Bulova is so known as one of the world’s premier watch companies that few are aware of its roots as one of America’s longstanding makers of clocks. The company was founded in 1875 in New York City, long before the wristwatch was invented, and soon became a respected name in mechanical clockworks and ornate, decorative clocks for the home.
Since its founding, the company has remained at the forefront of technology in the field of clock making, for which it has won numerous awards. Among Bulova’s notable innovations was the world’s first clock radio in 1928, as well as some of the earliest known electric clocks, beginning in 1931. Bulova also created one of the world’s first photo-finish clocks, soon a mainstay at track events, called the Phototimer, in 1948.
Today, Bulova is a major manufacturer of precision wristwatches, with global distribution, but it has never stopped innovating as a clock maker. The company specializes in clocks for the home and office, with each designed as an important element of decor in addition to serving as a precision timing instrument. Bulova has created a clock style for every taste and budget, including wall clocks, mantle clocks, travel clocks, desk clocks and table clocks. Materials range from metals to hardwood, finished in a variety of ways, including a weathered vintage look, with decorative detailing. But the real magic lies in the chimes. Bulova chiming clocks are designed to announce the time in a choice of chimes and melodies that add a magical quality to the home or office. On the next few pages, we bring you a sneak peek at what’s new in the world of Bulova clocks.