Academy Award Dials myth Busted

Hi All,

Been a while since I last visited since my disgreements with Stephen and site issues but that's past us now. This find is just far too significant to be kept hidden in my cataloge. For years we all believed all AA model watches had curtain textured dials. Last year that myth was debunked with the addition of a few new ads showing a 2-tone " X " or quadrant dial.

We have always disregarded plain Bulter dials as being used, but suspected maybe they were.

This is probably the biggest, most important find that I have ever come across, even too important to let old bad blood stop me from sharing it.

So, From Alden's Dept. Store, 1951 Spring and Summer cataloge, I present to you, The plain Butler dail Academy Award watch. A shame we don't get a model extention but it's still proof positive that Bulova still tagged this case and dial as an AA model.

Stephen has been sent a photo of the ad to put into the database. Regards, Shawn

 

NOVA
Posted April 6, 2012 - 9:22pm

Fantastic find, Shawn.  Thanks for sharing it.

bourg01
Posted April 6, 2012 - 9:31pm

Panel Member

It's my Pleasure to share a find this important in Bulova's history though many of us will be kicking or butts for selling them off before this, I am.

NOVA
Posted April 6, 2012 - 9:37pm

Yes, but now we have new ones to go after--let the hunting begin!

bourg01
Posted April 6, 2012 - 9:53pm

Panel Member

Well , I have one listed and this time it's priced right. P- Mail me for the listing URL if you want to take a look.

OldTicker
Posted April 6, 2012 - 10:39pm

Excellent find Shawn,

Is it the same case as the "Z"...like this one?

http://www.mybulova.com/node/3036

bourg01
Posted April 6, 2012 - 10:48pm

Panel Member

Yes it is exactly. I'll try to post mine tomorrow for a better view of the package but I can't say for sure I'll get it done. I'm up rather late and running on borrowed time. So if you have the plain dial, ......KEEP IT......

OldTicker
Posted April 6, 2012 - 10:56pm

Lol!,

Its tucked safely away in my WTFDIDWT drawer...now I know what to do with it...

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William Smith
Posted April 6, 2012 - 11:07pm

Club 5000Panel Member

I misplace things in that palce too. For me, it's also several boxes and a drawer....and just a couple weeks ago found a bunch of old Bulova in there, including an academy awards w/ a nice crutain box....I gotta post it soon, but until then...it's in the WTFDIDWT box...unless I forget it's there again.

OldTicker
Posted April 6, 2012 - 11:15pm

Gotta have 'em Will, but you have to revisit them every now and then...like finding a undiscovered treasure! : )

plainsmen
Posted April 6, 2012 - 11:40pm

Club 5000Panel Member

Wow... GREAT ad!!  That's exactly the stuff we know is still out there.  So much info that's just hidden away waiting for us to find it!

Good stuff man... thanks!

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Posted April 7, 2012 - 6:06am

Nice one!

 

It has been My contention all along that these plain Dialed Watches were 'AA's, now let's find the soild White and Checkerboards....

NOVA
Posted April 7, 2012 - 7:23am

Yeah, if you make enough assumptions about enough different issues, eventually one or two of them is likely to turn out to be correct. Keep up the good work.  :P

Jim Townsend
Posted April 7, 2012 - 2:55pm

I have the solid white dial AA  SWEET !!!!!

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 7, 2012 - 9:11am

amazing eh?

It's called experienced.

Jim Townsend
Posted April 7, 2012 - 2:59pm

I have a soild white dial AA i had it listed here before but when i deleted all my watches it went to. I have only one pic saved of it and must try to get new ones and post this watch.

bourg01
Posted April 7, 2012 - 4:26pm

Panel Member

No Worries Jim,

I still have mine, just have to find some time to post it.

Jim Townsend
Posted April 9, 2012 - 5:08pm

Just got mine out and looking it has a 1950 date code. I am going to try and post it