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The Best Of Bulova…

While some watch brands may boast of their American heritage and roots, Bulova is a true red, white and blue American watch brand with a rich heritage of time-keeping excellence, dating back to 1875 when the brand was founded in New York, NY by Joseph Bulova.

Although a lot has changed in the watch industry and the world since 1875, the brand’s headquarters remain in New York City today over 141 years since it was founded with headquarters on the 29th floor of the Empire State Building.

The brand holds the distinction of being the very first mass producer of timepieces in the world, when they opened a watch production factory in Switzerland in 1912.

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Bulova Accu-Swiss Kirkwood

Today, the Bulova Accutron and Accu-Swiss division produces Swiss-made timepieces, while other divisions including the eponymous brand and Bulova Accutron II are produced in Asia. Interestingly, the designs of Bulova, Bulova Accu-Swiss and Bulova Accutron timepieces are instituted and created at the New York City headquarters.

These premium crafted timepieces are highlighted this week at TheWatchery.com with our Best of Bulova Event.

Over 60 popular men’s and women’s watches are featured in the promotion, including highly sought-after styles from the Accu-Swiss Masella, Telc, Bellecombe and Kirkwood collections, as well as models from the Bulova Sea King, Crystals, Diamond Gallery and Precisionist series.

Exemplary in both precision craftsmanship and design, the Bulova Accu-Swiss Kirkwood men’s watch is in a league of its own. This outstanding Swiss-made automatic men’s timepiece features the round contoured case in premium grade stainless steel, highly polished to a lustrous patina. The handsome crocodile-textured black leather strap has a deployment clasp closure for added convenience and security.

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Bulova Accu-Swiss Bellecombe

The stationary polished steel bezel encircles the captivating skeleton dial with a black outer dial, luminous baton hands, luminous baton and Arabic numeral hour markers. An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate automatic movement inside.

Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. The Accu-Swiss Kirkwood men’s watch is 40mm in diameter and 12mm thick.

The Bulova Accu-Swiss Bellecombe Diamond watch is a dazzling choice. This breath-taking women’s watch is elegant, sophisticated and a reflection of good taste in lustrous yellow gold-tone stainless steel and diamonds.

Both the perfectly round case and tear-drop link bracelet in yellow gold-tone stainless steel are highly polished to a mirror-bright glow. Thirty shimmering round-cut diamonds create a dramatic focal point on the right side area encircling the bezel and crown. The fluted yellow gold tone stainless steel crown is topped with a white cabochon accent.

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Bulova Precisionist

The silvery white dial features a fan patterned center background, polished sword hands, black baton and Roman numeral hour markers. The vintage inspired gold colored dial features polished yellow gold-tone sword hands and an hour-glass design outer dial with Roman numeral and baton hour markers.

Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of precise time-keeping accuracy. A scratch resistant sapphire crystal covers the dial. Additional features include a push-button clasp on the bracelet for added convenience and water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. Bulova Accu-Swiss Bellecombe women’s diamond watch is 31mm in diameter and 8mm thick.

The Bulova Precisionist men’s watch features state-of-the-art UHF technology, patented by Bulova along with polished debonair styling. The new three prong UHF quartz technology vibrates at 262 khz per second instead of the standard two-prong quartz technology which vibrates at 32khz per second.

The new UHF technology delivers unparalleled accuracy and it offers fluid sweeping second hand movement on the dial that comes very close to replicating that of automatic timepiece, unlike other quartz watches which have a pulsating second hand movement.

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Bulova Diamond Gallery

The contoured rose gold-tone stainless steel case with a satiny brushed finish is presented on a handsome crocodile-textured brown leather strap with a convenient deployment clasp closure. The attractive dark brown dial shines with luminous hands and luminous baton hour markers. A window at the 6 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar. Bulova Precisionist men’s watch is 45mm in diameter and 11mm thick.

Sparkling and alluring, the Bulova Diamond Gallery women’s watch glistens in lustrous rose gold-tone stainless steel and diamonds. The round contoured case in lustrous rose gold-tone stainless steel is presented on the highly polished triple-link bracelet in rose gold-tone stainless steel.

The perfectly round bezel with shimmering inlaid diamonds encircles the iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial with polished gold tone sword hands, Arabic numeral and baton hour markers.

Features include quality quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. Bulova Diamond Gallery women’s watch is 27mm in diameter and 7mm thick.

Complimentary shipping and returns are included on all domestic watch purchases within the continental United States at TheWatchery.com.

Bulova Accu-Swiss Time

In the world of high-end luxury, watchmakers like fashion designers and premium automakers have different lines designed to appeal to  certain sectors of the public. For example, Toyota produces its own line of vehicles, as well as their high-end Lexus sedans and more moderate Scion cars. Designer Ralph Lauren has his signature Polo brand, as well as the higher-end Purple Label brand, attractively priced Ralph label and more moderately priced Chaps label.

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Bulova Accu-Swiss Calibrator

Rolex has their premium division of luxury Swiss-made watches as well as their more affordable Tudor watch division. Movado has their popular line of modern Swiss-made timepieces as well as their higher-end division Concord and moderately priced ESQ Movado.

Bulova  has its signature brand of moderately priced timepieces, as well as affordable fashion watches from the Caravelle NY line, the Bulova Accutron II line featuring classic Accutron designs with the brand’s state-of-the-art Precisionist movement inside and the relatively new Bulova Accu-Swiss brand.

In 2014, Bulova rebranded the Swiss-made Accutron line to Accu-Swiss for a more notable Swiss identity. The Bulova Accu-Swiss brand features the precision craftsmanship and expert watchmaking that has made the Bulova a leader in the watch industry for over 141 years.

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Bulova Accu-Swiss Murren

Bulova Accu-Swiss watches are prominently featured this week at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com in the site’s Bulova Accu-Swiss Best-Sellers event. Over 50 popular men’s and women’s watches are featured in the promotion, including styles from the Tellaro, Murren, Bellecombe and Telc collections. With college graduations currently commencing and Father’s Day a month away, these Bulova Accu-Swiss watches are excellent gifts for dads and grads.

The Bulova Accu-Swiss Calibrator Automatic men’s watch is masculine and appealing with a perfectly round 43mm diameter case in polished stainless steel, presented on a multi-link bracelet in brushed and polished stainless steel with a push-button clasp for added convenience.

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Bulova Accu-Swiss Bellecombe Strap

The stationary bezel surrounds the blue dial with a textured center dial, luminous skeleton hands, raised Arabic numeral hour makers, an automatic date window and power reserve indicator. Features include a sapphire crystal above the dial, water-resistance to 50 meters and a power-reserve adjustment system at the 9 o’clock hour.

The Bulova Accu-Swiss Murren automatic chronograph is another outstanding selection. This highly distinguished men’s timepiece has a 41mm round case in brushed and polished rose gold-tone stainless steel and a handsome embossed brown leather strap with a costly deployment clasp buckle. The integrated bezel surrounds the attractive black dial with two sub-dials, a day and date calendar, rose gold tone skeleton markers, Arabic and baton markers.  Features include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and water-resistance to 30 meters.

Graceful and glowing with understated elegance the Bulova Accu-Swiss Bellecombe women’s watch makes a statement with a perfectly round yellow gold-tone stainless steel case, highly polished to a mirror-bright glow. Thirty shimmering round-cut diamonds, pave-set to perfection create a dramatic focal point on the outer layer of the bezel at the 3 o’clock hour. The striking white leather strap with a deployment clasp buckle adds to the stylish good looks.

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Bulova Accu-Swiss Bellecombe Bracelet

A white cabochon-cut stone accents yellow gold-tone finished crown with decorative fluted detail. The champagne colored dial with a raised swirl pattern center dial shines with gold-tone sword hands, black Roman numeral and baton hour markers. Women’s watch is 31mm in diameter and 8mm thick.

The Accu-Swiss Bellecombe Diamond watch shines with sophistication and allure lustrous stainless steel. The generous 34mm diameter case in polished stainless steel is presented on a lustrous multi-link bracelet in polished stainless steel. Thirty sparkling pave-set diamonds adorn the outer bezel at the 3 o’clock hour. The iridescent patterned Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with twelve inlaid diamond hour markers and silver-tone sword hands.

Both Bellecombe women’s watches have anti-reflective sapphire crystals above the dial and are water-resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.

Complimentary shipping and returns are included on all domestic purchases within the continental United States at TheWatchery.com.

Presidential Time…

cosTiming is everything for today’s top executives, especially when you’re one of the leaders of the free world. Today is Presidents Day across the United States. Although much attention has been paid to the moderately priced Timex and Jorg Gray wristwatches worn by recent Presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton respectively, many of their predecessors knew a thing or two regarding time-keeping excellence.

A Tiffany & Co. timepiece was seen on the wrist of 32nd President Franklin Delano Roosevelt during his three terms in office as President from 1933 to 1945. Roosevelt also wore a Frankfeld Repeater Skeleton pocket watch as well.

VULCAIN-210550.280LBK (1)Harry S. Truman, who followed Roosevelt in office, wore a Universal Genève Tri-Complex chronograph watch during his years in office as well as a Vulcain Cricket Alarm watch. Truman was the first US president to start the tradition of receiving a Vulcain Swiss timepiece to commemorate his first years in office. Each President who followed Truman into office has also received a Vulcain Cricket watch from the Swiss watchmaker in honor of their presidency. Presidents Richard Nixon and George H.W. Bush have been seen wearing their Vulcain Cricket watches while in office, while many of the others have chosen not to wear them.

Prestigious watchmaker Rolex has certainly been the watch of choice for Presidents Dwight David Eisenhower,  Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan. A solid gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual watch was gifted to Eisenhower Rolex in 1951 to thank Eisenhower for saving Europe from the Nazi occupation, during  his stand as a US General in World War II.ROLEX-16253-PO

Kennedy was more of an admirer of Omega watches and wore a rectangular 18K gold strap model to his 1961 Inauguration. He also had Bulova and Cartier timepieces in his collection. Kennedy also received an 18K gold Rolex Date-Just in 1962 from Marilyn Monroe, with the words “Jack With Love Always From Marilyn, May 29th 1962” engraved on the back, but apparently never wore the watch.

Lyndon Johnson, the nation’s 36th President was a true watch aficionado and had premium Patek Philippe, Hamilton, Vulcain Cricket, Jaeger-LeCoulte and Rolex timepieces in his esteemed collection. The Rolex Date-Just watch Johnson wore during his years in office from 1963 -1969, was named the Rolex President’s Watch by Rolex, while the triple-link bracelet on the watch was name the Presidential bracelet as well.

ROLEX-19018-PORichard M. Nixon, who followed Johnson into office wore a Vulcain Cricket watch he gifted by the brand while Vice President under Eisenhower. Gerald R. Ford, the nation’s 38th President helped make the Pulsar Digital watch popular when he wore it in 1974. In fact, Jewelry stores were featuring pictures of Ford wearing the watch in their holiday windows during the 1974 Christmas season.

Ronald Reagan was also an admirer of Rolex watches and was seen sporting a Rolex Date-Just on a Jubilee bracelet her the two terms of his presidency from 1981-1989.

There are many prestigious Rolex timepieces to discover at luxury online retailer TheWatchery.com, including the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date  Watch in 18K yellow gold. This outstanding men’s Swiss-made automatic watch features highly prized chronometer certification by the COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Test Institute).

The handsome Tonneau shaped case in brushed and polished 18K yellow gold is presented on the triple-link President bracelet in 18K gold. The signature fluted bezel encircles the yellow gold colored dial with baton hands and hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar and sapphire crystal above the dial.

Complimentary delivery and returns are included on all domestic purchases within the continental United States at TheWatchery.com.

 

Bulova Watch Innovations…

Bulova watches have always been innovators in American watchmaking excellence since the brand was founded in 1875 in New York City.

In 1912, Bulova became the first mass producer of timepieces in the world, when they opened a factory in Switzerland. In 1960 Bulova introduced the Accutron watch, the world’s first electronic automatic timepiece. A few years later, the Bulova  Spaceview watch featuring a skeleton dial, was the first mass-produced timepiece of its type.

BUL-96B162-SDMore recently Bulova has introduced new Ultra-High Frequency technology on their Accutron II and Precisionist quartz watch collections. The new technology features three-prong quartz technology that vibrates at 262 khz per second instead of the standard two-prong quartz technology which vibrates  at 32khz per second.

The new Ultra-High Frequency delivers unparalleled accuracy and a fluid sweeping second hand movement that comes close to that of an automatic timepiece, unlike other quartz watches which have a pulsating second hand movement.

You’ll find many of today’s most-wanted Bulova watch styles for men and women at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com during the site’s Bulova Best-Sellers Event. Over 158 models are featured in the promotion, including styles from the popular Precisionist, Accutron, Adventurer, Marine Star, Star Watch, Rosedale and Caravelle NY collections.

The Bulova Adventurer chronograph offers a bold and rugged sense of time for today’s man. The amply proportioned, cushion-shaped case in brushed and polished stainless steel is presented on an attractive multi-link bracelet in brushed and polished steel.

The perfectly round stationary bezel surrounds the black dial with two subdials, luminous hands and Arabic numeral hour markers. A window at the 4 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar. Features include 60-minute and 24-hour registers.

Quality quartz movement inside assures you of time-keeping accuracy. Chronograph is 42mm in diameter, 11mm thick and is water-resistant to 50 meters 165 feet.

Complementary delivery and returns are included on all domestic purchases within the US at TheWatchery.com.

Bulova: An American Time-Keeping Tradition

For generations the Bulova Watch brand has been an American time-keeping institution. Founded in 1875 Joseph Bulova, the company started its operations in lower Manhattan, the nucleus of the jewelry industry for New York City and the entire nation at the time.

In the 1900’s, the company moved its headquarters to Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and later to Woodside in the borough of Queens, where it currently resides. In early 2015, Bulova will be returning to its Manhattan roots, when it relocates to the 29th Floor of the celebrated Empire State Building on Fifth Avenue.

The brand’s desire to move back to move back to fashion capital of the world is consistent with their recent emphasis on fashion-forward and innovative timepiece collections for men and women, many of which are making their debuts this week during the Bulova New Arrivals event at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com.

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Pace-setting men’s and women’s timepieces from the Bulova Aracena, Diamond Gallery, Precisionist, Marine Star, Maribor, Chamlain and BVA series are featured in the week-long promotion, expressly timed to coincide with the Christmas gift-giving holiday.

If you are looking for a splendid gift for the special lady in your life, the Bulova Diamond Gallery timepiece is an excellent choice and an exceptional value too. Beset with luster and brilliance, this dazzling dress watch features shimmering round diamonds pave-set to perfection on the perfectly round bezel in polished stainless steel.

The graceful contoured case in stainless steel is highly-polished to mirror-bright glow.  The attractive triple link bracelet features outer links of polished stainless steel and yellow gold-tone center links. The iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with polished gold tone hands and hour markers.

Features include quality quartz movement inside for time-keeping accuracy and water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. Timepiece is 26mm in diameter and 7mm thick.

Free shipping and free extended holiday returns are included on all domestic watch purchases at TheWatchery.com.