Bulova watch export history - circa 1930's

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    Bulova watch export history - circa 1930's

    Hi

    I'm new to this site and vintage watches. Own a few watches myself, but my wife wanted a "vintage pre war watch" for Christmas.. I have managed to source a Lady Bulova c.1937 - 1939 at a reasonable price and it is UK based.

    However my question is did Bulova have a UK agent/distributor back in the 30's ? or has the watch crossed the pond with an individual at some stage in it's life.....just trying to build a bit of a picture/story to tell on Christmas day...

    Thanks for any help

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    Re: Bulova watch export history - circa 1930's

    Quote Originally Posted by harrison916 View Post
    Hi

    I'm new to this site and vintage watches. Own a few watches myself, but my wife wanted a "vintage pre war watch" for Christmas.. I have managed to source a Lady Bulova c.1937 - 1939 at a reasonable price and it is UK based.

    However my question is did Bulova have a UK agent/distributor back in the 30's ? or has the watch crossed the pond with an individual at some stage in it's life.....just trying to build a bit of a picture/story to tell on Christmas day...

    Thanks for any help
    Good question. I assume Bulova distributed in major markets outside the US (like the UK) but I bet our UK gurus will know for sure.

    The market for watches is now truly worldwide, especially with international venues like eBay. This is good in that I can now get watches that were never sold in the US (like Candino). This is bad in that now Ukrainian frankens can now be sourced from places like Miami (which I have seen)...

    BTW, your wife is showing good taste! Make sure she wants to keep you!!
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Bulova watch export history - circa 1930's

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    BTW, your wife is showing good taste! Make sure she wants to keep you!!
    Thanks Eeeb!....I can assure you she won't get better ; )......probably....lol

    OK....

    So any UK Bulova import information from UK afficionado's would be most welcome....

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