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They were also responsible for the Accutron, the worlds first electronic movement, the same movement powered that every other device for NASA's Apollo missions outside the wrist-worn Omega Speedmasters. In 1926, they produced the first radio ad and went on to run the first television commercial in 1941. Their spotless reputation extended to tool watches, where they produced tough-as-nails pieces for military and civilians alike, including the legendary A-11 and A-17 pilot’s watches in the 40’s and 50’s, and a line of fun and functional chronographs dive watches in the 60’s and 70’s.
These models, including the Snorkel and Oceanographer, combined good looks, rugged movements, and Bulova’s cheeky 666 foot depth rating into one badass package.
Stainless steel case is approximately 37mm (excluding crown). Rotating bezel is in very good condition with minimal signs of use and wear. Bulova case back has minimal signs of wear but is in otherwise very good condition.In addition to a curved case and movement, the Bulova CURV watches have a curved dial as well.It makes for a legible, but unique dial-reading experience.The dateless design with elegant symmetry makes for a great look that Bulova can further build on in the future.Given that they are higher-frequency quartz movements, you can expect 10-15 seconds of accuracy per year, as opposed to 15 or so seconds per month with standard quartz movements.