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Bulova 1950 Academy Award "Q"

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Variant: 

Q

Manufacture Year: 

1950

Movement Model: 

7AA

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

4171009

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

New Old Stock Bulova 37159 Academy Award "Q". Complete package includes hang tag, original band, clam shell display case and cardboard storage box. Likely one of the first Academy Award watches made in that the case is dated LO - 1950, but the movement is A9 - 1949. Interesting that the clam shell is not correct yet everything else is a match. This must have been on of those 'switched at birth' stories where the jewelry store clerk put the watches in the wrong box after having shown several models to one customer.

Added 10/1/2016

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Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted October 1, 2016 - 9:36pm

Seven NOS watches being added tonight - all purchased from one seller!

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted October 2, 2016 - 12:34am

It almost looks like part of the inside lid decoration is missing.

A stunning 1950 Bulova Academy Award 'Q'. I'm assuming the outer box is probably more rare than the watch.

jabs
Panel Member
Posted October 2, 2016 - 4:47am

AA "Q"

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JEV1A
Posted October 2, 2016 - 9:42am

Here is the Correct Watch Case for the Bulova AA Models as a example from my Collections. The watch is correct; AA "Q" 

Hang Tag and Outer Box is a great addition! 

Bulova Academy Award Watch and Case L-0 (1950)

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted October 2, 2016 - 10:07am

Agree with AA 'Q'

The ads for this variant show a different band style, but I'd say the band on this watch looks like a proper match to the case than the ones shown in the ads we have.