BULOVA

The Bulova watch company offers many affordable watches. WatchTime has infos on Bulova watches for men and Bulova ladies watches. Bulova watches for women include the Caravelle, Bulova mens watches include the Bulova Accutron watch and Bulova Precisionist watch. For all Bulova watch fans, WatchTime has a large Bulova section on the watch database with dozens of new and vintage Bulova watches.

8 Celebrity-Owned Watches That Rocked the Auction Block

Elvis Presley's Omega Constellation

Few factors can increases the value of a vintage watch quite like its once having belonged to a celebrity. Whenever a watch owned by a famous or historic figure goes on the block at auction houses like Antiquorum and Christie's, bidding can be expected to go well beyond the estimated value. Below we look at notable "celebrity" watches, once owned by iconic entertainment and sports stars, sold at auction within the past few years. … [Read more...]

The History of Citizen Watch Company: Discover the Rise of Citizen Watches

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Citizen Watches - A History of the Citizen Watch Company Download this FREE article from the WatchTime Magazine archives and become an expert historian on Citizen watches! This FREE download documents the story of Citizen’s rise, from a small experimental producer of mechanical pocketwatches, to a primary player in the quartz-watch revolution that rocked the watch world in the 1970s and ´80s, to the development of the Citizen Eco-Drive, a major force in the quartz watch revolution. The … [Read more...]

Channing Tatum Wears Bulova in “White House Down”

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The military-style Bulova Hack Watch makes an appearance in this summer's action-thriller, "White House Down," worn by actor Channing Tatum in his role as John Cale. The original Hack Watch, which was standard issue to U.S. Army forces during WWII, was one of the first watches to allow for synchronization down to the second. The Hack Watch has a case of stainless steel and green khaki canvas strap. It's black dial is contrasted with green luminous numerals. The Bulova Hack Watch retails for … [Read more...]

Antiquorum April Auction Results

Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph (lot 99)

Last week we reported on Antiquorum's auction of "Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces," held on April 10th in New York City. Today, we have the results of the auction, which featured watches with ties to celebrities and famous athletes. The auction totaled $4,033,550, with bidders from around the world including the U.S., Hong Kong, Singapore, Lebanon, Italy, and Switzerland. The top seller of the auction was a rare Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph (lot 99) in rose … [Read more...]

Million Dollar Club 2012: Watch Advertising at All-Time High

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In an exclusive report in the upcoming May-June issue of WatchTime, we reveal which watch brands are spending the most on advertising in 2012, a record year for watch-company ad spending, and we provide a complete list of the 60 brands that spent more than $1 million on ads. … [Read more...]

Historic Celebrity Watches on the Block at Antiquorum’s April Auction

Joe DiMaggio's Bulova Accutron

Antiquorum Auctioneers' next “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” auction will be held April 10th in New York City. Among the many exceptional pieces offered for sale are several watches associated with celebrities from the worlds of sports and entertainment, including a rare Rolex owned by Charlie Chaplin and a Bulova owned by Joe DiMaggio. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider Previews Baselworld Novelties From Bulova and More

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Over at watch-insider.com, WatchTime contributor Alexander Linz takes a look at some of the novelties that will be on display at the upcoming Baselworld fair. In his latest preview, he takes a look at the Bulova Accutron Calibrator, which can be calibrated via the key-operated External Fine Adjustment System. Linz also takes a look at the Frédérique Constant Ladies Automatic World Heart Federation, as well as new watches from De Bethune, Artya, and U-Boat. For the full preview, click here. … [Read more...]

Facetime Photos of the Week

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Welcome to this week's FaceTime. As always, we love receiving pictures of readers and their watches. If you'd like to be featured here, in our magazine, or on our other social networks, send us a hi-res pic at photos@watchtime.com. We look forward to seeing your faces. … [Read more...]

2011 Digital IQ Index Finds Luxury Watch Brands Lagging

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L2 bills itself as a think tank for digital innovation, and each year the group releases the Digital IQ Index which ranks the “digital competence” of 35 leading luxury watch and jewelry brands. The newest rankings are out, and to the surprise of few, watch brands do not fare well. Find out who is gifted and who is feeble inside. … [Read more...]

Trivia Quiz: Hollywood Watches

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This time around our quiz features (mostly) action films, and we throw in a small-screen question or two. Do you know which watches these characters wore? This ticket to the movies is free, and as always, the answers appear at the end. Good luck! … [Read more...]

Bulova Watchmaking School Co-founder Stanley Simon Dies at 93

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The New York Times is reporting that Stanley Simon, who was instrumental in bringing the Bulova Watchmaking School into being, has passed away in Manhattan. He was 93. The School, founded in 1945, became a model for industry-lead rehabilitation of disabled veterans. First conceived as World War II drew to an end, the school trained thousands of veterans in the watchmaker's art. … [Read more...]

Watch Sales Down Again for Japan’s Big Three

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Results for the fiscal year ended March 31 show that watch sales at Japan’s Big Three watch firms slumped for the second consecutive year as the Great Recession continued to suppress demand for mid-priced watches. Nevertheless, the watch divisions at Citizen, Seiko and Casio remained profitable. For the companies as a whole, only the Citizen Group reported a profit for year; Seiko and Casio both reported losses. … [Read more...]

“Mad” About ’60s Watches

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The fourth season of AMC TV’s Emmy-award-winning drama series Mad Men premieres in late July, and the show’s fans have the date circled. The series, which follows the lives and careers of Madison Avenue advertising executives in 1960s New York, has not only wowed critics and fueled revivals of that era’s fashions and classic cocktails — its famous attention to period details has provided substantial fodder for watch enthusiasts. … [Read more...]

TIME TEST: Famous Firsts

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The first month of a new decade: what better time to mull over other promising (albeit not always successful) beginnings? Test your knowledge of a dozen watch-world firsts (the answers are at the end). … [Read more...]

Rating Watch Brands’ Digital IQ, From Genius to Feeble

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TAG Heuer has been awarded first place in the "Watches" category of the "Digital IQ Index: Ranking the Digital Competence of Luxury Brands", a survey conducted by the Luxury Lab of New York University's Stern School of Business. The Digital IQ Index ranks brands as Genius, Gifted, Average, Challenged and Feeble based on their digital competence. Apple finished first overall with a Digital IQ of 170. TAG Heuer finished in 8th position with a Genius-level rating of 141. TAG was the only watch … [Read more...]

A Boom for the Budget-Minded: Watches Under $1000

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Times are tough. But, contrary to what you might think, a tight watch budget doesn’t mean taking a pass on a mechanical movement. With the fall selling season dawning, there’s a fresh crop of under-$1,000 mechanical watches now in stores or soon to be there: the biggest batch, at least it seems to us, since the mechanical revival began. … [Read more...]

Summer Reading: Five Great Watch Books

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You’ve got about a month to get to that summer reading that you promised yourself you would do. If you are in the mood for a whale of a watch tale, here are five books guaranteed to please. … [Read more...]

Rolex Leads U.S. Watch Advertiser Pack

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U.S. luxury watch king Rolex was the top watch advertiser by far in the United States in 2008. TNS Media Intelligence, which tracks watch advertising across 17 media categories, estimates that Rolex spent $49.30 million on ad placements last year. The figure is more than $20 million more than the number two advertiser, Breitling, which spent $28.92 million, according to TNS. … [Read more...]

Speak Easy

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Not long ago, Lynn Miner, a reader of WatchTime magazine, wrote with a request: would we publish a guide on how to pronounce all those nettlesome watch-brand names? We hope the following brand list, with phonetic spellings on the right, helps Miner and tongue-twisted watch fans everywhere. … [Read more...]