T4013-CNF

BULOVA

 

1949

Academy Award T

 

Bulova Academy Awards Ad

 

Special Mint Condition Academy Award 'Golden Curtain' Dial

 

 

100% All Original right down to the original Kreisler 14 Karat Yellow Gold Filled bracelet!!

 

 

All American Made 

 

 

5 time Bulova Factory Signed

and Hallmarked

 

 

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

 

 

All High Polished  10 Karat Yellow Gold Filled case top, sides, scalloped bezel and semi-hooded and fluted lugs. The case measures 21.40mm wide (not counting the stem & crown) by 37.40mm lug to lug.

 

 

Original Factory Barrel  Curved  Glass Crystal

 

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" or "award winning design".
By 1952 all production had ceased on all Academy Award watches. Many current watch sellers will try and pass off a simple 1949-1952 period Bulova as an original "Academy Award Watch". The originals are 21 Jewel movements, and have the distinctive 'Golden Curtain' ribbed design dial. The case should be marked A9, L0, L1 or L2 only. The A9 or 1949 is first original issue. Over the years we have seen these SUPER SCARCE 100% original Academy Award watches command over $2500 at auction!!

 

Why take a chance buying watches from online auctions, 3rd parties, brokers or "middlemen" not knowing for sure if the watch will be in proper running order when you get it?  Buy direct from a Vintage & Classic timepiece specialist and play it safe!

 

 

CIRCA: 1949

(A9 first production run!!)

 

Condition: 90-94%

Excellent Overall Condition!!

 

PRICE: US
$488.  + S/H 

 

Item # T4013-CNF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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