Over time, the watch industry has indeed flourished. Today, there are more watches than we could imagine. However, despite the emergence of new names, many watch enthusiasts still go back to the foundations of watch industry who have set the bar when it comes precise timekeeping. Among them is Bulova, which up to this day, continues to impress with its diverse pieces that embody their tradition of excellence both in design and technology. One of Bulova’s flasghip is their Bulova Men’s 98B203 Stainless Steel Watch of the Marine Star Collection.
To celebrate Independence Day, iW presents a selection of United States-based watch companies. Some produce their watches on American soil, while some host minimal production in America. Either way, these companies are boosting the 240-year old country’s horological reputation around the world.
From the Precisionist Collection, the 140th Anniversary Precisionist Chronograph Watch celebrates the watchmaker’s 140 years in the industry.
From the Precisionist collection with precise timing to 1/1000th of a second and a continuous sweep second hand, the watch is very refined. The green that is used on the dial is reminiscent of the world’s first fully electronic watch from 1960. The case size is fairly large at 44.5mm and wears like a statement piece on the wrist. This is an exciting piece from high quality Bulova and is a great way to celebrate their long history.
This past May, Bulova added another chapter to its historic ties to the city of New York, where Joseph Bulova founded the company 140 years ago only five years after arriving to the United States from what is now the Czech Republic. Operating for decades in Woodside, Queens, where the firm will retain back-office operations, Bulova today celebrates the finalized move of its executive, administrative, marketing and design offices to a full floor of the Empire State Building.
On this Fourth of July we salute American-based watchmakers who continue to forge ahead with new ideas, designs and products. While the vast majority of the watches shown in this excerpted list are not wholly—or even partially—manufactured in the U.S., each is birthed by a spirit of self-determination and ingenuity that is American through and through.