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- Acrylic crystal
- Case diameter: 40 mm
- Stainless-steel case; black dial
- Water resistant to 99 feet (30 M): withstands rain and splashes of water, but not showering or submersion
Keep it casual with this strapping, relaxed watch from Bulova. A breathable green canvas strap sets the Bulova Men's Strap Watch apart from leather, metal, and rubber-strapped watches. A stainless steel case houses a black dial that's framed by a stainless steel bezel. Luminescent Arabic numeral hour indicators complement luminescent hands. White stick minute markers and a seconds subdial at the six o'clock position round out this casual timepiece. The Bulova Men's Strap Watch is water resistant to 99 feet.
In 1875, a young Czech immigrant named Joseph Bulova set up shop in New York City, and a legendary American watch brand was born. Bulova was trained as a jeweler, and his expertise carried over into his watchmaking career, which began around 1911 with boudoir clocks and pocket watches, and soon evolved to include what was then one of the latest and most fashionable technological innovations: the wristwatch.
Bulova introduced its first line of wristwatches in 1919. The company grew and prospered, and soon early radio and television ads were declaring, "America runs on Bulova time." In the 1950s, continuing its legacy of innovation, Bulova introduced Accutron, the first electronic watch, and the first breakthrough in timekeeping technology in over 300 years. The Accutron timing mechanism was later adapted for use by NASA computers and a Bulova timer was even placed on the moon to control transmissions of data. Bulova timepieces have kept official time aboard Air Force One and have also served as official timepieces for U.S. Olympic teams.
Today, Bulova maintains its tradition of excellence in technology and design, offering a diverse collection of beautiful precision timepieces for every occasion.
- Product Dimensions: 4.6 x 3.4 x 3.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
- ASIN: B0018ANABW
- Item model number: 96A102
- Date first available at Amazon.com: July 19, 2004
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
- Average Customer Review:
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Bulova|
|Dial window material type||Acrylic|
|Case material||Stainless steel|
|Case diameter||40 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||10 millimeters|
|Band width||20 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Special features||Water Resistant|
|Water resistant depth||99 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
Paid $85.00 including shipping.
The negative?: This is a great "Man's" watch for the man that does not want to wear it outdoors on a hiking trip or playing rugbee. After a week of wearing this watch daily I accidently brush the face of the watch against something and it scratched. The face is not made from glass but of plastic. Scratches very easily. Fortunately, for me the scratch was very small. I only wear this watch ocassionally now. I wish Bulova would of invested in a better scratch resistant watch face cover for this one.
Overall, great watch - just not made for the active man.
Setting the hands to line up with the markers can prove quite challenging. It's not impossible but is definitely a hit and miss affair. It took me several tries but they are now lined up perfectly. Even mid-tier watches like my Hamilton Khaki Quartz also suffer from this issue. This being a military watch, the dial and hands are very easy to read due to the minimalist and uncluttered look of the watch face.
The lume on the hands is excellent. Maybe not to Seiko Black Monster standards but they're quite adequate nonetheless. A nice touch is having lume on the second hand (yes it is lumed!). Though not as bright as the hour hands, it is a welcome feature.
It is often noted that the strap is not as substantial as hoped for, but for me its a minor quibble. Watch aficionados like myself will probably be changing it to a NATO, Zulu or a better canvas strap anyway.
In my opinion this watch is NOT for everyone. Folks looking for a "beater" timepiece and who wouldn't care less about this being a reissue Ordnance Watch should do themselves a favor and get something else. A Casio G-Shock Tough Solar Waveceptor perhaps? A true wear-and-forget watch. But for those searching for an inexpensive piece that harkens back to the classic look of the 30s and 40s then this watch could be for you.
- Watch band is of poor quality and fell apart in about six months
- Better off with a cheap Timex from the local Big-Box-Store
I am writing this review after having just bought a new watch to replace this one. I bought the Bulova because of its smaller profile, canvas band, and simple display (and that I thought Bulova was a reputable, well made watch that would last). I could have bought a cheap Timex at the store, but I thought the Bulova would be a nicer watch and be worth paying two to three times the Timex price. While I was pleased with the style and appearance of this watch, I don't feel it lived up to my expectations. As has been noted, the "crystal" or face of the watch is plastic. This is made worse by the fact that it is not flush with the case, but raised, so it is easily scratched and cracked. Next, while the band is leather backed, it is of poor quality and lasted about six month before it fell apart (it actually tore at the pins by the watch case and fell off my wrist while putting on my coat).
I just replaced it with a Seiko automatic of similar style and price and I wish I had bought that watch the first time... food for thought.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I got this for my fiancé after debating due to the crystal face and wasn't sure if I liked how it looked on here... but he wanted it so I got it. Read morePublished 10 months ago by jen
Love it...love it...love it....great watch to add to my collection.Published 15 months ago by CICANDOIT
Unique watch with a different feel. Excellent watch! The watch looks better than in real life than from the photos.Published on May 22, 2014 by Lee Weng Choy
This watch has the right look for a military style watch. It shows the time at a glance and is about the perfect size for the average man's wrist.Published on April 4, 2014 by perry atristain
Would have never expected Bulova to make such a poor watch. Scratched by just looking at it funny, band started fraying almost instantly.Published on February 23, 2014 by T. Moore
The face is small, but it gets the job done and looks pretty good doing it too. I'd buy another one if I had the chance.Published on January 16, 2014 by Michael