Bulova 1951 Academy Award "YY"

8/10 votes
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GS CMY312-6 (Ac. Award)
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1951 21 j 10bm model. The only crystal to fit is a CMY 312-6 for an Academy Award Model. The case is all 10k gold filled. The date, case, 21j movement and crystal all suggest it may be an academy, we know there are plain dial varients around. I can find no adverts for this model or hardly any other models the same as. So any ideas? Excellency or Academy are the two front runners at present!

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William Smith
Posted November 4, 2012 - 2:37am

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Thanks DarHin and JP.  I think I got it now.  There are several crystals listed in these last couple comments.  The catalogs say that most are listed for an AA YY only.  Greg's crystal says AA.  ...and all these crystals "fit" subject watch. 
That's enough for me to change to an AA vote.  Thanks for walking me through this one!

Posted November 4, 2012 - 10:10am

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Given the discussions I would have to concour with Unknown until an ad is found. Crystal specs and a display case just don't cut it for me. If it is an AA, it's clearly a unidentified variant. Best I would do is " Unconfirmed" AA.

Posted November 4, 2012 - 11:51am

Shawn,  how many watches have we confirmed as generic with just crystal specs?? In this case we have irrifutable proof comming from three different crystal catalogs that the only watch the crystal fits is the AA YY. I will agree with the lack of an advert showing the dial and hands limits the choice to a generic AA but that at the very least.

My final answer is generic AA based on the nice pile of catalog evidence.

Posted November 4, 2012 - 4:03pm

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Hey John,

I'm good with unconfirmed AA,   but that's as far as I would be willing to go. JMO, I'm certain that down the road we'll see the proof and get the variant extension too. Until then................

Posted November 4, 2012 - 4:11pm

OK my friend. I am sticking with generic AA for my vote.

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Posted November 4, 2012 - 8:15pm

an entertaining read to say the least.

do We have a vote count? as I've now lost track...and interest.

Posted November 4, 2012 - 8:23pm

Glad I opened up this can-o-worms everyone? .........lol....... Apologies....

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William Smith
Posted November 4, 2012 - 8:26pm

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I'ts hard to count up the vote w/ the changes.  I'll try.

5   AA:   Will, Shawn, JP, Mark, DarHin
4   unknown:  Bobbee, Admin, Geoff, Plains

As best as I can tell.

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Posted November 4, 2012 - 9:51pm

No need for apologies Gary, it's fairly obvious from the evidence that Your Watch is a part of the 'AA' series.

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William Smith
Posted February 15, 2015 - 2:30pm

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I'm still at two ticks tentative for this one...  Still no ad?  ...ID based on three seperate crystal specs which "are not listed as any other model" however thats a different statement than saying "doesn't fit any other model".