Bulova 1951 Academy Award
Academy Award, but what? Case is dated L1, movement A9. My initial thought was an "R", but face is white, has no "X" and a variation of subdial that doesn't match known examples on the site. Band is marked Bulova and watch appears to me to be all original with literally no sign it was ever worn. By the inscription, it was likely a prized sock drawer watch only worn occasionally. No brassing whatsoever. Is this an undocumented variant? Face is unnotched, so a redial is unlikely. I find no interior mars or marks indicating it was ever apart. On a scale of 1-10, watch is a solid 9.8 for condition and keeps perfect time.