BULOVA’S WARTIME EFFORTS

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BULOVA’S WARTIME EFFORTS

Post by koimaster » July 5th 2021, 10:16pm

Joseph Bulova left the Czech Republic to venture to America when he was just nineteen years old. At the time, he had already dived into the watchmaking and goldsmithing trades. And so, upon his arrival to New York, he eventually landed a job at Tiffany & Co.

In 1875, Joseph founded J. Bulova & Co. in New York City after leaving Tiffany & Co.

Fast forwarding to the end of WWI, Joseph noticed that consumers preferred wristwatches as over traditional pocket watches. While many perceived this just as another fad, Joseph doubled down on his conviction, releasing a line of men’s timepieces in 1919.

His conviction was correct. By 1924, Bulova had created a line of wristwatches for women – a first! Through the use of innovative manufacturing techniques, standardizing parts, and being a leader in design, Bulova bolstered its way to become a global phenomenon.

In the early 1940s, with World War II underway and the need for American involvement becoming increasingly clear, Bulova entered into an agreement with the United States government to help aid in the war effort.

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