"Still In The Box"
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”
By 1952 all production had ceased on all Academy Award watches. Many
sellers 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 their special Academy Award boxes & hang
tags command over $2500 at auction!!
Below is an
original 1950 full color ad promoting the new Academy Award "Z"
Special Excellent Condition
Academy Award 'Golden Curtain' Dial
100% All Original right
down to the original J B Champion Yellow
Gold Filled bracelet!!
All American Made
4 time Bulova Factory Signed
American made High Grade
21 Jewel, Caliber 7-AK,
Fully Adjusted, Precision Manual Wind Movement
All High Polished 10 Karat
Yellow Gold Filled ridged, or ribbed case top, sides, bezel and bold
drop lugs. The case measures 21.85mm wide
(not counting the stem
& crown) by
lug to lug.
Original Factory thick
Glass Crystal Still in the special Original Academy Award Box!!!
$638. + S/H
We only found 1 other Academy Award "Z"
watch for sale anywhere on the Internet. It had the gold worn through
the tops of the lugs,,, no original bracelet & no special Academy Award
box. It was being offered for $880. Buy from a 40
year American vintage timepiece specialist get the finest & SAVE $$!!
Item # T4213-LIL