Stop Watch, Presentation, Bulova Watch Co. With its world headquarters situated in Woodside, New York, the Bulova Company began making watches in 1875 and would grow to a premier watch and clock manufacturer even through today. Prior to shipping out to North Africa, General Bradley received this stop watch from Arde Bulova, the Chairman of the Board. It is reported that General Bradley used this watch to time his Jeep rides in North Africa and Europe. The back is engraved with the following: To General Omar N. Bradley as a token of my admiration and respect Arde Bulova.