Bulova Logo – Bulova is a brand of watches luxury the United States famous for having produced the first “electronic watch” wrist the world, the Bulova Accutron. Although born American, Bulova watches went on to design the United States, Switzerland and manufacturing them in 2008 has recently been bought by the Japanese company Citizen Watch Co.
In 1875 Joseph Bulova an immigrant from Bohemia opened a small jewelry store on Maiden Lane in the City of New York. In 1911, Bulova began manufacturing pocket watches, table clocks and wall clocks. From the First World War produced wristwatches. In 1928, Bulova produced the first radio-controlled clock.
Since 1950, developed the first electronic watch, the Bulova Accutron work of the inventor, Max Hetzel, born in Basel, Switzerland, and joined the Bulova Watch Company of Bienne, Switzerland in 1948. The coil of the tuning fork is driven by an electronic circuit with a transistor oscillating at 360Hz, so that the Bulova Accutron became the first “electronic watch” wrist of the world. More than 4 million were sold until production stopped in 1977.
In these years, NASA asked him to fabricate a series Bulova Accutron for space. As a result, Bulova produced models that were used in timers and techniques related to the measure of time during spaceflight, since 1958 the Vanguard, until arrival at the moon in 1969, although the astronauts wore Omega watches. Notably, Bulova is considered to have a machine much more effective than Omega Watches.