Academy Award

Bulova 1951 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
A
Manufacture Year: 
1951
Movement Model: 
-
Case Serial No.: 
-
Case shape: 
Round
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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Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
S
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Model: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
4029616
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Men's
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Bulova 1949 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
X
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
1884669
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

                    "Academy Award" model.   21J Bulova 1950 (code LO).  Vintage Expansion Band.

 Triple Signed, Curtain Dial, and 10K GF case.  Unusual  Lugs.  New Crystal.  Excellent Condition.

                       Case size is 22 mm wide x 42 mm long (lug to lug).  Band lug size is 16 mm.

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1950 Bulova Academy Award Watch
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Bulova 1951 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
B
Manufacture Year: 
1951
Movement Model: 
-
Case Serial No.: 
-
Case shape: 
Round
Additional Information: 

The Academy have always been very protective over their naming rights and have had many legal battles with people exploiting it, even to the extent of one such case against someone making Oscar shaped Chocolates, who they sued....madness! However in 1949 they licensed, for 4 years, Bulova to produce an exclusive line of watches which could be marketed under their name starting from 1950 to 1954, this was to cost Bulova $154,000 to use just the name and emblems associated with the Awards and nothing else.... Just a year later when Bulova tried to stretch their rights by advertising the watch as an "Award Winning Design" The Academy sued them with "perpertrating a fraud" arguing that Oscar's symbolic value had been diminished because people would assume that Bulova had earned an Oscar for "best watch design". The Academy aligned with the Federal Trade Commission to break its contract with the company two years early, making this a very scarce item, popular with watch collectors and film memorabilia collectors alike. Academy models always have ribbed dials . They are always 21j, they are always dated to 1950-1951 with little variattion. There were 4 known versions of the mens Academy Watch and two ladies, both shown here..

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Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
Z
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Model: 
10BM
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
Unknown
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

They are always 21j, they are almost always dated to 1950-1951 with little variattion.

 

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

The Academy have always been very protective over their naming rights and have had many legal battles with people exploiting it, even to the extent of one such case against someone making Oscar shaped Chocolates, who they sued....madness! However in 1949 they licensed, for 4 years, Bulova to produce an exclusive line of watches which could be marketed under their name starting from 1950 to 1954, this was to cost Bulova $154,000 to use just the name and emblems associated with the Awards and nothing else.... Just a year later when Bulova tried to stretch their rights by advertising the watch as an "Award Winning Design" The Academy sued them with "perpertrating a fraud" arguing that Oscar's symbolic value had been diminished because people would assume that Bulova had earned an Oscar for "best watch design". The Academy aligned with the Federal Trade Commission to break its contract with the company two years early, making this a very scarce item, popular with watch collectors and film memorabilia collectors alike. Many Academy models have ribbed dials and cases. They are always 21j, they are always dated to 1950-1951 with little variattion. The mens watches in original boxes, such as this one have been known to reach $2500 at auction.

 

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