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Bulova 1951 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

HH

Manufacture Year: 

1951

Movement Model: 

6BC

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

587792

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

CMT 145-150 11.4 x 11.4 Tonneau

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

I found this one in a lot of watches which I don't usually even look at.  I thought it was worth picking up a few I didn't want to get it.  I believe it is an Academy Award "HH".  I really like the lugs on this one.  I have a band coming that is like the original and will post of pic of it when I have it installed.  For now I have put a cord band on it.

The case is 10K gold filled, date stamped L1.  The movement is also dated stamped L1.

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Bulova 1951 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

DD

Manufacture Year: 

1951

Movement Model: 

6BC

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

467229

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

11.6 x 11.6 CC286-90

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

This one has an interesting case and lugs.  I believe it is an Academy Award "DD".

It has a 10K yellow gold filled case that is date stamped L1.  The 6BC working 21 jewel movement is also date stamped L1.

The GS catalog has the CC287 as the crystal for the AA "DD" but I used a CC286-90 that is the same shape and size but has a lower profile.  I also installed a NOS nylon cord band.  I bought a big batch of band watch parts a while back that has been so nice to have.

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1951 Bulova watch
1951 Bulova watch
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Bulova 1950 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

B

Manufacture Year: 

1950

Movement Symbol: 

49 (A9)

Movement Model: 

6BC

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

471965

Case shape: 

CornerCut

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Tonneau

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

I picked this one up this week for a spare movement/dial.  I hadn't planned on putting it in the DB because it looked pretty rough in the listing.  Much to my surprise it cleaned up beautifully, much nicer than the first one I entered.  There is little to no wear on the case and the dial is really pretty.  I popped a new crystal on it and a NOS band and it is almost like new!

It has a 10K yellow gold filled case dated stamped L0.  The movement is date stamped A9.  Photographed on a postcard I also picked up recently. 

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Bulova 1951 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

OO

Manufacture Year: 

1951

Movement Model: 

6BC

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

I271085

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Tonneau

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

I picked up a second AA "OO" because the dial was a bit nicer than the first one.  After getting it in the mail I don't think it is that much nicer but still nice to get just the same.  Like this one:  https://www.mybulova.com/watches/1951-academy-award-9915 .  I think these were popular models in the day and they are all pretty well worn.  Still on the look out for a mint one.  I swapped bands so this one would have the NOS original band and I put another complementary NOS band on my first one. 

This has a 10K yellow gold filled case date stamped L1.  The 21 jewel working movement is also date stamped L1.  I installed a new crystal which snapped right in place.  

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1951 Bulova watch
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Bulova 1951 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

L

Manufacture Year: 

1951

Movement Model: 

5AD

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

760374

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Tonneau

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

I was delighted to find and purchase this one this week.  I believe it is an Academy Award "L".

The case is 14k yellow gold.  It has unique lugs and is a very petite watch like the "M" and "KK".  The case and movement are date stamped L1.  The dial is in pretty nice shape and the movement is working.  The crystal was very scratch so I had a new crystal installed and I installed a NOS band. 

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Bulova 1951 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

KK

Manufacture Year: 

1951

Movement Model: 

5AD

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

82711

Case shape: 

CornerCut

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Tonneau

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

I have been wanting to pick up one of these in an earlier year than the other one I have.  This one is a 1951.  It is in nice shape except for the crystal which I will replace at some point.  I installed a NOS silk cord band.

It has a 14K case that is date stamped L1.  The working movement is also date stamped L1.  The inside of this case just has swirls and service marks.

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Bulova 1953 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

NN

Manufacture Year: 

1953

Movement Model: 

6BC

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

5462962

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Tonneau

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

I picked this one up for the transitional AA case.  Not sure if Bulova was lazy on this one or someone took it apart and didn't put it back together correctly.  This would appear to be the original case and booklet by the information inside.  

The case is date stamped L3 and the movement L2.  It was purchased in June, 1953 and has the model #6131 in the booklet.  

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Bulova 1951 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

PP

Manufacture Year: 

1951

Movement Model: 

6BC

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

I252484

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Tonneau

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

I am so happy that I was able to get this one.  It is my first what appears to be NOS with a string tag.  But even more exciting than that is that it confirms that this is an Academy Award "PP"!!  I had to do a little happy dance with this one : )

The case is 10k white gold filled and is date stamped L1.  The 6BC 21 jewel movement is date stamped L1 as well.  The dial is pristine and so pretty.  

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Bulova 1952 Academy Award

Model ID rating explained.

Variant: 

NN

Manufacture Year: 

1952

Movement Model: 

6BC

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

022924

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

Tonneau

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

Another duplicate for me but thought it would be good to have two examples in the DB so I am posting it.  I was able to get another NOS band from the same seller as my first one.  So nice to have the original bands.  This was a very well advertised ladies AA.

The case is date stamped L2 and the movement is date stamped L1.  The case has an inscription "Annabel".  Like this one https://www.mybulova.com/watches/1951-academy-award-9714

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1952 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.: 

743190

Case shape: 

CornerCut

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

11.6 x 11.6 CC286-90

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

I picked up a couple of duplicates.  This is one of them.  I will probably replace the crystal.  I have installed a band close to the original.

It has a 10k gold filled case date stamped L1.  The movement is also date stamped L1.  The dial is in pretty nice shape.  Like this one https://www.mybulova.com/watches/1951-academy-award-10537

Edited:  I replaced the crystal and redid the main photo.  The "FF" and "GG" take the CC287 or CC286-90.  I used a CC286-90

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