Bulova watches, a history of quality and precision. Bulova was founded in 1897 by Joseph Bulova, an immigrant from Bohemia, when he opened a small jewelry store on Maiden Lane in New York City. The small and modest store was to evolve into one of today s most excellent watch and clock companies. In 1911 Bulova began manufacturing desk clocks and pocket watches. During World War I wristwatches were issued to the military for their greater convenience. Returning veterans brought back the new fashion and in 1919, Bulova introduced the first full line of men s jeweled wristwatches. It was followed by the industry s first full line of ladies wristwatches and the first line of diamond wristwatches. Bulova has produced timepieces for the military in World War II, assisted in channeling its technology into making computers for the NASA space program in the 1960s, kept official time aboard Air Force One, and have repeatedly been awarded to visiting dignitaries as Presidential Gifts of State. In recent years, Bulova watches have presented a number of design innovations. Whether the customer prefers a high profile diamond dress watch, an heirloom-quality 14-karat gold watch, a sporty elegant Marine Star watch, a day/date calendar watch or a contemporary career-style watch, Bulova offers a style for every taste and occasion. Each one is reminiscent of Joseph Bulova's demand for unique quality and beauty. At the heart of each Bulova watch is precision accuracy. From the finest quartz movements to alternative technologies such as solar or mechanical energy, each Bulova watch is guaranteed to be accurate to within one minute a year. Bulova timepieces use only the finest materials, precision craftsmanship and state-of-the-art technology for enduring quality and performance. Bulova uses only the finest materials for its watch bracelets and straps. Bulova is headquartered in New York and has one of the strongest names in the watch industry.