Academy Award




This Classic high grade Academy Award ZZ timepiece was $95 way back in 1953. See original ad below,,,


These Academy Award watches are also know among serious collectors as the Bulova "Law Suit" watches. (see explanation below)


In 1949 Bulova signed a 4 year contract and licensing agreement as the watch supporter of the televised Academy Awards. Bulova paid the Academy $154,000 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 1949-1953 period Bulova as an original "Academy Award Watch". The originals are 21 Jewel high grade movements. The case should be marked A9, L0, L1, L2 or L3 only.  Over the years we have seen these SUPER SCARCE 100% original Academy Award watches command over $2500 at auction!!




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 case top, sides, scalloped bezel and semi-hooded and fluted lugs. The case measures 22.40mm wide (not counting the stem & crown) by 37.60mm lug to lug.




This Classic timepiece has a beautiful good condition fancy 2-tone "four-way", or "hour-glass" dial.




100% All Original right down to the original matching Spiedel Yellow Gold Filled expansion bracelet & original faceted 4-way Pyramid crystal (as shown in the original black & white ad above!!



CIRCA: 1953



Condition: 88-90%

Excellent Overall

Condition !!


$488.  + S/H


Item # T3933-MNF




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