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Joseph Bulova
Birth: 1851
Death: Nov. 18, 1936

Watchmaker. In 1875 Joseph Bulova, the company's founder, emigrated from Bohemia, in what is now the Czech Republic, at the age of nineteen, arriving in Manhattan in 1870 to a world brimming with opportunity. Opening his own jewelry store on Maiden Lane in Lower Manhattan, then the nucleus of New York City's jewelry industry, he called it J. Bulova, and quickly distinguished himself from the hundreds of jewelers in the district with its quality and innovation in technique and artistry. By 1919 Joseph had opened his first plant committed to the production of watches. Joseph debuted the first ever complete line of men's jeweled wristwatches. In 1926 Joseph focusing its energy on future sales, he also devoted substantial creativity to expanding marketing and advertising efforts. In another groundbreaking moment for the company, Joseph broadcast America's first national radio commercial in 1926, signaling the hour with, "At the tone, it's eight o'clock, B‑U‑L‑O‑V‑A Watch Time", an ad heard by millions. An early champion of Bulova watches was an American original himself, Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh, the first man to fly nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean. Bulova maintained its near-constant surge of creativity by inventing the first clock radio in 1928, an immediate success. Joseph Bulova died in 1936. (bio by: Shock) 
 
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  Bertha Bulova (1862 - 1943)*
 
 Children:
  Stella Bulova (1894 - 1912)*
 
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Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Bronx
Bronx County
New York, USA
 
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