Feature Watches & Articles
Bulova Unveils Rare Mil-Ships Dive Watch
Historically known for its relationship with the U.S. military, Bulova produced various Mil-Spec timepieces at the request of the government, particularly through WWII.
64 years after the first prototype was born, Bulova is proud to unveil its latest Archive Series timepiece inspired by the original MIL-SHIPS-W-2181 watch.
See the exclusive offer for myBulova.com members
Receive a free copy of the Bulova, A History of Firsts book ($175 value) when you purchase the Limited Edition MIL-SHIP-W-2181 Submersible!
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First with Worldwide Collectors | Bulova Collector Series
As part of the new Youtube Bulova Collector Series which features Michael Benavente, Managing Director of Bulova, I was privileged enough to participate in what is a fascinating video series, which looks at the amazing history of the brand, through interviews with watch collectors, industry experts, and brand historians.
I invite you to watch the series and this video which delves into the origins of myBulova.com and how the site came to be a valuable online resources for vintage Bulova watches and world-wide online community.
Stephen Ollman - Founder of myBulova.com
Accutron Showcases New Legacy Railroad Timepiece
Within Accutron’s new Legacy collection lays tribute to some of the brand’s most historical timepieces. Amongst them is the new “R.R.-0”, inspired by one of the first-ever timepieces approved by North American railroad systems. The “R.R.-0” in particular showcases design attributes similar to that of a past-approved Canadian Railroad watch, first launched in 1970.
The watch includes a Swiss-made 26-jewel automatic movement with calendar feature complete on a black leather strap. Retailing for $1,290 the new Legacy “R.R.-0” is limited to only 600 pieces.
The Accutron Show Podcast
The Accutron Show is the first full-fledged podcast by a watch brand and is a series of approximately 30-minute conversations about Americana culture and its evolution and expressions through time. The entertaining and in-depth discussions explore the history, current progression and forecasting of Americana culture in society, entertainment, product and lifestyle.
Returning with hosts Entertainment Reporter Bill McCuddy (Fox News), Journalist David Graver (Cool Hunting, New York Times, Vogue) and Editor Scott Alexander (GQ, Playboy), the show will break even more boundaries while exploring hot social, economic and cultural topics.
Listen to 'The Accutron Show' Podcast
Accutron Spaceview 2020 Limited Edition unboxing
Geoff Baker unboxes the brand new Accutron Spaceview 2020 Limited Edition electrostatic watch.
Only 300 of these limited edition models were made and our very own Geoff Baker was lucky enough to get his hands on one.
Watch Geoff as he unboxes his watch and walks us through what is included in the 60th anniversary limited edition version of the Accutron Spaceview 2020.
Accutron - From the Space Age to the Digital Age
1960, New York City, the advent of the Space Age and Accutron technology, and the debut of its most famous electronic model, the Spaceview—a watch the likes of which no one had ever seen and which would go on to become an icon. 2020, New York City, precisely 60 years later—an all-new, equally groundbreaking electrostatic- powered Accutron debuts in equally groundbreaking period, changing time forever, again.
Available at Bulova.com
Carl Rosen talks with Philippe Soussand about the history of Bulova
Philippe Soussand, fashion consultant at Iguatemi, talks to Carl Rosen, historian of Bulova, the renowned watch brand created in 1875 in New York.
Carl had a long career in brand management, becoming an expert in his creations and trajectory, creating the first museum on the history of Bulova.
Check out all the landmarks of one of the largest watch labels in the world in another exclusive content
Bulova's newest authorized service center & the VWI Edition Hack Watch
Bulova is pleased to announce the Veterans Watchmaker Initiative (VWI) as Bulova's newest authorized service center as well as the unveiling of a Special VWI Edition Hack Watch.
In an effort to commemorate the mission of VWI, Bulova has donated tools, machinery, spare parts, watches, and more to help enrich the brand’s existing school as well as to become properly setup to service and repair all Bulova timepieces.
10 years with myBulova.com
Congratulations to Geoff and Jerin (Plainsmen), who both celebrate 10 years as members of myBulova.com
myBulova.com has been extremely lucky to have two such amazing gentlemen be apart of the panel which serves to help users of the site learn more about their vintage Bulova watch, and to truly appreciate its worth as a timepiece.
Thank you gentlemen for your continued support and service to myBulova.com and the worldwide vintage Bulova community.
The Story of a Boy, A Soap Box Racer and a Bulova Watch
In 1950 a young boy named Tom Paules won the York PA Soap Box Derby and was presented with an engraved Bulova Watch by Chevrolet Motor Company.
Seventy years later the long forgotten watch turned up at a yard sale and how a vintage watch collector uncovered its story and brought history back to life.
Read the full story and take a walk thru a small boys life in Mid Century America where a championship run in a York PA Soap Box Derby provided an amazing adventure and how this wonderfully engraved Bulova Watch found its way to MyBulova.
The golden age of the Bulova Chronograph
In the early 1970s Bulova produced a number of iconic Chronograph watches. These original 70s timepieces are highly sort after by vintage watch collectors with a number being reintroduced into the modern day market as part of Bulova's 'Archive Series', ready for a new generation of watch enthusiasts to enjoy.
See extracts from the original Bulova Line Books from 1970 through to 1973, showcasing these incredible chronograph and deep sea chronograph watches, including the famous Bulova Stars & Stripes and the newly re-released Bulova Surfboard.
The Bulova Doug Corrigan Watch
Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan
After applying for permission for a trans-Atlantic flight several times and being denied, Corrigan (of Irish descent) took off on July 17, 1938 from Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, New York with a flight plan filed to return to his home in California. He later landed at Baldonnel Airport, in Dublin, after a 28-hour, 13-minute flight.
After receiving a severe backlash from U.S. flight officials, Corrigan claimed he accidentally flew the wrong way, and stuck with his story. Thereafter he was dubbed "Wrong Way" Corrigan.
The Bulova Academy Award Watch Series
From 1950 to 1954, Bulova sold a collection of both mans and ladies watches called the "Academy Award". The series was a huge hit for Bulova, but also a legal nightmare.
Read the amazing story behind the famous Bulova Academy Award series and see the many varied models Bulova produced over its four year lifespan.
The Apollo 15 Bulova Chronograph Watch
In February 2014, before the public knew of the existence of this watch, myBulova.com sent an email to the owner Dave Scott, requesting permission to release the first photograph of the Bulova chronograph wristwatch worn by Commander Scott during the Apollo 15 mission on the surface of the moon.
It was with great pleasure that on March 21 2014, myBulova.com was the first website in the world to publicly acknowledge the existence of this watch, the first and only Bulova watch to be worn by an astronaut on the surface of the moon.
The Charles Lindbergh Bulova Watch
On June 11 1927, upon his return to the US aboard the Memphis, the Bulova Watch Company presented Charles A. Lindbergh with a Bulova watch and the $1000 Bulova Prize money for making the first non-stop flight from New York to Paris.
Read the full story on how this watch was presented to Lindbergh in 1927 and how this watch found its way to myBulova.com
The Bulova Lone Eagle Watch
The 'Bulova Lone Eagle' watch was first released on June 17, 1927. Read the first ever full story published online that focused on the history of the Bulova Lone Eagle watch series.
See a timeline of events that looks at the key dates surrounding the Bulova Watch Prize, the watches given to Charles Lindbergh and the eventual release of the now famous and highly collectable 1927 Bulova Lone Eagle watch.