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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. Bulova produced its first chronographs in the 1940s—single-button affairs with screw-on bezels. Throughout the 1950s, 60s, and 70's, Bulova honed its mastery of chronographs.
This particular piece dates to circa 1966 and is in superb overall condition. Appropriate for any wrist, this svelte piece features a 32mm case with a luminous silver sunburst dial with a matching obelisque handset, a hand-cranking movement, and a signed crown.
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.
Stainless steel case is approximately 32mm (excluding the crown). Bulova Calibre 11ALC manual-winding movement. Circa 1966.
Overall Condition: The case is in fantastic condition overall showing faint signs of wear and use. Luminous silver sunburst Tritium dial with applied decorative indices is in fantastic condition with matching obelisque handset. Signed crown.
Includes Analog:Shift Casablanca Brown Suede leather strap with steel pin buckle.
Analog/Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
We back each Analog/Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states. We are happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
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