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Bulova 1951 Academy Award "L"

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

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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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted November 7, 2019 - 4:54pm

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted November 8, 2019 - 3:34am

Kathy, one day you need to post a photo of your entire Bulova Academy Award ladies watch collection. It would be most impressive.

That's another letter variant crossed off your list :-)

1951 Academy Award "L"

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted November 8, 2019 - 12:37pm

Third times a charm.  I was outbid on the first two I tried to buy.  I think I was meant to have this one : ) overall the best example of the dial and it works.  Felt like a kid on Christmas morning yesterday after getting the crystal replaced and the band put on.

I'll do that photo one day, hopefully when I have them all!

jabs
Panel Member
Posted November 8, 2019 - 5:24am

1951 Bulova Academy Award "L"

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted November 8, 2019 - 7:01am

I agree, the collection must be impressive.

I don't find any ads stating color, but this is the only $71.50 variant, so likely there was not a white gold version. Academy Award 'L'.

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted November 8, 2019 - 12:38pm

Thanks Ken.  I agree probably only the yellow on this one.  Some of these are more pretty in person and this is one of those, I really like it.  

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted November 8, 2019 - 10:08pm

Very nice indeed! It's always rewarding to check the crystal hoarde and find the one you need :o)

1951 Academy Award "L"

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted November 8, 2019 - 10:25pm

Thank you Bob, yes it is : )

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted November 9, 2019 - 10:05pm

Well found Kathy, congratulations!

1951 Bulova Academy Award L

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted November 9, 2019 - 10:56pm

Thank you Geoff!