What is the origin of the Bulova fork symbal

The older watches dont have it or do they .. but the new watches have the 2 prong fork symbal .. what does it represent and why did they start using it

Geoff Baker
Posted March 21, 2013 - 5:35am

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It's a stylized tuning fork. Bulova introduced the Accutron Watch in 1960, which used a tuning fork to drive the mechanism (gross oversimplification?) of the watch. The 'fork' became the symbol of the Accutron line and is currently used as the Bulova corporate logo. Bulova still uses the Accutron name for it's watches but no longer produces tuning fork movements. There are volumes written on the Accutron line of watches. An internet search will bring you hours of reading if you're interested.

Posted March 21, 2013 - 6:19am

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Have a look on this page: http://www.mybulova.com/vintage-bulova-catalogs

Scroll down to the Facts About Accutron(1964). There's a few pictures that show you what Geoff is referring to.