Bulova 1949 Academy Award "T"

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.575713
Variant: 
T
Manufacture Year: 
1949
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
1273753
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

Nice Academy Award "T" in original clam shell case with period 'Velvet Grip' scissors band. Movement and case both carry A9 date code.

Added 11/28/2011

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1949 Bulova Academy Award watch Geoffrey Baker 11 28 2011 GLB
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Sidmind
Posted April 26, 2014 - 1:52am

How rare do you think this 1949 model is?  I was poking around in my collection of Bulova's checking for model names for inventory and started reading up on the Academy Award watches, then find this post regarding the 1949 model and sure enough mine is as well.

It looks identicle to this one but a flex band.

I will take some photos and make a new post with all the information soon.

Geoff Baker
Posted April 26, 2014 - 6:01am

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Hi Sidmind, I think there's a difference between 'rare' and 'rarely seen'. My belief is that very few Bulova watches are rare, they were after all, mass produced mid century consumer goods. On the other hand I would say that this particular model of Academy watches is one that I haven't seen very many of, in other words, 'rarely seen'. Bulova claims to have lost all records prior to the mid 70's so we'll never know how many were made, but my guess is hundreds of hundreds.