Bulova 1950 Academy Award "R"

4/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
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Variant: 
R
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
7AA
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
1945846
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
BB MX2166 21.64mm x 17.46mm
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1950 Bulova "Academy Award" 7AA 21J movement date stamped 49,  White and Sliver "X" quadrant dial, Raised Gold markers and hands, 10K Yellow Gold filled bezel and back, New BB X2166 Glass crystal, New Brown padded leather band.

Nice looking and good running watch, will replace leather strap when I find a original style expansion band.

Bulova ad's show both the "X" style dial and the "Curtain" style dials on named AA models. "R" having the Quadrant Dial & "W" having the Curtain Dial

Let the discussion continue...

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FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 20, 2011 - 6:16pm

No need to discuss Greg

Here's one in the box bought new by the current owners Father and handed down.

I own an identical and it's proof enough for Me - Acadamy Award.

'X' variant is the guess due to the X Dial.

OldTicker
Posted February 20, 2011 - 6:40pm

Mark,

The X variant also takes a different crystal, one that fits a curved bezel , yours, Waynes, and mine has flat crystal grooves and takes a flat crystal to match, GS CX 769FT, BB X 2168, No curvature and measures 21.6mm x 17.5mm. This AA variant is labled as  a "W" and the only one that takes this crystal number.

The X variant takes a GS CMX 326-36 or a BB MX 2160 which measures 21.6mm x 17.6mm and is curved on the 17.6mm side

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 20, 2011 - 7:26pm

W?

ok, makes perfect sense.

lol

OldTicker
Posted February 20, 2011 - 8:16pm

Thats Bulova for you...

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Wayne Hanley
Posted February 20, 2011 - 7:40pm

 

Is mine a Academy Award dubu or is it still a bastard child with a LO movement & L1 case?

Wayne

OldTicker
Posted February 20, 2011 - 8:21pm

Yours is an Academy Award "W" as far as I can tell, just like Marks and mine.

If you remove the movement, you should be able to see if the crystal grooves are flat on all dimensions, if they are it should be a "W" model

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WatchCrystals.net
Posted March 18, 2011 - 6:00am

Another NICE ONE, Greg

And... Credits, or None... VICTORY IS MINE...

 

:-)  Scott

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 15, 2011 - 5:24pm

cudo's to Scott.

One thing I may mention are the 2 variants to the now named 'R' - one has a Gold Dial.

 : )