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Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

F

Manufacture Year: 

1950

Movement Symbol: 

49 (A9)

Movement Model: 

6BC

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

567284

Case shape: 

CornerCut

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Tonneau

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

This is an AA "F", a little easier to ID than the other one I posted : )  The case is a bit rough on this one but it has a working curtain dial movement and I wanted the an example of one with a band from this ad so it is good for that.  Hoping to find a NOS of this band at some point but this one will do for now.  

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1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
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Bulova 1951 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

FF

Manufacture Year: 

1951

Movement Model: 

6BC

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

0159078

Case shape: 

CornerCut

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Domed Cushion

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

Hi All!  I think this is a ladies AA.  I am thinking "FF" or "GG".  There are several ads for the "FF" but I have not been able to find an ad for the "GG".  We just know that there is pricelist for a "GG" and it has the same crystal as the "FF".  There is an ad that says it came in yellow or white.  It is becoming clear to me that there was not a clear order to variants.  Some the white came first and some the yellow came first.  Will look forward to your thoughts on it.

It is 10K white gold filled.  It is date stamped L1 on both the case and movement.  The movement is a working 6BC 21 jewel.  The case is in fairly good shape.  I just need to give it a good cleaning. The dial has a pretty heavy patina.  The dial and hands match the ad.

Edited to add the last two photos with a replacement band.

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1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
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Bulova 1951 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

LL

Manufacture Year: 

1951

Movement Model: 

5AD

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

080219

Case shape: 

CornerCut

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Cushion

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

Hi All!  I feel like a broken record but I was pretty happy to find this one.  Each watch I get has something special I like.  This one I believe is an Academy Award "LL", look forward to hearing if you agree.  I have been looking for this one for some time along with a couple of others thinking it would never come up.  Finally!

It has a 10k white gold filled case with two diamonds, date stamped L1.  I will put an ad in the comments showing it as white.  The working movement is a 21 jewel 5AD, date stamped L1 also.  

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1951 Bulova Academy Award LL watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
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Bulova 1953 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

ZZ

Manufacture Year: 

1953

Movement Model: 

7AA

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

6563090

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

20.6mm x 17.2 flat both ways on bottom and curved top to bottom on top

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

1953 His Excellency  - Match both example in database and ad. The ad is from 1950. What a bugger to polish....all those little nooks and crannies geeze

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1953 Bulova Academy Award ZZ watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
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Bulova 1951 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

ZZ

Manufacture Year: 

1951

Movement Model: 

7AA

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

4955353

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

21.5mm x 17.5mm curved side to side on bottom flat top to bottom curved top side to side in dome shape flat top to bottom

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Finally!!! #121 in my collection and I finally scored my first Academt Award.

1951 Academy Award ZZ

Unlike this one in the database https://www.mybulova.com/watches/1951-academy-award-7469

This one has the correct shaded dial (clearly visable anyway lol) and it does not have the "box" around the seconds ticks as correct per the ad.

Unfortunately is in need of a good cleaning before it will tick.

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1951 Bulova Academy Award ZZ watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
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Bulova 1949 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

T

Manufacture Year: 

1949

Movement Symbol: 

49 (A9)

Movement Model: 

7AA

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

1241813

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

4 quadrant

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

1949 dated movement and case (A9). Excellent condition and accurate Academy Award "T" in original clamshell case. Crystal has been replaced at some point with a peaked center 4 quadrant. Received as seen with a fresh service.

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1949 Bulova Academy Award T watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch
1949 Bulova watch

Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

D

Manufacture Year: 

1950

Movement Symbol: 

49 (A9)

Movement Model: 

6BC

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

058403

Case shape: 

CornerCut

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

CornerCut

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

Hello,  This is an Academy Award "D".  I had been watching this one for quite some time and finally broke down and bought it.  It has been serviced and is in pretty nice condition.  It was the last ladies AA that I hoping to add to my collection. 

21 jewel 6BC movement date stamped A9, 14KT yellow gold case date stamped L0, gold curtain dial.

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1950 Bulova Academy Awards D watch
1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch
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Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

H

Manufacture Year: 

1950

Movement Model: 

6BC

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

737776

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

Hi All,  I picked this one up this week.  It is in really nice condition, much better than the first one I bought.  I wasn't sure if it was working and was happy to find that it is : )  Photographed on an ad postcard I was able to pick up.

It has a 10K gold filled case marked L0.  The has a 6BC 21 jewel movement with a L0 date stamp.  All the high points look good which is what I was hoping for.

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1950 Bulova watch
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Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

Z

Manufacture Year: 

1950

Movement Model: 

10BM

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

2924058

Case shape: 

Stepped

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Additional Information

Hi, Bulova Friends --

I'm corresponding with an eBay Seller about this watch. It looks to me like a 1950 Academy Award Z, but (a) the dial numerals are highlighted in white and not simply black, and (b) I'm only guessing the movement is 10BM, and (c) I really don't know what I'm doing.

If you have an opinion about this, I'd be grateful to read it.

Many thanks as always --

Michael

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1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch
1950 Bulova watch

Bulova 1951 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

ZZ

Manufacture Year: 

1951

Movement Symbol: 

47

Movement Model: 

unknown

Movement Jewels: 

Unknown

Movement Serial No.: 

unknown

Case Serial No.: 

4796423

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Gender: 

Mens
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1947 Bulova watch
1947 Bulova watch
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