Bulova continues to make some very nice watches. For example in their Accutron line there are several Gemini models using the ETA 2892-a2 movement that can be had for around $250.00After reading that thread about the love and hate people have on Invicta, I wondered why there's not a lot of talk here about Bulova watches. What's your opinion on these watches? I mean the low end kind like the Marine Star series.
Take the second hand off and now we're talking. I hate the second hand on an otherwise blank face like that.For dress and fashion watches, it's hard to beat an Accutron from a deal of the day site for under $100.
For instance, compare this deal to anything you can find from Movado:
That is not entirely accurate. the owners are not new rights owners, in the sense of the practice that has permeated the watch industry for years (where someone buys the right to a brand and related rights and make stheir own thing). IN the case of Bulova the entire company (not just the brand names) have switched hands a few times. That said, I'm not sure how the bulova brand itself has changed, but I agree about the accutron brand. It was definitely moved by the prior owner from being a very specific bulova sub brand that pertained to a very specific movement type, to a stand alone brand within the group focused on sporty watches that has nothing to do with tuning fork movements.
Citizen had a total revenue of $18.4 billion Dollars for fiscal year 2005. I guess this takes into account revenue from all companies owned under the Citizen Holdings umbrella.Citizen thought they were worth 250 mil..
Yeah Citizen is huge no doubt.
My guess is that he thought it was too high.too high or too low?
I think that applies more to Hamilton.
Ownership of the Bulova brand and the associated model Accutron has changed hands much as ownership of many other swiss and american names have changed. Look at all of the once independent brands now under the Swatch and LVMH and Seiko corporate umbrellas. Have Orient and Mido lost their validity as watch brands because of an ownership change?