That darn Whale....

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture

It seems Sag Harbour, once Home to the Bulova Watch Factory, has a long history of Whales and Whaling...

...and My cleanest shot of an original Cetacea clad Bulova Dial.

The late 1960's is when We first see the Whale on a Bulova Dial which roughly coincides with the construction of the Whaling Industry Memorial erected by the Citizens of Sag Harbour in 1966.

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William Smith
Posted April 21, 2012 - 12:18pm

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Great.  Just great info.  Good work!! Now to find some Sag harbor associations w/ Bulova. Maybe a local newspaper article or ad by Bulova RE the facility, the "whale" and the memorial event. Bulova loved to market based on events.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 21, 2012 - 1:19pm

JP
Posted April 21, 2012 - 6:09pm

Panel Member

If we can find out any thing I'll bet it will be a "whale of a tale" IMO

JP

mybulova_admin
Posted April 21, 2012 - 6:40pm

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This could possible explain why we really haven't been able to figure out what the 'whale' symbol represented. I thought it may have had to do with the 'waterproof' aspect of the watch...but maybe it has nothing to do with that and represents this memorial to whalers.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 21, 2012 - 7:57pm

admin.

I believe it does signify 'Waterproof' with a connection to the Sag Harbour Whalers.

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