I think I found the Academy Award "S"

So last week I managed to outsnipe the Sniping King on a Bulova, it was hard to tell from the bad photo and discription what kind of condition it was, but I was sure it was a Academy Award "Z"

It arrived yesterday and sure enough it was a "Z" and was in excellent condition other than a ladies leather band had been installed.

I got to looking at my other project watches that I aquired this summer, and noticed one that looked very much alike, it was a L1 with a 21J 10BM movement with a White dial with Gold painted markers & numbers, so I started looking up the crystal that is used for the "Z", and compared it with other AA watches listed, sure enough there was a "S" model that took the same crystal, so I believe this to be a 1951 Academy Award "S" model.

What do all of you pro's think?? Is it a new AA model or am I chasing my tail??

 

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 22, 2011 - 8:20pm

I think You're right Greg.

The White Dialed 'AA' .....

disclaimer: not a pro

OldTicker
Posted October 22, 2011 - 8:26pm

Ok, how about "Pro Am"?

plainsmen
Posted October 26, 2011 - 7:43am

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Hrmm.. well Greg.  I dunno if this helps or hinders your cause!  Haha...  seller says it's the original box.  Movement show's "LO", so if that's the correct movment which it should be... it's pre-lawsuit but hrmm... "His Excellency"?

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 26, 2011 - 7:53am

I think the 'ACADEMY AWARD' was considered a sub specie of the 'EXCELLENCY' line of Watches and I have no doubt the Watch You show is in its original box and the tag is legit....I've said all along that it's an 'AA'.

OldTicker
Posted October 26, 2011 - 8:10am

$59.95 seems a little cheap for an Excellency with a metal band, but maybe it originally came with a leather strap? The ad's we have here advertise the price at $71.50 for Excellency's and AA's with a metal band, and as low as $49.50 with a leather strap. 

No listings in my GS or BB catalogs for a Excellency series taking a CMY304-10 crystal.

plainsmen
Posted October 26, 2011 - 8:16am

Club 5000Panel Member

I also think it's the Academy Award bro... just a big pile of gobbledygook for those few years though.  Everything is just confusing and hidden as far as information on these things!