to watch.

Added 9/18/2011

ID updated 1/21/2012 by order of the Supreme Council

Photos Updated 12/04/2013

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Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
B
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
6BC
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
Unknown
Case shape: 
Other
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

One of the find Academy Award Ladies series. 

She cleaned up well for an old girl, and looks schweet!  Really close to the "H" verison as well.

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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.: 
2928672
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
GS CMX326-35 21.6mm X17.6mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Here is a nice local estate find, 1950 Bulova Academy Award "T" with a 21J 7AK date stamped "49", nice curtian dial with Black hands & numbers/markers. The bezel & caseback are 10K Gold filled and date stamped L0. The Speidel band looks like it was made for this watch with the matching ribs and Onyx inserts.

Running strong and in very good to excellent condition.

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1950 Bulova Academy Award "T" 21J 7AK
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Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
Z
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
Unknown
Case shape: 
Stepped
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

 

The BULOVA ACADEMY AWARD "Z," Circa 1950. (Illustrated Jeweler's display ad, from 1950...) 

The images were cropped from Gary's ("GJ") photos.... 

My latest "hunch," is that distinctly encased models such as the "S" & the "Z" here (which take the same crystals, BTW) are merely gold curtain, and silver curtain, respectively??? (So I put a B & W = the "S" for "Silver" model, on eBay!)

And the Ladies Model illustrated in this ad, is the Academy Award "B" model...

 

Best :-)  Scott

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Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
Z
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Model: 
10BM
Movement Jewels: 
21
Movement Serial No.: 
None
Case Serial No.: 
2860586
Case shape: 
Stepped
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

1950 Academy Award 10k Gold Fill Case

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Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
R
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
7AA
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
Unknown
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

 Here is my latest acquisition... it just arrived today... my first one! There seems to be an ongoing debate as to whether this dial is correct for an Academy Award. Everything seems original on this watch. In fact, it is in remarkable condition other than a few chips to the glass crystal.

Also, is interest in this watch diminishing? I was a bit surprised at what I got it for!

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Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
W
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
??44677
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 Abosulute stunning original condition. Fully serviced. The Best out of the 8 or so Academy models I have. Believe this to be the original band also.

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Bulova 1952 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1952
Movement Model: 
7AA
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
6284342
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Case measures 37mm lug to lug x 21mm wide non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

Ultra rare Harlequinn Dial shows a combination of applied Gilt Arabic numerals and square 'dot' markers, Bulova signature is applied Gilt and the Dial is absent of any Minutes track. Hour and Minute Hands are Gilt Modern and believed incorrect and a traditional '21 J' Index style Seconds Hand appears on a 'cross hair' sub Dial fully obscuring the 6.

21 Jewel 7AA Movement Dated L1.

Caseback is Gold and stamped L2.

 

It is My beleif, although unsupported, that this Watch is from the 'ACADEMY AWARD' series of Watches produced by Bulova in the early 1950's. The Striped and Diamond Dials on those known pieces and the Harlequinn pattern shown on this Watch are all patterns synonymous with the 'Court Jester', an original form of Theatrical  entertainment dating to Medievil times and with Theatre in general.

This Watches fingerprints are the same as other known 'AA's - 21Jewel 7AA movement, Gold Caseback and a Dial showing an open Seconds track.

vintage display ad Dated 1952. - Many Thanks bobbee!

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Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
Q
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
7AA
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
2985436
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Case measures 38mm lug to lug x 21mm non inclusive of the Crown.

Original 'Shadow' Dial shows appiled Gilt Numerals and changes with the angle of light. The Dial is absent of a Minute register and the Seconds register is open.

Hour and Minute Hands are Gilt Index style and and a Gilt Index style Seconds Hand shows on a sub Dial completely obscuring the 6.

21 Jewel 7AA dated A9 (1949).

Crown is signed Bulova.

Caseback is Gold and stamped as shown.

as found.

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Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
Q
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Model: 
7AA
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
3055493
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Crystal Details: 
Quad
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 Added 26 March 2011  Finally vetted as AA "Q" on 4/15/11 with addition of evidentiary advertisements.

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