Bulova

 

Joseph Bulova, the company's founder, emigrated from Bohemia, in what is now the Czech Republic, at the age of 19, arriving in Manhattan in 1870 to a world brimming with opportunity. Opening his own jewelry store in Lower Manhattan, then the nucleus of New York City's jewelry industry, he called it J. Bulova, and quickly distinguished himself from the hundreds of jewelers in the district with its quality and innovation in technique and artistry. Due to the demand of watches throughout America, Joseph Bulova established his first plant committed to the total production of wristwatch components. Manufactured in the plant's central building in Bienne, Switzerland, the jeweled movements were fabricated via assembly line, allowing mass production and closer toward a standardization never before seen in the world of horology.

 
 
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