Bulova Watch Fact Sheet
The Bulova watch traces its history to 1875, when Joseph Bulova began a watch-making career that blossomed into a multimillion-dollar company. The New York-based Bulova firm was a leader in design and quality movements. Women's Bulova watches and men's Bulova watches quickly became a favorite for their accuracy and style. Bulova's emphasis on marketing and early television advertising made it a household name through much of the 20th century. Bulova's Accutron watch was the first battery-operated quartz watch, and the Accutron launched watch-making into a new generation. In 2008, the Japan-based Citizen purchased Bulova for $247 million to become the largest watchmaker in the world.