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Posted 1 year ago

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JEV1A
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"The Lawsuit Model Bulova"

"Here is the Bulova Academy Award Model -Ribbed Case with -Golden Curtain Dial from 1950 complete with AA Case and Tag." These watches continue to gain popularity with collectors mainly for not only the unique quality of the Watches themselves but for the Story of how the relationship between Bulova and AMPAS happened and the tragic results of that relationship.

If you look closely as the advertising Postcard (dial an Oscar) that Bulova presented to their dealers, it appears that they actually won the Oscar! AMPAS although paid a healthy fee for a limited License for Bulova to use their Trademarks considered these ads a Trademark Infringement and sued Bulova.

The actual results of the Lawsuit was never made public although Bulova discontinued this line of Watches forever. They were actually handed out to Academy Award Nominees and Winners from 1948-1952.

A real novelity to own one, not only Watches but the Story and History of them. Top of the line 21 jewel Movements complemented a Gold Filled Case and matching expansion Bracelets.

J.E. Vizzusi -Time & Again - Apopka, Florida USA

E-MAIL: centralhsd@earthlink.net

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  1. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    This is so cool and thank you for the research. Very interesting. Looks like someone never wore it.
  2. kerry10456 kerry10456, 1 year ago
    Very special piece, love it, thanks for sharing yours. BTW welcome to the CW Forum, pleasure to see your postings
  3. bratjdd bratjdd, 1 year ago
    Love a lot !!! Thank you for sharing and Welcome to CW hoping to see more posting of your collectibles :)
  4. bobbee bobbee, 1 year ago
    Great watch Jev!
    They still made the Academy Award models though in Canada up until 1968 at least.
    This ad from Watchophilia that I found, amongst many posted there, has two models, a man's and a ladies.
    http://www.watchophilia.com/vintage-advertisements/a1960-1969/a1968-newspaper2/

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