a.k.a. "Lawsuit" Watch
Extremely Scarce and Rare!
In 1949 Bulova
signed a 4 year contract and
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".
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
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
the years we have seen these SUPER SCARCE 100% original Academy
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
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
lug to lug.
Original Factory thick
domed & curved cylinder Crystal
$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