J. Bulova Company was founded in 1875 by Joseph Bulova. Based in New York they moved to 580 Fifth Avenue in 1920. In 1923 Bulova Watch Inc was introduced.
Max Hetzel, a Swiss engineer was recruited in Bienne in 1950, he developed a number of prototypes, replacing the balance with a U-shaped tuning fork fitted between two transistors which increased the watch's precision considerably.
In 1952 Bulova started the development of the Accutron, the world's first fully-electric watch. NASA asked Bulova in 1960 to incorporate Accutron into its computers for the space program. Bulova Accutron timing mechanisms become an important part of the 46 missions of the U.S. Space Program. In 1962 Bulova was the first brand to bring a tuning fork-powered quartz movement to the mass market with a slogan of "The watch that hums." This slogan was powerful as the watch truly became known for its constant hum, this was due to the motor inside constantly working to provide a smooth sweep to the second hand.
Our Bulova Accutron 7541 has a 36mm tonneau stainless steel case, The case gently curves towards the lugs for a comfortable fit on the wrist. On the right side, a signed crown. A flat crystal sits above a silver dial. Applied baton indices mark the hours. At 3 o’clock a date window. The baton hands have lume infill and complemented with a tapered sweeping center seconds hand. On the reverse a screw-down case back. Inside a Bulova Accutron 2181G. with the ‘quickset’ date function. This version of the movement has 3 positions of the crown, with the outer position activating an internal switch to cut off the power from the battery, useful when storing the watch. The watch comes fitted on an unusual 20mm Bulova Kangaroo strap with a signed Bulova buckle.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no original Bulova box or paperwork. The watch comes paired with an original vintage Bulova signed Kangaroo strap with a signed Bulova buckle. The watch is from Circa. 1974 and is sold in worn, vintage condition, but overall very fair condition as you can see. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.