Our Favorite Designers: Bulova

Explore our favorite Swiss-quality Bulova men's and women's timepieces with the watch experts at Frank Jewelers. Read Today

Since 1875, the men’s and women’s watches of Bulova have widely been considered a paragon of luxury-quality, Swiss-inspired timepiece precision, technical superiority, and contemporary horological fashion. Famously described in the T.V. show Mad Men as, “not a timepiece, but a conversation piece,” Bulova watches are the ideal complement for every day wear, special occasions, or even to just wear around the house.

Honored to be a part of Bulova’s long legacy is Freeport’s own Frank Jewelers. In their state-of-the-art showroom customers will find one of the region’s largest selections of completely authentic Bulova timepieces, including hard-to-find and limited edition models.

Further, to help their beloved customers, the knowledgeable staff at Frank Jewelers have come together to put together this guide to the history and legacy of Bulova, as well as to share with some of the popular Bulova collections available at Frank Jewelers today.

History and Legacy of Bulova

Established by J. Joseph Bulova, Bulova was one of the first companies dedicated solely to the quest of crafting “supreme quality timepieces for an ever-changing and dynamic landscape.” With this promise in mind, Bulova established one of the first large-scale watchmaking factories in Switzerland, which allowed them to stay ahead-of-the-curve with horological innovations including the creation of the first fully electronic watch, advancements in the art of timepiece precision, as well as developing the first curved chronograph movement watches of the cutting-edge Curv watch collection.

A favorite of Charles Lindberg, Bulova has continued to be preferred by aviators and astronauts alike due to their helpful complications and accuracy. During the first moonwalk in 1969, a Bulova timer was placed in the Sea of Tranquility for the purpose of gathering information about the newly-discovered alien landscape.

Today, Bulova is appreciated for more reasons than just golden-age nostalgia. From their headquarters on the 29th floor of the Empire State Building, Bulova has continued to exceed expectations and still creates some of the most highly desired timepieces around.

Bulova Watch Collections Today at Frank Jewelers

An authorized retailer, Frank Jewelers is pleased to bring their beloved customers the absolute best that the master watchmakers at Bulova have to offer. In their palatial Freeport, Illinois, showroom, the staff at Frank Jewelers is pleased to display popular Bulova collections that include the:

Inspired by the understated power of the open ocean, Bulova’s Marine Star collection consists of an array of timepieces featuring practical chronographs complications, as well as water resistance for up to 100 meters.

(From Left to Right: Marine Star Watch Model #98B230, Model #96B256, and Model #98B223)

Understated and streamlined, the men’s and ladies’ watches of the Classic collection skillfully combine the legendary vintage appeal and contemporary mechanical advancement that has allowed Bulova to remain an unstoppable force in the timepiece industry.

(From Left to Right: Bulova Classic Collection Model #96B220, Model #97L146, and Model #98A149)

Similar in style and function as the timepieces of the Classic collection, the watches that make up the Bulova Diamond collection are available with sparkling diamonds adorned around the face and dial of the piece, making them the perfect for any special person in your life.

(From Left to Right: Bulova Diamond Collection Watch Model #97P114, Model #98D130, and Model #98P119)

Built with bold “open-aperture” faces and exhibition-type backs, the innovative self-winding timepieces of the Automatic collection by Bulova are built to bring a lifetime of elegance and luxury to generations of watch wearers.

(From Left to Right: Bulova Automatic Watch Model #96A187, Model #97A109, and Model #96A170)

For more information on the Bulova Timepieces Available now at Frank Jewelers, visit their website at FrankJewelers.com, call 815.235.3169, or visit their showroom located in Freeport, Illinois, today! 


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