History and info
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28B61, 27B53, 26B04, 28B62
Accutron Alarm Chrono
Accutron Spaceview 21
26B16/19/21, 27B59/60, 26B26
General Watch Setting
1/20 Split Second Chronograph
||96B11, 96B16, 96B22,
98G04, 98G06, 98G41, 98G44
98A48, 98A49, 98A51
Millennia Motion Quartz
98G37, 98G38, 98G56, 98G57
Millennia Motion Quartz Chrono
Millennia Time Zone or "World Time"
Millennia Perpetual Calendar
Bulova Alarm Chrono
Bulova Ladies' Chrono
Bulova Large Digital/Analog
1/10 Split Second Chrono
63B00/01, 63B10, 65B01, 96G08/09
98G95/96, 98H01, 97B50, 65M00, 65B06
Autodate Chrono Alarm
Calendar Hand Display
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26-15 Brooklyn-Queens Expressway East
Woodside, NY 11377
(DO NOT PUT BULOVA ON THE PACKAGE)
- Send your watch or clock via UPS,
insured or registered mail with sufficient insurance to cover the
original purchase price or current market value (in the case of
solid gold watches), whichever is higher.
- Make sure your complete name and address
including ZIP Code appear on the package return address label and
are also included inside the package.
- Enclose complete instructions,
describing the nature of the problem so that the correct repairs
will be made.
- Pack the watch or clock securely to
avoid damage in transit. Do not send it in its display box. These
boxes are discarded upon receipt and cannot be returned.
- IF STILL UNDER WARRANTY:
Enclose a copy of your sales slip along with a check or money
order made to BULOVA SERVICE for $6.00 to cover the cost of
handling, mailing, and insurance. (The warranty may be void on
products showing evidence of extreme use or, in the case of
non-water resistant models, evidence of moisture and/or rust).
- IF NO LONGER UNDER WARRANTY:
You will receive an estimate, and no repairs will be made without
having received your approval of charges. If you decide not to
have the repairs made, a $10.00 repair appraisal and return
shipping charge will be assessed. Post warranty movement repairs
are guaranteed for a period of one year.
- If more than one product is being
shipped, enclose a packing list of the package contents and retain
a copy for your records.
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Carolina, PR 00985
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Honolulu Time Service
2929 Kapiolani Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96826
TEL: (808) 732-3808/7997
FAX: (808) 735-5976
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Beijing Wong Fu Jing Watch & Jewelry Shop
No. 170 Wang Fu Ying Street
Heta d.o.o. Export-Import
Tel:385 1 45 53 318
Fax:385 1 46 17 072
Bulova International U2-3
3/F Siu Wai Industrial Center
29 33 Wing Hong Street
Cheung Sha Wan Kowloon
Jasz utca 83-87
Tel no.: 0361 330 5149
Fax no.: 0361 340 8572
Pasar Baru No. 95
Haru Japan Corporation, Inc.
7 F. Rikuoh Nishi-Ikebukuro Building
5-26-19 Nishi Ikebukuro
Ariston Commercial, Inc.
541 Rizal Ava. Cor. Ronquillo St.
Sta. Cruz, Manila
Republic Of Korea
Rogadis Watch Corp.
5 FL. Rogadis Building
180-6 Pang Dong
Time Unique Trading
50, Jalan Sulton #17-03
Jalan Sulton Centre, Singapore 0719
United Krung Thong Trading Co., Ltd.
651/3 Petchburi Road
Buenos Aires 1000
39 Casebridge Court
Toronto, Ontario M1B 5N4
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History and info
||Joseph Bulova, a 23-year-old Czech
immigrant, opens a small jewelry shop on Maiden Lane in New York
||Bulova begins manufacturing and selling
boudoir and table clocks as well as fine pocket watches. These
pieces are sold in unprecedented numbers.
||Bulova sets up its first plant dedicated
to the production of watch components and their assembly into
jeweled movements in Bienne, Switzerland.
||During World War I, the convenience of
wristwatches (as opposed to pocket watches) is discovered. In 1919
Bulova introduces the first full line of men's jeweled wristwatches.
||The name Bulova Watch Company, Inc. is
adopted. Bulova perfects a new concept in the watch industry with
total standardization of parts. 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. This revolutionizes the servicing of watches in the
||Bulova unveils the first full line of
ladies' watches, including diamond accented pieces.
||Bulova produces the nation's first ever
radio spot commercial, "At the tone, it's 8 PM, B-U-L-O-V-A Bulova
||In honor of Charles Lindbergh's
transatlantic solo flight from New York to Paris, Bulova ships 5,000
Lone Eagle watches, packaged with pictures of Lindbergh. The supply
is sold out within three days. During the next few years Bulova
sells nearly 50,000 of these commemorative watches. 1927 is also the
year Bulova Watch Company goes public on the American Stock
||Bulova introduces the world's first clock
||Bulova engineers and patents a new
principle in the construction of automobile clocks.
||Bulova begins manufacturing the first
electric clocks. The collection includes wall and mantel clocks, and
clocks for use in stores, windows, office buildings and terminals.
||Bulova conducts the watch industry's first
ever million dollar advertising campaign. Throughout the Depression
years, Bulova supports retailers by offering Bulova watches to
buyers on time-payment plans.
||Joseph Bulova, founder of Bulova Watch
||Continuing its tradition of advertising
firsts, Bulova airs the first television commercial: a simple
picture of a clock and a map of the United States, with a voice-over
proclaiming, "America runs on Bulova time." 1941 also marks the year
that the Bulova Board of Directors adopts a resolution to
manufacture products for national defense at actual cost. Throughout
World War II, having perfected the skill of creating precision
timepieces, Arde Bulova, Joseph's son, works with the U.S.
government to produce military watches, specialized timepieces,
aircraft instruments, critical torpedo mechanisms and fuses.
||The Joseph Bulova School of Watchmaking
opens its doors to help disabled veterans learn watchmaking skills.
||Bulova begins developing the Phototimer, a
unique combination of photo-finish camera and precision electronic
||Bulova begins developing Accutron, the
first breakthrough in timekeeping technology in over 300 years.
Accutron, the first fully electronic watch, promises to keep time to
within 2 seconds a day.
||Recognizing a new trend in the watch
industry, the self-winding and shock-proof watch, Bulova adds more
of this type of watch to its line. Also added this year is the
Bulova Wrist-Alarm, an entirely new kind of watch.
||Bulova introduces the "Bulova 23," a
self-winding, waterproof , 23-jewel watch with an unbreakable
mainspring, made entirely in the United States.
||An A.C. Neilson Co. Survey reveals that
Americans see more national advertising for Bulova products than for
any other products, in any other industry, in the world.
||Bulova completes negotiations to
co-sponsor the Jackie Gleason Show, a one-hour live television show
airing Saturday nights from eight to nine o'clock. This is the first
time in history that any watch or jewelry allied industry has made a
sponsorship commitment of such magnitude.
||Bulova offers an unprecedented 1-year
warranty on all of its clock radios.
||NASA asks Bulova to incorporate Accutron
into its computers for the space program. Bulova timing mechanisms
eventually become an integral part of 46 missions of the U.S. Space
Program. Also in 1960, Bulova reintroduces its redeveloped
Phototimer clock, improved with updated photographic and electronic
technologies. It features an infrared sensing element patterned
after those used on heat-seeking missiles. Mounted on the starter's
pistol, the Phototimer senses the flash of the gun and starts a
timer clock at the same instant that the runners leave their marks.
||Accutron, the first watch to keep time
through electronics, is introduced. It is the most spectacular
breakthrough in timekeeping since the invention of the wrist watch.
This revolutionary timekeeping concept of a watch without springs or
escapement is operated by an electronically activated tuning fork.
The Accutron watch goes on to become a presidential gift to world
leaders and other dignitaries. President Johnson declares it the
White House's official "Gift of State."
||The Accutron Tuning-fork watch becomes the
first wristwatch certified for use by railroad personnel. 1962 is
also the year that Bulova introduces its Caravelle line of jeweled
watches. Designed to retail at $10.95 to $29.95, Caravelle competes
with non-jeweled watches in the same price range.
||Accutron clocks are the only clocks aboard
Air Force One.
||The Bulova Satellite Clock, the world's
first public clock to display time controlled by time signals
broadcast by orbiting satellites, is inaugurated by Gustavo Diaz
Ordaz, President of Mexico. The clock is installed atop the Torre
Latino Americana, Mexico's tallest skyscraper. 1968 also marks the
year that Caravelle becomes the largest selling jeweled-movement
watch in the United States.
||An Accutron watch movement is part of the
equipment placed on the moon by Apollo 11 astronauts, the first men
on the moon. A Bulova timer is placed in the moon's "Sea of
Tranquility" to control the transmissions of vital data through the
||Bulova introduces the Accuquartz, the
first quartz-based clock.
||The Bulova Accuquartz men's calendar
wristwatch becomes the first quartz crystal watch sold at retail in
the United States. Designed in 18 karat gold, it retails for $1,325.
||Three specially designed Accutron portable
alarm clocks are placed on board NASA's Skylab, the world's first
space laboratory, launched from Cape Kennedy. Also this year, Bulova
wins the world's first design competition for solid-state digital
watches at the Prix de la Ville de Geneve watch-styling competition,
the world's most prestigious international watch styling
competition. Bulova also wins two of the three honorable mentions
awarded at the competition.
||Bulova introduces its line of Accutron
Quartz movement watches for men. Also this year, the Smithsonian
Institution's National Air and Space Museum opens. Exhibits include
a display replicating the NASA Skylab, including an Accutron "space
alarm" clock, identical to ones mounted onboard the actual Skylab.
||Bulova introduces its line of Accutron
Quartz movement watches for women.
||Bulova becomes a subsidiary of Loews
||The Bulova Dimension is unveiled. It is
the worlds thinnest wall clock, measuring in at just 5/8 of an inch.
||Bulova introduces its first miniature
clock. Creating a new category in clocks, Bulova goes on to produce
entire collections of miniature clocks, including limited edition
pieces and themed groupings.
||Bulova introduces the Millennia
Collection, a group of watches featuring either innovative
technology or materials. The collection includes a solar group,
watches powered by light; motion quartz, watches powered by the
motion of the wearer's arm; and vibra-alarm, watches featuring two
alarm mode options sound or vibration.
||Bulova adds World Timer and Perpetual
Calendar watches to the Millennia Collection.