BULOVA: A TRUE AMERICAN TIME LEGEND

Bulova watches have been an American time-keeping institution since the brand was founded in 1875 in New York City, NY. In fact, the brand’s headquarters are still located today in Manhattan on an entire floor of the Empire State Building.

In 1926 Ard Bulova, the son of the brand’s founder Joseph Bulova, offered a $1,000 prize for the first pilot to successfully make a solo trip across the Atlantic Ocean. A year later, American pilot Charles Lindberg made his epic flight from New York to Paris in less than a 24-hour duration. The brand capitalized on Lindberg’s flight with the introduction of the Lone Eagle watch collection in the late 1930’s, commemorating Lindberg’s historic Trans-Atlantic flight.

President John F. Kennedy was a great admirer of Bulova watches and had a yellow gold Bulova watch in his collection, featuring a rectangular shaped case, curb design bracelet and salmon colored dial with a small-second sub-dial and gold tone Arabic numeral hour markers. Kennedy’s initials JFK were engraved on the exterior of the watch clasp. In the early 1960’s the Bulova Accutron watch was used by NASA in early space missions and the US government used a specially designed Bulova clock in military satellites. Lyndon Johnson, the man who followed Kennedy into office was also an admirer of Bulova watches and the Bulova Accutron watch became the Official Gift of State after Johnson was gifted on in 1964.

From the Marine Star Collection. Six hand calendar chronograph in stainless steel with silver-tone finish and blue dial, flat mineral glass, screw-back case, fold-over closure with pushers, safety bar and extender, and water resistance to 100 meters.

Bulova Marine Star

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