Stainless steel case is approximately 35mm (excluding the crown). Silver sunburst dial is in superb condition with crisp printing. Obsessed with precision, Bulova went above and beyond; they built their own observatories to determine universal time and developed the concept of interchangeable parts to watchmaking. Overall Condition: Steel case is in excellent condition with light, even wear from from age and use. Before the quartz era, Bulova had a reputation like no other.Bulova established its operations in Woodside, New York, and Flushing, New York, where it made innovations in watchmaking, and developed a number of watchmaking tools. Bulova produced the first advertisement broadcast on radio in 1926, announcing the first beep of history: ‘At the tone, it’s eight o’clock, Bulova Watch Time’, an announcement heard by millions of Americans. Lindbergh became the first solo pilot to cross the Atlantic nonstop.His crossing earned him a Bulova Watch and a check for 00, and it became an emblem for the brand that created the model "Lone Eagle" in his likeness.Luminescent elements across the dial and dauphine style hands have taken on a beautiful custard patina from age. They were also responsible for the Accutron, the worlds first electronic movement, the same movement powered that every other device for NASA's Apollo missions outside the wrist-worn Omega Speedmasters. In 1926, they produced the first radio ad and went on to run the first television commercial in 1941. Their spotless reputation extended to tool watches, where they produced tough-as-nails pieces for military and civilians alike, including the legendary A-11 and A-17 pilot’s watches in the 40’s and 50’s, and a line of fun and functional chronographs dive watches in the 60’s and 70’s. Let’s be straight here - we feel like Bulova doesn’t get enough credit. 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.
Interestingly, the code system is well documented from L and on...however, I have recently come across some 1940's watches with the code "A8" and "A9".In 1919, Bulova offered the first complete range of watches for men.The iconic visual style of his first popular advertising made its watches popular with the American public.1927 is also the year Bulova Watch Company goes public on the American Stock Exchange.
1931 Bulova conducts the watch industry's first ever million dollar advertising campaign.
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