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Bulova Launches YouTube Collector Series

The series is an exploration of the brand’s heritage through interviews with watch collectors, industry experts and historians.




Bulova Launches YouTube Collector Series

(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK — Bulova’s 145-year uninterrupted history includes not only industry innovations, but also breakthroughs that reached far beyond the world of timekeeping. The rich heritage of Bulova is captured in the brand’s official “History of Firsts” book that revisits the moments and stories that make Bulova what it is today. Bringing to life this historical book and expanding further on the brand’s presence in American culture, Bulova launches its YouTube Collector Series featuring in-depth conversations with top watch collectors, experts and historians.

The 10-episode video series traces the history and key moments of the brand, but also touches on the latest in the world of watches, media, technology, aviation and music. The host, Michael Benavente, Bulova’s U.S. Managing Director and 30-year veteran of the watch industry is a versatile, enthusiastic and knowledgeable conversationalist. The guests range from top collectors of Bulova watches, such as Richard Callamaras and Stephen Ollman, to experts in various fields where the brand had and in most cases still has a leading role. They include former NASA Launch Director and Director of Shuttle Processing, Bob Sieck, who explains Bulova’s key part in both the Gemini and Apollo space missions, Nile Rodgers who shares his own personal connection to Bulova and explores Bulova in music and American history, David Graver, Editor in Chief of Cool Hunting, who speaks about Bulova pioneering the advertising world and also contextualizes marketing in today’s watch world, as well as Barbara Palumbo who speaks about the brand’s role in promoting equal rights, equal pay and its early understanding since the roaring 20s of female timepieces and the role of women in the often male dominated watch world. A detailed list of guests can be found below.

  • Richard Callamaras, Watch Collector
  • Stephen Ollman, Watch Collector
  • Carl Rosen, Historian
  • Bob Sieck, former Launch Director and Director of Shuttle Processing, NASA
  • David Graver, Editor in Chief, Cool Hunting
  • Nile Rodgers, multiple GRAMMY-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist
  • Barbara Palumbo, Watch Journalist
  • Jason Heaton, Watch Journalist
  • Jack Forster, Editor in Chief, HODINKEE
  • Roberta Naas, Watch Journalist
  • Sam Cannan, Chairman, Veterans Watchmaker Initiative

“This Collector Series captures Bulova’s spirit of invention and details the pursuit of innovation and technology both within the timepiece industry — and beyond,” said Michael Benavente, U.S. managing director of Bulova. “I am honored to have spoken to some of the world’s top tastemakers to help Bulova tell its unique history of firsts and speak on topics that are still relevant today.” Bulova’s YouTube Collector Series can be watched on the brand’s official YouTube channel.

To learn more about Bulova’s heritage visit the digital Bulova Museum.



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