Bulova has been manufacturing fine watches since , 36 years after Joseph Bulova came to the United States from Bohemia and started a jewelry store. Bulova watches have become a prize collectible; if you are interested in purchasing one, you will want to know if it's the genuine article, given all the knockoffs available. Look at the face of the watch. Many Bulovas have the name "Bulova" in the face somewhere, or on the metal exterior. The various brand names, such as Marine Star, Caravelle, Accutron and Wittenauer, sometime appear with the company name -- or instead of it.
Many bulova watches come with a special date display that moves with the watch to show the correct day of the month. Since the mechanism cannot know which month of the year it is, many Bulova watches need adjusting once a month. The date display advances from "1" to "31" regardless of the month.
These pieces are sold in unprecedented numbers. In Bulova introduces the first full line of men's jeweled wristwatches. Bulova perfects a new concept in the watch industry with total standardization of parts. Every part of a Bulova watch is made with such precision standardized to the ten thousandth part of an inch that it is interchangeable with the same part in any other Bulova watch. This revolutionizes the servicing of watches in the industry.