Where Are Bulova Watches Made?
Searching the internet to find out where are Bulova watches made? You’ve probably noticed that there are no satisfactory answers available. Your search ends here. We’ve got your covered. Tell Me Best has gone straight to the source and gotten confirmed information directly from Bulova Headquarters USA. We called them and had a detailed discussion about their production process. There were certain limitations because of their representative’s reluctance to share information regarding some certain watch lines, but still we have the general picture and it is worth sharing.
My love with Bulova began after this beautiful masterpiece Bulova Men’s Precisionist. It is going fine for quite some time. I see it as one of the finest pieces designed by them. It made me research this topic, hopefully, you will find it helpful.
Bulova was made by an immigrant Joseph Bulova in 1875. Joseph started the first line up of watches in 1912. Since then Bulova took on research as an imperative principle to grow in the market of timepieces.
The company headquarter is located in New York City and is currently owned by the famous Citizen Watch group in 2007.
BULOVA IS MANUFACTURED IN USA?
Because the company’s headquarters is located in New York City, customers assume that all Bulova lineups are made in the USA. Well, that is not the case. Only the warranty claim repairs are done in the USA. Bulova watches are not made in the USA.
WHERE ARE BULOVA WATCHES MADE?
All four lineups of Bulova, i.e Bulova, Bulova Accu Swiss, Caravelle New York, Witt Nauer are made on orders from Japan, Switzerland and Hong Kong.
WHERE ARE THE MOVEMENTS MADE?
Movements of the Bulova watches are also made in Japan, Switzerland and Hong Kong. Depending on the price range of the watch and level of complexity the company decides which country they will buy movement from.
Usually, the higher end complex movements are bought from Switzerland followed by Japan. For low-end models usually, the movements are picked up from Hong Kong.
It is very common for watch companies to buy movements from independent movement making companies. Sometimes well-known brands buy watch movements from a rival brand. For example, Swiss Technology Movement company although is owned more than 50% by The Fossil Group but they are supplying movements to many watch companies worldwide.
WHERE ARE THE CASINGS MADE?
The order for movements and casings are made in the same order which means, if a watch movement is ordered from Switzerland, the same country also produces the casing compatible with the movement it has made.
Similarly, for Hong Kong movement, the casing is also made in Hong Kong and for Japanese movement, Japanese casing is used.
SO IS THE ASSEMBLY DONE IN CHINA?
No, the assembly is not done in China. I looked around for confirmation and its been wrongly quoted on different websites that Bulova has an assembly plant in China. The correct answer is that Bulova picks up the complete package from where they placed the order.
So if a thousand watches order is placed in Japan. The Japanese manufacturer will be responsible for making movements, casing and assembly. Bulova will pick up the finished product from the shipment.
BULOVA ACCU SWISS
As the name indicates, this watch is completely manufactured in Switzerland. Bulova does not order Accu Swiss from Japan or Hong Kong. This is the high-end Bulova lineup and they take pride in Accu Swiss watches models.
WHAT IS THE SOURCE OF INFORMATION?
There is very less information available regarding where are Bulova watches made? All information in this post are collected from Bulova headquarters in New York. You can confirm it if you are willing to wait for around 20 minutes to connect with the customer service department at Bulova USA.
Bulova watches are made in Switzerland, Japan and Hong Kong. Depending on the design, budget and model requirements, Bulova orders the watch to the factory which can manage to produce the watch.
Swiss units have the highest expertise so is the price tag that comes along with them. Japanese models are mid-priced while the Hong Kong units average price is lower than that of Swiss and Japanese models.