Watches Made in America: An Overview of American Watch Brand History

 |  July 3rd, 2017

Tomorrow we celebrate the 4th of July – Independence Day, which honors America’s hard-won independence from Great Britain, and our adoption of the Declaration of Independence. On July 4, 1776, the 13 colonies claimed their independence — an event that led to the formation of the United States of America. Many industries flourished over the years in the USA, including watchmaking. In fact, over the centuries, the America watch market has grown and changed significantly.  In the late 1800s and early 1900s, a host of American…

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Happy Mother’s Day — Mom’s Are a Lifetime of Memories

 |  May 10th, 2015

I would like to say that when i was younger, my mom handed down to me some fantastic watch and that my love of timepieces came from that — especially today on Mother’s Day. While she did hand me down a  pretty cool looking rose gold Bulova (yes a Bulova) that dates back to the 1940’s and was her sister’s watch, and she did hand me down a pretty funky 1950’s-ish Sheffield pendant watch — that is not at all…

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One Collector Speaks Out About his Love of Bulova’s new Accutron II

 |  August 19th, 2014

By Ryan Johnson, NJ Collector In 1960 Bulova introduced the Bulova Accutron, which ran on a tuning fork rather than a balance wheel. Running at 360Hz the movement was accurate to within +/- 2 seconds a day. This technology was requested by NASA for various timing instruments. As such, the Accutron was considered in the race to become the first watch on the moon. It lost to Omega. Unfortunately, production of the Accutron stopped in 1977. Now, 37 years later,…

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Watch Brands Involved in International Football: Bulova Watches and Manchester United

 |  July 2nd, 2014

This week, we continue our comprehensive coverage of brands involved with international football. Today: Bulova.  Last year, Bulova announced its global partnership with football powerhouse, Manchester United.The brand was named the club’s Official Timekeeper and Global Partner earlier this year, and now introduces a co-branded Swiss-made watch collection specially crafted to celebrate the relationship.  The timepieces are within Bulova’s new Swiss-made line, Accu•Swiss. As part of the launch, the Manchester United Squad watches, called Treble will be available in three…

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Throwbacks: A Look at some 20th Century Wristwatches

 |  July 21st, 2013

  As more and more brands look to their archives for inspiration, we decided it would be interesting to pull out a few of our older average-retail-priced 1980’s and 1990’s timepieces and take a  look at their size and design. Just for the fun of it. We also added a 1940’s Bulova — just because it was amazing to really examine the stretch bracelet, the tiny dial and the use of rose gold. You can see that in the 1980’s…

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