The Introduction And Success Of Bulova Watches

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In 1875, a twenty-three year old man by the name of Joseph Bulova migrated from Bohemia to New York City. Joseph went on to open his first tiny jewelry shop. During 1911, he was able to get his first plant. The plant was mainly used to construct watch components. Bulova watches were then sent off to Bienne, Switzerland, where they were finished with jeweled movements.

World War I soldiers took an interest in Bulova timepieces during 1919. The devices became useful for the soldiers. Jeweled wristwatches for men also came into play during 1919. Four years later, in 1923, Joseph finalized his corporation with the title of the Bulova Watch Company, Inc.

The devices were then standardized with ten thousandth of an inch precision. During the next year, a line of feminine timepieces was brought out. Diamond accented pieces became a part of these watches.

Bulova then became really focused on new advertising technologies between 1926 and 1928. The very first radio commercial that was broadcast throughout the nation was by the Bulova Company. The first clock radio was also created by Bulova.

During the Second World War, the American government and Bulova teamed up to bring advanced timepieces, watches, specially crafted airplane technology and torpedo fuses and mechanisms to the military.

The Accutron, one of the largest selling timepieces for the Bulova Watch Company, came into play during the early part of 1960. Tuning forks were used during the construction of the Accutron. With such technology, this watch has been able to keep track of time extremely well compared to a variety of other products that had been introduced.

Since the Accutron could keep time so well, NASA decided to take the technology with them on the Apollo expedition. Then, during 1967, the Accutron was the favored watch of Air Force One.

The Bulova Satellite Clock came into play during 1968. It was the first clock in the world that used signals from satellites in orbit. It was publicly displayed by Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, the President of Mexico, in the top of the Torre Latino Americana, the tallest skyscraper in Mexico. The next device by Bulova, the Caravelle, was deemed the largest selling jeweled movements watch by the United States in 1968.

During 1987, the United States Olympic Team announced that Bulova was now their official supplier of watches. The technology was used in Seoul for the summer games and Calgary for the winter games. From then until 1995, Bulova continued their business to South American, where a distribution agreement was signed. A little later, the Far East and Europe signed licenses with Bulova.

The 125th anniversary of the Bulova Company was celebrated in 2000 with Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. In 2001, Bulova obtained the Wittnauer trademark and the Harley-Davidson timepiece license. Also in 2001, Bulova ranked number 14 by women who were asked what brand they thought had the most luxurious apparel and accessories.

Assets of Heirloom were obtained by Bulova in 2002. Also during this time, the United States, Mexico and Canada, were buying grandfather clocks. Meanwhile, in Europe, Bulova set up headquarters in Bienne, Switzerland. From there, the Bulova European Collection was produced. The line became available on January 1, 2003.

Being fashionable and incredibly useful at the same time, Bulova watches have lasted through time and appear to be going strong even nowadays. With Olympic Teams, military personnel and individuals using the technology, it is no wonder that Bulova is one of the largest mens wrist watch producers in the world.

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