Bulova, my unpopular opinion

@Catskinner had me thinking about Bulova today and I was reminded of something that I started to write but never finished. I put a beginning and an end on it and put it over here. Why there? That's where I put all of the things that are not WC nice (like Wisconsin nice, except for watches). Read it and tell me I am wrong, or right, or a little of both.

One of the sayings in my bio on WC is an old Bulova slogan. I have deep respect for what the brand was and could be, just not "is".

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You're a hard man, Greg. Success, as you know, is full of anticlines and synclines in the company granite. Forgive their perceived trespasses. 馃槈

Pallet_Fork

You're a hard man, Greg. Success, as you know, is full of anticlines and synclines in the company granite. Forgive their perceived trespasses. 馃槈

It takes a hard man to make a tender chicken.

Aurelian

It takes a hard man to make a tender chicken.

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They used to be Swiss and now just a Japanese Citizen brand trying to bank on the Swiss heritage they no longer have.

Love the Lunar Pilot and the Jetstar Both share a cool quartz movement... and that's it for Bulova .

OldSnafu

They used to be Swiss and now just a Japanese Citizen brand trying to bank on the Swiss heritage they no longer have.

They were a New York company that imported Swiss movements and cased them in the United States. They were using Citizen movements in their Caravelle watches in the late 1960's. They had a nearly 40 year relationship with Citizen before they were acquired. Their own Swiss factory closed more than 20 years before the sale.

Citizen knows that they have a legacy brand with deep penetration into the North American market. Bulova was culturally significant in the 20th Century. My problem is really that Citizen puts out way too many bland oversize watches with the Bulova name. And then the exception to the rule, they also experiment with certain quartz movements that are among the best in the industry. It is like picking diamonds out of a septic tank.

TimeJunkie

Love the Lunar Pilot and the Jetstar Both share a cool quartz movement... and that's it for Bulova .

And that's what frustrates me (see my other comment). The good is very, very, good and then there is the rest.

OldSnafu

They used to be Swiss and now just a Japanese Citizen brand trying to bank on the Swiss heritage they no longer have.

Well, last I saw, they're still producing quality timepieces and NOT charging Swiss-made prices.

Aurelian

And that's what frustrates me (see my other comment). The good is very, very, good and then there is the rest.

Yup.

Soooooooooooooo

solidyetti

Yup.

Soooooooooooooo

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