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Bulova is an American watch brand founded in 1875 and currently owned by Japanese conglomerate Citizen Watch Co. It manufactures watches and clocks and is based in New York City. Bulova's Swiss-Made line is known as Bulova Accu•Swiss and was formerly known as Bulova Accutron.
A Company of "Firsts" Bulova was an innovative company, and can be credited with many industry "firsts." They were the first watch or clock company to broadcast and advertise on the radio, and later became the first to show a commercial on television.
Bulova Watch Company is linked with NYC history, a watch sent up on Apollo 15, the first brand advertised on Radio (Bulova Watch Time) and first brand advertised on NBC TV. They were sold to Citizen Watch, yet they maintain a presence in Queens, close to its old massive granite corporate campus.
1923 The name Bulova Watch Company, Inc. is adopted. Bulova perfects a new concept in the watch industry with total standardization of parts. Every part of a Bulova watch is made with such precision (standardized to the ten thousandth part of an inch) that it is interchangeable with the same part in any other Bulova watch.
By 1923, it was reincorporated with the name Bulova Watch Company and became a subsidiary of the Loews Corporation in 1979. In June 2008, it was acquired by the Japanese conglomerate Citizen Watch Co. at the amount of $250 million. Bulova’s Firsts. With its long history, Bulova produced, released and experienced many “firsts” along the ...
Discover for yourself how the Bulova Watch Company built America's most iconic watch brand throughout the 20th century. Bulova Annual Reports - 1931 to 1975. At one time or another in the last 100 years almost every American family would have had at least one family member that wore a Bulova watch.
In this feature from our archives, we explore important watch milestones from Bulova over its 140-plus-year history. Founded in New York City in 1875 by Bohemian immigrant Joseph Bulova, the Bulova Watch Company has been responsible for numerous watch world milestones in its century-plus of existence and continues to innovate well into the 21st Century.
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