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Bulova 1950 Academy Award "B"

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

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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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted November 17, 2019 - 3:55pm

tshanno
Posted November 17, 2019 - 4:55pm

That is a super cool watch. Love the lugs. 

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted November 17, 2019 - 5:02pm

Thank you Tom.  It is one of my favorite ladies Academy Award watches because I love the lugs.

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted November 17, 2019 - 5:16pm

Wow Kathy, that's a sweetheart! Don't you love it when you think you are buying parts and it turns out to be that nice? Well done w/the band and crystal, I'm impressed!

1950 AA "B".

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted November 17, 2019 - 5:38pm

Thank you Bob!  Yes I was pretty happy when I realized how nice it looked after cleaning the case.  This is one of my favorite AA models so it is really great to have one in good shape.  

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted November 17, 2019 - 9:32pm

Great story and a wonderful surprise. Well bought Kathy.

1950 Bulova Academy Award B

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted November 17, 2019 - 10:44pm

Thank you Geoff!

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted November 18, 2019 - 6:45am

Turned out very nice. Agree with Academy Award 'B'

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted November 18, 2019 - 8:56am

Thank you Ken.

jabs
Panel Member
Posted November 18, 2019 - 12:22pm

1950 Bulova Academy Award "B", another beautiful watch