Academy Award

Bulova 1951 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
Q
Manufacture Year: 
1951
Movement Model: 
7AA
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
Unknown
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

 

I don't have the specific ad illustration for the (2nd generation?) "Academy Award" related timepieces marketed/sold AFTER the lawsuit was settled (in 1950) which allowed Bulova rights to continue selling OFF these same case designs, while apparently refraining from utilizing any remaining "gold or silver curtain" dials (?) but interestingly... this watch is engraved: 4.15, 1951 (see the live ebay listing below, for reference:)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290530789462&ssPageNa...

and this is clearly another (original) '51 "X" dial in a modified His Excellency "UU" style case, akin to the others... And likely one of two "X" dial styles in the same (AA) style cases, manf. in 1950/51 (?) and sporting the 1949 (- 51?) 21J "7AA" (vs. 7AK) movements...

The interesting thing about this particular watch (which is just like the remaining one I just received back and will soon resell... see image no. 5 below) is that it was actually engraved and given as a gift... in 1951! (i.e. vs. later resold in say 1953 +/-) And therefore it appears that these same CASES might well have also been used  (AND SOLD?) with 7AA movements in 1950, 51(and maybe later?) as either Academys (maybe to Academy Award "Runners up," and/or the general public?) Or maybe not?! (But there is the one ad illustrating this model, as such! THE PLOT THICKENS, or not?!

 

:-)  Scott

P.S. And my thanks to Marlin Silva, for the eB listing link!

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Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
T
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: 

 

Fantastic white gold version of the 1949 Academy Award Model "T", sporting a 7AA, 21 Jewel movement.

New crystal, just serviced, new seconds hand.  Thanks so much to Mike at Timemachines for the tuneups!

I was going to sell this one but I think after seeing how great it looks, it'll be staying with ol' Plainsmen.  I had originally thought when I was purchasing it off auction it was natural yellow gold as seen in the pic below.  Not so much when I opened it up!  Seems to me that the white gold versions are fewer and farther in between than their natural gold bretheren.

Here's the before:

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1949 Academy Award Model "T"
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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.: 
1945846
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
BB MX2166 21.64mm x 17.46mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1950 Bulova "Academy Award" 7AA 21J movement date stamped 49,  White and Sliver "X" quadrant dial, Raised Gold markers and hands, 10K Yellow Gold filled bezel and back, New BB X2166 Glass crystal, New Brown padded leather band.

Nice looking and good running watch, will replace leather strap when I find a original style expansion band.

Bulova ad's show both the "X" style dial and the "Curtain" style dials on named AA models. "R" having the Quadrant Dial & "W" having the Curtain Dial

Let the discussion continue...

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Bulova 1951 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
R
Manufacture Year: 
1951
Movement Model: 
7AA
Movement Jewels: 
21
Movement Serial No.: 
None
Case Serial No.: 
3460631
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
17.5mm W x 21.4 L
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Ribbed bezel 10K case, with an X dial.

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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.: 
2846868
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

 I have this model Bulova academy award wristwatch for 61 years. It was a graduation gift to me in 1950, my parents paid around $70. A lot of money back then, but after 61 years and a couple of cleanings it still runs. A nice wristwatch!

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1950 Bulova Academy Award Model W

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.: 
1881750
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
GS MX2166 / 21.6 x 17.5
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Signed 5x Dated 2x:

Distinct 'Academy Award' ribbed Case measures 37mm lug to lug X 22mm wide non inclusive of the Crown while using Calipers.

Two tone Harlequinn or 'X' Dial shows raised Gilt Arabic numerals and Bulova logo with Black printed tracks. Hour and Minute Hands are Gilt Modern style and a Gilt Modern style Seconds Hand appears on a sub Dial totally obscuring the 6.

Crown signed Bulova.

Caseback is Gold stamped Bulova L0 (1950) and Bulova 5th Ave New York inside.

21 Jewel 7AA movement with Breguet Hairspring stamped A9 (1949).

Matching Kreisler Bracelet.

 

*Restoration project:

Found in a drawer after many Years. Dial shows age from Years of missing a Crystal and will be replaced or refinished.

Movement appears untouched, winds, sets and runs perfectly.

100% Original.

 

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Bulova 1951 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1951
Additional Information: 

I have none of the information about this watch, movement Symbol, movement model etc.  My father purchased it for my grandmother before he joined the Army.  She passed away several years ago and both my parents have moved in with my sister and my mother gave me the watch.  Would like some information about the watch if possible, value, value when purchased, etc?  I found this picture on this site like the one I have, but the band is a different band, not like the one in the picture, there is no box for it.  I have carried to a jeweler to be cleaned and checked.

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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.: 
4757641
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

Bulova "Academy Award," Model "N," Circa 1950/51. Powered by the flagship 21 Jewel, 7AA movement (manufactured in 1949) and housed in a 10 karat yellow gold filled case, with the "X" factor original two- tone taupe and cream dial, sporting Grecoesque numerics and an "in miniature" sub second ensemble, at six o' clock.

I will entertain ONLY serious offers for this RARE timepiece. It's the perfect compliment to the even RARER WHITE gold filled Academy Award Model "T" watch I also just posted here... This watch is also in excellent overall condition. And I may soon have a second matching (Academy Award) box set for it as well...

 

My Best :-)  William

 

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Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
W
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
2944064
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

 

Changed ID from Academy Award to Academy Award W and updated photos on 5-26-12
EDIT:  2012.11.11  Removed the LO data symbol from movement serial number field.

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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: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
1854596
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

AUTHENTIC Bulova "Academy Award," Watch Model "T," Circa 1950. Powered by the flagship 21 Jewel, 7AK movement (manufactured in 1949) and housed in a RARE 10 karat WHITE gold filled case, with the unique gold filled "corrogated" style dial, sporting black "spear" point hands and odd numeral markers, with a matching black sub second ensemble at six o' clock.

This watch is in excellent overall condition! I also have the matching box set for it as well. (Inner and outer boxes.) Retail price in 1950: $71.50 US.

THIS RARE TIMEPIECE HAS BEEN SOLD...  (On 1.09.11, for the opening bid price of $490.00 US)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ULTRA-RARE-1950-BULOVA-MENS-ACADEMY-AWARD-WRIST-WATC...

 

My Best :-)  William

 

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