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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.: 

255180

Case shape: 

Tonneau

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Ladies

Additional Information

Hi all

I believe this little beauty is a 1950 Academy Award B ladies watch.

The case is marked, Bulova 10k Gold filled  LO  and the serial number 255180. on the outside. On the inside Bulova . Fifth Avenue. New York.The movement is a 6BC 21 jewel unadjusted. and is marked A9.

the bracelet is marked . Speidel 56 expanding gold plated.

The crown is marked Bulova

Looking through the adverts in the db. the watch has the same dial and case as the A.A B in the 1950 advert. although the strap is different.

There seems to be very little ware to either the case or strap, but it does require a new crystal. the watch runs but will need a service. 

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jabs
Panel Member
Posted May 4, 2015 - 3:07pm

AA "B"

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted May 5, 2015 - 6:33am

Yes George, looks like the Academy Award B to me as well. Nice find.

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted May 5, 2015 - 7:20am

Agree with AA "B"

donegd
Posted May 5, 2015 - 7:23am

Yes I have been looking at quite a number of the ladies watches and have managed to pick up a few quite cheaply ( watches that is , not ladies) ;-).  there are some really lovely designs

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted May 5, 2015 - 9:03am

Very nice. A true classic Bulova ladies Academy Award "B". The band is a nice match.

donegd
Posted May 6, 2015 - 8:34am

Thanks to all. its nice to have a ladies version of an AA to go along with the men's examples I have