Bulova Watch Corporation
Since 1875, when 23-year-old immigrant Joseph Bulova opened a small jewelry store in New York City, the name Bulova has symbolized a unique blend of old-world craftsmanship and new-world innovation.
Determined to explore every emerging possibility in the world of timekeeping, Bulova forged an enduring legacy of creativity and excellence, becoming an industry leader by combining fine design and constant experimentation with new products, untried technologies and imaginative marketing techniques.
In 1911, the company started manufacturing boudoir and desk clocks, along with fine pocket watches that sold in unprecedented numbers. Wristwatches had been viewed as luxury items, available only to the elite. As the greater convenience of this unusual product became apparent, Bulova began producing the finest quality wristwatches, selling them at a reasonable price to the largest number of people through qualified retailers. By the mid-1920s, Bulova had transformed the industry by introducing the first full lines of men’s and ladies’ wristwatches, in the process solidifying an international reputation for accuracy and innovation.
Combining the century’s newest technologies with its established clockmaking expertise, Bulova also developed some of the earliest electric clocks and, in 1928, produced what is believed to be the world’s first clock radio.
1 Bulova Avenue
Woodside, NY US