T4659-OLF

BULOVA

 

Academy Award a.k.a. "Lawsuit" Watch

"R" Model  Extremely Scarce and Rare!

In 1949 Bulova signed a 4 year contract and licensing agreement as the watch supporter of the televised Academy Awards. Bulova paid the Academy $145,000 for this license. To commemorate this relationship in 1949 they began the 1st production run of the Academy Award watch. The relationship only lasted 1 year when the Academy sued Bulova to force them to stop production of the watches that were using advertising terms as "Academy Award Winners".

Below is one of the ads run with words stating

“Famous Bulova Fashion Academy Award Winners” that helped to cause the Academy Award / Bulova Lawsuit.

 

 
 

By 1952 all new production had ceased on all Academy Award watches. Many current watch sellers today will try and pass off a simple 1949-1953 period Bulova as an original "Academy Award Watch". The originals are 21 Jewel movements. The case should be marked A9, L0, L1 or L2 only. There were a small handful of 1953 (L3) models made,,, but VERY few that were still in the factory at the end of the lawsuit! Over the years we have seen these SUPER SCARCE 100% original Academy Award watches  complete with original special Academy Award boxes & hang tags command over $2500 at auction!!

 

 

 

 

 

100% All Original

 

 

All American Made 

 

 

5 time Bulova Factory Signed

and Hallmarked

 

 

American made High Grade 21 Jewel, Caliber 7-AA,  Fully Adjusted, Precision Manual Wind Movement

 

 

All High Polished  10 Karat Yellow Gold Filled ribbed lugs, case top, sides, scalloped bezel and bold drop lugs. The case measures 21.75mm wide (not counting the stem & crown) by 36.75mm lug to lug.

 

 

Original Factory thick  domed & curved cylinder Crystal

 

 

CIRCA: 1951

 

Condition: 86-88%

Excellent Overall Condition!!

 

PRICE: US
$338.  + S/H 

 

We were only able to find two other Bulova Academy Award "R" watches in beautiful serviced running condition  anywhere on the Internet! They were $495 & $450  respectively or averaged for $473. Buy from a 43 year American vintage timepiece specialist, get the finest quality & SAVE $$!!

 

Item # T4659-OLF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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