Joseph Bulova immigrated to America from Bohemia and opened a jewelry store in New York City in 1875.
In 1912, he opened his first factory in Switzerland dedicated to making watch parts.
While the movements were produced in Switzerland, the company is still considered an American watch firm.
Their first line of wristwatches didn’t hit the market until 1919, and lady’s wristwatches became available in 1924.
In 1927, to commemorate the transatlantic flight of Charles Lindbergh from New York to Paris, Bulova created the Lone Eagle wristwatch.
They sold 5,000 of these watches within days.
It is estimated that more than 50,000 of these watches sold within the next few years.
One of the more recognized Bulova watches, the Accutron, was launched in 1961.
The Accutron is known for keeping accurate time within 2 seconds a day.
Another unique feature of this watch is its movement: fully electric, not manual wind.

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