Bulova dating system

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The Accutron watch goes on to become a presidential gift to world leaders and other dignitaries.

President Johnson declares it the White House's official "Gift of State." 1962 The Accutron Tuning-fork watch becomes the first wristwatch certified for use by railroad personnel.

1927 In honor of Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic solo flight from New York to Paris, Bulova ships 5,000 Lone Eagle watches, packaged with pictures of Lindbergh. During the next few years Bulova sells nearly 50,000 of these commemorative watches.

1927 is also the year Bulova Watch Company goes public on the American Stock Exchange.

1941 Continuing its tradition of advertising firsts, Bulova airs the first television commercial: a simple picture of a clock and a map of the United States, with a voice-over proclaiming, "America runs on Bulova time." 1941 also marks the year that the Bulova Board of Directors adopts a resolution to manufacture products for national defense at actual cost.

Throughout World War II, having perfected the skill of creating precision timepieces, Arde Bulova, Joseph's son, works with the U. government to produce military watches, specialized timepieces, aircraft instruments, critical torpedo mechanisms and fuses.

1931 Bulova conducts the watch industry's first ever million dollar advertising campaign.

Designed to retail at .95 to .95, Caravelle competes with non-jeweled watches in the same price range.If you have a Bulova watch that may be a valuable vintage watch, you should verify its authenticity before attempting to sell or auction the watch.Look in the telephone yellow pages for a Bulova watch dealer or jeweler who deals in Bulova watches.The watch will also have the name "Bulova" stamped on the metal back of the watch case. In the 1950s, the Bulova Watch Company developed a unique dating system for its watches.A unique, two-digit date code is placed below the serial number on the back of Bulova watches manufactured after 1950.

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