Bulova 1950 Academy Award "B"

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Variant: 
B
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
6BC
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
255180
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Ladies
Additional Information: 

Hi all

I believe this little beauty is a 1950 Academy Award B ladies watch.

The case is marked, Bulova 10k Gold filled  LO  and the serial number 255180. on the outside. On the inside Bulova . Fifth Avenue. New York.The movement is a 6BC 21 jewel unadjusted. and is marked A9.

the bracelet is marked . Speidel 56 expanding gold plated.

The crown is marked Bulova

Looking through the adverts in the db. the watch has the same dial and case as the A.A B in the 1950 advert. although the strap is different.

There seems to be very little ware to either the case or strap, but it does require a new crystal. the watch runs but will need a service. 

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jabs
Posted May 4, 2015 - 2:07pm

Panel Member

AA "B"

Geoff Baker
Posted May 5, 2015 - 5:33am

Club 5000Panel Member

Yes George, looks like the Academy Award B to me as well. Nice find.

Andersok
Posted May 5, 2015 - 6:20am

Panel Member

Agree with AA "B"

donegd
Posted May 5, 2015 - 6:23am

Yes I have been looking at quite a number of the ladies watches and have managed to pick up a few quite cheaply ( watches that is , not ladies) ;-).  there are some really lovely designs

mybulova_admin
Posted May 5, 2015 - 8:03am

Club 5000Panel Member

Very nice. A true classic Bulova ladies Academy Award "B". The band is a nice match.

donegd
Posted May 6, 2015 - 7:34am

Thanks to all. its nice to have a ladies version of an AA to go along with the men's examples I have