Expandable band for Bulova Academy Award

Submitted by JermR82 on

Hello, I have an original band for the  1950 Bulova Academy Award W but it's too small. I located another band and I'd like to add or take away links. Does this band come apart? I'd attach a picture but I'm not sure how.

This is the band on someone else's watch on here but the same as I have 

https://mybulova.com/watches/1950-academy-award-w-8152

JEV1A
Posted May 28, 2023 - 5:33am

No, your expansion bracelet is not adjustable. You cannot remove nor add links. A nice NOS De-Beer or Hadley Roma Black or Brown reptile band compliments these watches nicely. Measure the lugs for correct fitting.

John V.

Time & Again

JermR82
Posted May 28, 2023 - 7:40am

In reply to by JEV1A

Why would Bulova use a non adjustable band for the Academy Award? This is the original band that this watch came with. If you look at the ad from 1950, it's the same band.

neetstuf-4-u
Posted May 28, 2023 - 9:24am

The majority of expansion watch bands pre-1960 can't easily be re-sized. They were produced more or less based on the size of the average wrist (regular). Watches were sold on a regular band, but replacement bands were offered Regular, Short, Extra Short and Long. Regular (average) was basically for a 6 1/2 to 7 1/2" wrist with minor slip to minimal expansion.  A skilled jeweler might be able to do it, but it will be labor intensive and expensive.

How long is the band on your watch?