Bulova

The Bulova watch company is a longtime source of affordable wristwatches. WatchTime has info on Bulova watches for men and ladies. Bulova watches for women include the Caravelle; Bulova mens watches include the Bulova Accutron watch and Bulova Precisionist watch.

7 Celebrity-Owned Watches That Rocked the Auction Block

Joe Dimaggio's Bulova Accutron

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 seven notable watches, once owned by iconic entertainment and sports stars, sold at recent … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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...]

Million-Dollar Club: What Watch Brands Spent the Most on Advertising in 2011?

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If watch advertising is a barometer of the health of a market — and it is — then the U.S. watch market is bouncing back after the catastrophe of 2009. Spending on watch advertising in the United States jumped 16 percent in 2011 to $365.8 million, indicating that the watch market here is improving. … [Read more...]

2011 Digital IQ Index Finds Luxury Watch Brands Lagging

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...]

Bulova Watchmaking School Co-founder Stanley Simon Dies at 93

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

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 … [Read more...]

“Mad” About ’60s Watches

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 … [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...]