Bulova

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Bulova is an American watch brand founded in 1875 and currently owned by Japanese conglomerate Citizen Watch Co.wikipedia
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Watch

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It manufactures watches and clocks and is based in New York City.
Introduced by Bulova in 1960, they use a tuning fork with a precise frequency (most often 360 hertz) to drive a mechanical watch.

Clock

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It manufactures watches and clocks and is based in New York City.
In some early electronic clocks and watches such as the Accutron, it is a tuning fork.

Television advertisement

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Bulova produced the world's first television advertisement, on July 1, 1941 (the first day that commercial advertising was permitted on television), before a baseball game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies over New York station WNBT (now WNBC).
The announcement for Bulova watches, for which the company paid anywhere from $4.00 to $9.00 (reports vary), displayed a WNBT test pattern modified to look like a clock with the hands showing the time.

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It was reincorporated under the name Bulova Watch Company in 1923, and became part of the Loews Corporation in 1979 and sold to Citizen at the end of 2007.
Loews acquired Lorillard, a tobacco company, in 1968; CNA Financial in 1974, and the Bulova Watch Company in 1979.

WNBC

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Bulova produced the world's first television advertisement, on July 1, 1941 (the first day that commercial advertising was permitted on television), before a baseball game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies over New York station WNBT (now WNBC).
The announcement for Bulova watches, for which the company paid anywhere from $4.00 to $9.00 (reports vary), displayed a WNBT test pattern modified to look like a clock with the hands showing the time.

Woodside, Queens

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It manufactures watches and clocks and is based in New York City. Bulova established its operations in Woodside, New York, and Flushing, New York, where it made innovations in watchmaking, and developed a number of watchmaking tools.
The Bulova Corporation has its headquarters in northern Woodside along Interstate 278.

Boston Garden

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They were put in indoor sports arenas such as Boston Garden, Chicago Stadium and the Detroit Olympia.
The Garden's earlier Bulova-crafted "Sports Timer" game clock system using the typical analog dial-type game clock design of that era, said to have been installed at the Garden early in the 1940s, and essentially identical in appearance and function to the one used in the Chicago Stadium until September 1975, was removed and replaced by an all-digital-display unit created by the Day Sign Company of Toronto in time for the 1970 Stanley Cup playoffs, and remained in use until the Garden's closure.

Chicago Stadium

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They were put in indoor sports arenas such as Boston Garden, Chicago Stadium and the Detroit Olympia. In the 1940s, Bulova made a few examples of their complex four sided, five-dial per side "sports timer" analog game clock for use in NHL pro ice hockey games and for the nascent NBA pro basketball league of that time.
After removing the balcony-edge game clocks at either end and at mid-ice zones of the Stadium, the replacement four-sided game clock suspended over center ice of the Stadium, built by Bulova as their "Sports Timer", was installed in Chicago in 1943.

Tuning fork

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Its horological innovations included the watch, which used a resonating tuning fork as a means of regulating the time-keeping function.
The Accutron, an electromechanical watch developed by Max Hetzel and manufactured by Bulova beginning in 1960, used a 360-hertz steel tuning fork as its timekeeper, powered by electromagnets attached to a battery-powered transistor oscillator circuit.

Citizen Watch

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Bulova is an American watch brand founded in 1875 and currently owned by Japanese conglomerate Citizen Watch Co.
In addition to Citizen brand watches, it is the parent of American watch company Bulova, and is also known for manufacturing small electronics such as calculators.

Wittnauer

Currently Bulova designs, manufactures, and markets several different brands, including: the signature "Bulova", the stylish "Caravelle" (formerly "Caravelle New York"), the dressy/formal Swiss-made "Wittnauer Swiss", and the "Marine Star".
Wittnauer was a watch and timepiece company, founded in 1885 by Swiss immigrant Albert Wittnauer, that is now a brand of the Bulova company, which is owned by Japanese conglomerate Citizen Watch Co.

Omega Speedmaster

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All twelve men who walked on the Moon wore standard Omega Speedmaster watches that had been officially issued by NASA.
For EVA-3, the final lunar surface EVA, he wore a Bulova Chronograph (model number 88510/01 with velcro-strap part number SEB12100030-202 ) that was not part of the normal mission equipment and that he had agreed to evaluate for the company at the request of a friend.

Omega SA

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In the 1960s, the company was involved in a notable rivalry with Omega Watches to be selected as the 'first watch on the Moon'.
The selection of the "Omega Speedmaster Professional Chronograph" for American astronauts was the subject of a rivalry between Omega and Bulova.

Electric watch

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The tuning fork was powered by a one-transistor electronic oscillator circuit, so the Accutron qualifies as the first "electronic watch".
Tuning fork watches: Instead of a balance wheel, these watches used a tuning fork driven by a solenoid powered by a one-transistor oscillator circuit and no mechanical contacts. The tuning fork had an attached pawl and 'index wheel', which turned the gear train. The common frequencies used in watches were 300 Hz (ESA MOSABA cal. 9162, 9164 and 9210), 360 Hz (Bulova Accutron cal. 214 and 218), Slava Transistor, Tianjin 'Yinchabiao', Prim Elton, 480 Hz (Bulova Accutron cal. 2300) and 720 Hz (Omega Megasonic cal. 1220 and 1230). Omega F300Hz and Speedsonics series are common examples of ESA MOSABA based watches.

Brand

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Bulova is an American watch brand founded in 1875 and currently owned by Japanese conglomerate Citizen Watch Co.

Swiss made

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Bulova's Swiss-Made line is known as Bulova Accu•Swiss and was formerly known as Bulova Accutron.

Bohemia

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Bulova was founded and incorporated as the J. Bulova Company in 1875 by Bohemian immigrant Joseph Bulova (b. Joseph Bulowa, son of Anton and Barbara Bulowa, probably of Polish origin, 1851 – November 18, 1936).

Poles

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Bulova was founded and incorporated as the J. Bulova Company in 1875 by Bohemian immigrant Joseph Bulova (b. Joseph Bulowa, son of Anton and Barbara Bulowa, probably of Polish origin, 1851 – November 18, 1936).

Biel/Bienne

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Manufacturing watches at their factory in Biel (Switzerland), he began a standardized mass production new to watchmaking.

Switzerland

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Manufacturing watches at their factory in Biel (Switzerland), he began a standardized mass production new to watchmaking.

Mass production

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Manufacturing watches at their factory in Biel (Switzerland), he began a standardized mass production new to watchmaking.

Fifth Avenue

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In 1927, he set up an observatory on the roof of a skyscraper located at 580 5th Avenue to determine universal time precisely.

Universal Time

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In 1927, he set up an observatory on the roof of a skyscraper located at 580 5th Avenue to determine universal time precisely.

Flushing, Queens

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Bulova established its operations in Woodside, New York, and Flushing, New York, where it made innovations in watchmaking, and developed a number of watchmaking tools.

Horology

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Its horological innovations included the watch, which used a resonating tuning fork as a means of regulating the time-keeping function.