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Cast your vote for the next Bulova Archive Series release, which will debut at Baselworld 2018, and automatically be entered to win a 2017 Bulova Archive Series Chronograph C.

Just vote for one of the three vintage Bulova watches below.

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1972 Oceanographer “Devil Diver”

Like its name suggests, it was meant for the sea. In creating the Oceanographer, Bulova capitalized on its long and celebrated tradition of making sports watches. After years of supplying waterproof and accurate watches to the U.S. military, making a specialized dive watch wasn’t much of a stretch for this great American watch manufacturer. But unlike many of the dive watches available on the market, the Oceanographer, also known as the Devil Diver, had its own unique flair. The case is curved, ideally-suited to cling to a diver’s wrist. And the rotating bezel, an integral component for a dive watch, is in bright blue and red for maximum visibility.

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1970 Bull-Head Chronograph

Meant to look like a stopwatch strapped to the wrist, the Bull-Head looks like nothing else made at the time. The effect of having the crown and pushers on the top of the case, along with the heftiness of the case itself, gives the overall effect of looking like a bull’s head. Added to that fact is the funky dial, the design of which looks just like an old-fashioned parking meter.

Introduced as a limited-edition timepiece, with limited production, makes surviving Bulova Bull-Head timepieces rare and desirable.

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1970 Surf-Board Chronograph

Thanks to the pattern in the center of the dial, this Chronograph A is known as a “Surf Board”—driving home its aquatic heritage. But, like all chronographs, the Chronograph A could be used in multiple situations. Whether above the waves or under them, whether timing laps in a race car, or doing barrel rolls thousands of feet above the earth, the Chronograph A proved a trusty companion. With a short production life—only two years, from 1970 to 1971—it’s ripe for a comeback.

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About Bulova

Fueled by the era’s risk-taking ethos, Joseph Bulova presented one innovation after the next. Ultimately opening a small store in downtown New York City that would mark the beginning of his lifelong quest: to craft supreme quality timepieces for an ever-changing and dynamic landscape.

Joseph Bulova's Lifelong Quest

To craft supreme quality timepieces for an ever-changing and dynamic landscape.

With an unwavering drive for perfection, efficiency and precision, quality craftsmanship became the foundation upon which Joseph Bulova built his brand. But what fueled the brand’s continual progress was its spirit of invention — pursuing innovation and technology both within the timepiece industry and beyond.

Bulova’s industry innovations included everything from pioneering standardized production of watches to developing the first fully electronic watch with proprietary tuning-fork-based technology making it at the time the most accurate watch in the world. But our breakthroughs reached beyond the world of timekeeping alone.

Our pioneering spirit changed the face of marketing with America’s very first radio and TV commercials. We made advancements in the world of sports with the Phototimer, and even transformed transportation through collaborations with Lindbergh and on 46 NASA space missions. During the first moonwalk, a Bulova timer was even placed in the sea of tranquility.

Reiterating its longstanding dedication to history of firsts, the Precisionist collection was introduced in 2010. Intricately styled and infinitely accurate, with a continuous sweeping second hand.


Through its Archive Series Bulova revisits its classic models. The first two editions, the Lunar Pilot Chronograph and the Chronograph C are instant classic collectibles.

The Archive Series revives classic designs and brings them to new life on the 21st-century wrist. It started with the Lunar Pilot Chronograph: an updated design of a prototype that an astronaut wore to the moon. The Chronograph C followed this spring. Next year, all of the designs from the Archive Series will be displayed in a museum on the 29th floor of the Empire State Building, Bulova’s headquarters.