Academy Award

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 Academy Award
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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
Bulova watch

Bulova 1951 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1951
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 watch
Bulova watch
Bulova watch

Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
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 watch
Bulova watch

Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.
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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