Introducing the Academy Award President

Good Morning!

Picked this up yesterday.Here we have an excellent example of the interchangeability of Bulova parts. A President case with the Academy Award curtain dial. More info to follow on the movement when I get it in hand. Go figure? Bulova didn't do this.

 Hmmm, pretty small picture, check it out here.

Of course, it's NOT going to stay this way!

Posted November 26, 2011 - 11:11am

Are you certain  ;-)

Posted November 26, 2011 - 11:36am

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Certain enough to say the movement and dial WILL be returned to the case they should be in, The "Academy Award T" . Good thing I have a spare.

I think the 1928 "Revere" is going to restore real nice too.

Posted November 26, 2011 - 11:39am

Yup! I was watching this one (or two), Glad to see you get it. Looking forward to seeing the "correct" after pics.

Posted November 26, 2011 - 12:05pm

That was a nice score Shawn!

I hope they didn't bend up the AA dial trying to cram it into that President case...The Revere looks like a nice restoration project in the making, cant wait to see this one when complete.

Posted November 26, 2011 - 2:13pm

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Yea, gotta be a quick draw to beat Jerin's sniper. Dial will be fine, it fits the Pres case perfectly, I've just checked that cause you got me worried.

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Posted November 26, 2011 - 12:16pm

Case and Dial are a Decade apart, good call.

Posted November 26, 2011 - 2:18pm

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Yea, As soon as I saw the curtain dial, I knew I'd be adding another AA to my collection. The "Revere "

is a special bonus too. She's going to be really sweet.

Posted November 26, 2011 - 8:31pm

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Posted November 26, 2011 - 9:11pm


Posted November 27, 2011 - 1:06am

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 NO hmmm here Fifth , you know just as well as I, 40's case, 50's dial is just a frankenbullly. I'll make this find a 'Academy Award " as it should be. This watch just proves what any watchmaker can do with movements, dials and cases that can, will be and have been swapped out for customers or blatentely interchanged to increase value by a bad seller. In this case, not so, the seller has made no claim to AA models, I've bought from him since I started 8 years ago and I trust him 100%. This seller was and is one of my mentors who encouraged me, offered advice and gave me direction when I first started out doing repairs and after 22 years, he retired,  I bought alot of his parts from his own watch shop and will continue to work with the same comittment to quality and accuracy that he has encouraged  me to do so. Sorry but there's no hmmmm, could it be? here. Bulova did not do this, some watchmaker did it and I'm going to make it right again.

Mark, I just don't get it with you sometimes. We used to think only curtain dials were AA watches, then we saw through new ads that 2 -tone X dials in the same cases were also AA models but to hmmmm a 1940 ish case to a 1950 AA is just plain stupid, and ridiculas as you noted in your previous post.

Don't go hmmm on me now, your contradicting your own previous comments.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted November 27, 2011 - 11:33pm

Yes Shawn!

I agree with you totally!

Let's just ID with the facts!