Bulova Field Watch
$ 795.00

Bulova Field Watch

Why We Love It  

The story of Bulova is deeply entwined with American manufacturing.

Its founder, a Czech immigrant named Joseph Bulova, was inspired by the advances that Ford made in his factory in Highland Park, Michigan. Starting in 1912, Bulova built a factory in Biel, Switzerland, using Ford’s principles of mass production.

The brand was among the first to offer a wide range of wristwatches for men, with a distinctive visual style that—thanks to its innovative adoption of advertising and a relocation to Astoria, Queens—became fixed in the American imagination. Bulova took over offices in the Empire State Building and installed an observatory on the roof, in order to measure universal time.

In the workshop down below, watchmakers timed the watches they were working on to readings taken in the observatory. The watches that Bulova produced were varied, from handsome three-handers to divers and even chronographs.

This particular piece dates to the 1930s and remains in excellent good condition for its age. This svelte piece features a 32mm case with a luminous white dial featuring Radium Arabic indices, a luminous cathedral handset, a hand-cranking movement, and a lovely subsidiary seconds counter at the 6:00 position.

Whether you're a seasoned collector or just getting started, it's hard to go wrong with a timelessly designed manually-wound watch that suits for any occasion.

And lets face it, wearing a nearly 100 year-old watch is just cool.

Details

SKU: AS05177

Chrome plated brass case is approximately 32mm (excluding the crown). Manual-winding movement. Bulova Reference A-11. Circa 1930s.

Overall Condition: The case is in very good condition overall showing normal wear from age and use with light brassing. Luminous white satin dial with applied Radium ‘Arabic’ indices is in good condition with 'cathedral' handset. Un-signed crown. 

Includes 16mm Analog:Shift Merlot Red Alligator pattern leather strap with steel pin buckle. 

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