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Bulova 1953 Academy Award "ZZ"

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Model ID rating explained.
3

Variant: 

ZZ

Manufacture Year: 

1953

Movement Model: 

7AA

Movement Jewels: 

21

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

6563090

Case shape: 

Rectangle

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Crystal Details: 

20.6mm x 17.2 flat both ways on bottom and curved top to bottom on top

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

1953 His Excellency  - Match both example in database and ad. The ad is from 1950. What a bugger to polish....all those little nooks and crannies geeze

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jabs
Panel Member
Posted June 14, 2019 - 4:20am

I'd say it's an Academy Award "ZZ" like these mine

AA have, unlike HE "X" dial

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted June 14, 2019 - 8:23am

Yes I agree with jabs on it being an AA “ZZ”, nice find.

1953 Bulova Academy Award “ZZ”

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted June 14, 2019 - 9:42am

I'm going AA as well

1953 Bulova Academy Award ZZ

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Reverend Rob
Panel Member
Posted June 14, 2019 - 10:15am

1953 Academy Award 'ZZ'. 

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brandall54
Posted June 14, 2019 - 1:05pm

All the reading I did in the other threads about the AA I was convinced it was one or the other...I just guessed wrong lol.

Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted June 14, 2019 - 3:37pm

I believe there is a bit more info now than there was when some of those posts were made.  It would appear that Bulova continued to make the AA watches through their contract agreement but stopped directly advertising them around 1953.  They were still on pricelist and in newspaper ads through the mid 50's.  And even advertised in the odd closeout sale through 1960.  So unless we have an ad that shows there was a model name change during this period, like the ladies "OO" becoming a Martha Washington, it remains an AA.  This is just my opinion based on what I have read here and there.  The exact date Bulova stopped making AA models is not clear. 

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted June 16, 2019 - 7:09am

AA "ZZ"