Bulova 1950 Academy Award "W"

8/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
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Variant: 
W
Manufacture Year: 
1950
Movement Symbol: 
49 (A9)
Movement Model: 
7AK
Movement Jewels: 
21
Case Serial No.: 
2944064
Case shape: 
Rectangle
Gender: 
Men's
Additional Information: 

 

Changed ID from Academy Award to Academy Award W and updated photos on 5-26-12
EDIT:  2012.11.11  Removed the LO data symbol from movement serial number field.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted February 6, 2011 - 9:40am

Bob,

The handwritten Bill of Sale appears to be a private transfer between the Watches original Owner to a W. E. Morelock  and not a Retail Sale.

The original Owner being an Edward Gaddis, as witnessed.

 

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1939noel
Posted November 23, 2010 - 7:15pm

The cost to repair your watch was very reasonable - over here in the UK I can expect a labour charge of $120 plus parts.

 

Noel

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WatchCrystals.net
Posted May 19, 2011 - 2:51am

 Hey Noel, 

 

I know a good watchmaker in England, who charges about HALF that amount... PM me, if interested???

 

:-)  Scott

OldTicker
Posted January 20, 2012 - 10:06pm

Academy Award "W"

zappatore88
Posted July 14, 2012 - 11:43am

hi does any one know what crystal ref # that is? i have a nice academy award as well and would like to replace the crystal.

thanks

 

bourg01
Posted July 14, 2012 - 12:03pm

Panel Member

There are 5 or 6 crystals that will fit the AA models. All are 21.6 x 17.6mm. Wish I could tell you more but I've misplaced the catalogue with the AA crystals listed. I'll send an update when I find it.

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DarHin
Posted July 14, 2012 - 12:31pm

All of the following are cylinder flat top type and look just like the one on the subject watch. They should also fit the "R" variant.

BB CX2166A glass

Perfit HC215/6 glass

G-S CX769FT plastic

SUC RS575T plastic

Darren

 

bourg01
Posted July 14, 2012 - 1:10pm

Panel Member

Thanks Darren,

I just looked at some of my stock and found these, but I still haven't found my book!

G-S CMX326-36  "SS"  ( TRI-FACETED )

G-S CMX326-35G  " Q " ( BI-FACETED)

G-S CMX326-35H  "Cheterfield A" ( FLAT TOP ) and a perfect fit in the " W "

 

SUC  RMS128-19T  Flat Top

SUC RMS128-19D  Quad Faceted

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DarHin
Posted July 14, 2012 - 1:34pm

Shawn, all of the crystals that you listed are military type. The subject watch takes a flat bottom crystal.

Darren

bourg01
Posted July 14, 2012 - 2:20pm

Panel Member

Hey Darren,

I understand that, however the person asking the crystal question says he has an AA model but is not model specific. All of the crystals I listed are for or will fit various AA models, not  the AA "W" model which is the subject watch shown.