Bulova 1953 Jefferson

Submitted by Blackbird on February 21, 2013 - 7:14am
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I believe my watch is another version of 1953 Academy Award watch, possibly Jefferson, based on my search on this site. It's missing the crown. I have taken it apart for identification and as you will see in the pictures the watch has aged. I received this watch from my step father who said it was given to him as a gift by a relative in the mid sixties when he first moved to New York. The back of the casing has lettering that it is 10k Rolled Gold. The inside of the casing has the wording Bulova Sixth Ave New York. There is a capital letter A marked at an angle to the right of the main lettering. Also, above the inside stamp there is an engraving with a date and initials. Possibly a service date and I will post the date when I have a moment. I believe the date is 8-23-66RCT. When I opened the back there was a tiny black or blue loose screw and the figure 8 metal piece that you will see missing from the inside middle. Not sure how to describe it but there are three of these in the top left. Also, different with this and the few other 1953 is the blue second hand and square box around it. The case and inside the watch is marked L3. The expandable band is marked "Baldwin ®...Pat Pend". I also believe it is labeled 10 k gold. I will update once I look at it again.

Blackbird 1953 Bulova jefferson 11 21 2014
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
1953 Bulova watch
Posted February 21, 2013 - 11:05am

In reply to by DarHin

Thank you for the Ad. I agree about the second track. I was told the crown was lost in the 70s and my step father never tried to have it repaired so it was sitting around this long.

William Smith
Posted February 21, 2013 - 1:12pm

Sure looks like the Jefferson to me. Those lugs are easily identifiable.

Posted February 21, 2013 - 2:10pm

Are the lugs at the 3 and 9 o'clock position?

William Smith
Posted February 21, 2013 - 3:19pm

In reply to by Blackbird

The lugs are the appendages which allow the case to be connected to the band/strap.

Posted February 21, 2013 - 3:22pm

In reply to by William Smith

I see. I appreciate the clarification. Learning a lot about this watch already.

Posted February 21, 2013 - 2:59pm

Disregard, I see now what you mean by the lugs. Learning a lot about the watch. Yes they are the same. I ordered a NOS crown for it and will try and get it cleaned up and working again.

Posted February 21, 2013 - 5:01pm

Jefferson from me, not an AA.

Posted February 22, 2013 - 11:59am

In reply to by bourg01

Thank yo ubourg01. I was under the impression the "7AA" meant academy award. What does the 7AA signify?


Geoff Baker
Posted February 21, 2013 - 9:04pm

Jefferson says I