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Bulova 1951 Academy Award "O"

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Approx. 26.6 mm



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Yes! Finally got another for the AA shrine. I've had a few of this model but that was before we new it was the "Academy Award O". This one brings me up to 12 of the men's and 2 of the ladies. Looks like I'm gonna have to build a new display case or the AA's and the AG's. Lorraine wants them out of the China cabinat.

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Posted October 28, 2013 - 12:27pm

Let's see...this case design (very distinctive lugs) was used for the "Duo Wind" in 1951 and the "Thayer" in 1953, both self-winding (automatics), And now the Acadamy Award "O" model in 1951 too? Of course the case would be much "thinner" since it's not an automatic but the over design is pretty much the same. Odd, don't you think?

Posted October 28, 2013 - 12:36pm

Just like Bulova to throw something odd into the mix.

Very nice watch and one to be proud of for sure. 

AA "O"

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Posted October 28, 2013 - 1:09pm

Hi Rob,

Odd, No not really, the lugs are similar to the Duo Wind and the Thayer but not quite exactly the same. The AA's lugs are just a bit thinner. Must have been a popular design. The case on this watch is very similar to the Ashford for thickness, about 5mm not including the crystal. We do have an ad and a few Acadamy Award "O" models already in the database.

Pretty slick looking watch that wears well on the wrist and looks even better in he display with it's Brothers and Sisters.

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Posted October 28, 2013 - 8:08pm

I hope you have a big lock on that china cabinet!!

Love the dial on this one. I'm still in your will right?

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Posted October 28, 2013 - 11:10pm

Nope, no locks, just the security system and a big ass dog who will bark like crazy and then junp you and lick your hands and face till you give up.Either way 911 gets called and you get busted. As or my will, yea, I got MB covered

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Posted October 28, 2013 - 11:23pm

Doing time for nicking time!

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Posted October 28, 2013 - 11:32pm

Hi Stephen,

E-mail your mailing addy. I have a spare AA "W" , doesn't run but I'm willing to gift it to you. Money has been tight this year so Call it my donation to you and MB. Just my way to say "Thank You"  for all your time and effort here on MB.

Your Friend and colleague, Shawn

Posted October 28, 2013 - 11:42pm

Nice AA "O", these seem to be harder to find than most of the rest of the AA's.

Keep looking Shawn, you will find the rest of them...maybe!

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Posted October 29, 2013 - 12:31am

No worries OT. It's taken me 10 years so far to get the best of the best, so I can be patient enough to get the other 2 I'm missing.The hard part is gettinjg them in the original display cases with documents. All I have has the original display case, some with papers, some with the outer box and some with tags. I can live with that. It's all good. Yea, I am possessed.