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Bulova Men's 96B183 Precisionist Chronograph Watch
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on March 26, 2014
This is a large watch-check the dimensions-it's larger than many other Bulovas. But it is especially easy to read. The Precisionist movement can't be beat for accuracy--expect a Precisionist movement to be no more than a few seconds off per month at most--most units will average better than that. The stopwatch function is nice, recording hours, minutes, seconds, tenths, hundredths, and thousandths of sec, although the minute dial is hard to read because it is not marked off in single minutes.

The sweep second hand, when not in stopwatch mode, moves in a virtually constant steady motion, like an old electric school wall clock, instead of steps. Actually it moves in 1/3 second motions, so it appears to move continuously instead of little hops--it actually hops but the hops are very small.

The band uses pressed pins to attach/remove links for band length adjustment. Screw-pins would be preferred if you want to adjust the band length yourself because screw-pins are much easier to work with. But if you take the watch to a jeweler for band length adjustment, it won't matter; the jeweler can handle either.

People complimented me on the watch's appearance.

The warranty is 3-years and Bulova is reasonably easy to deal with. I have several Bulovas and this is my favorite because it is the most accuarte, easiest to read, has terrific Chronograph except for the minute dial. Warning: The minute dial for the chronograph function (the small dial at the 9 o'clock position) is not as pictured. It is not marked in single unit increments but in 2 1/2 minute increments, making it nearly useless for reading minutes when using the chronograph. The face amazon's picture indicates single minutes marked off--this is not what I got nor what Bulova shows on its website for this watch. I only wish the minute dial was marked off in single minutes. I don't use the chronograph often and then usually to count off less than one minute. So, for me the watch is worth 4 stars. For some; that won't be the case.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 9, 2015
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I absolutely love this watch. So much so, that I was undeterred when I had one watch sent used (sold as new from Teely's) and another sent to me with a manufacturers defect, that I tried again. Crossing my fingers on the third.... But I digress, this watch is large. Men with small wrists need not apply, unless you have some big hands to offset a smaller wrist. I love the Precisionist sweep, it's mesmerizing! Oh and it keeps accurate time too; which is why you'd want a Precisionist, right? I haven't lost a second in the three weeks since owning one. Sure it's too early to test the 10spy year claim, but it should count for something. By and by, this is a beautiful watch, I just wished that the chronograph was situated a little differently, so that the 12 and 6 on the face weren't butchered.
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on April 13, 2015
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Get it. It's absolutely perfect. This watch is wonderful and will make an amazing present for anyone. At the time I bought it, I paid $250 so that's a steal. The band is thick, manly, and exomtremly comfortable. The chronograph features are EXTREMELY accurate. The second hand sweeps when it operates as a clock, but once you switch to the stopwatch, it gently ticks. Although the 6 and 12 o clock position are replaced with a stopwatch, I love that block still begins to Wilhite the numbers for the time.

The only thing I would change you to have the face of the watch illuminate at night. This watch will not glow in the dark. If you're on the fence about this, believe me when I say get it. You won't be disappointed.
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on March 29, 2015
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Well built and weighty. It has 2 different sized removable links that each individual will need to tweek for a comfortable fit.
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on July 10, 2014
very large, handsome, accurate watch. enjoy it very much. my second precisionist watch. the other is the titanium champlain.
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on December 27, 2014
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this puppy is huge and heavy.. just as I was hoping for. easy to read and seems sturdy and well built. and is as advertised
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 24, 2015
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I bought this watch as a gift for my boyfriend upon his admission to the bar. It looks stunning on him, and comes off as far more expensive than it actually is (believe me, my daily watch is a Cartier).
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 7, 2015
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Couldn't be happier with this watch. Got it for way cheaper on Amazon than the $699 retail, but I can see how people would see this watch in a shop and pay the retail price. It's big, heavy, high-quality, and DAYUM the chronometer is awesome as heck. It looks fantastic and professional.

I'm hesitant with watches on amazon because it's hit or miss...I'm very, very picky. This watch is a 10/10 knockout and I am EXTREMELY impressed with this Precisionist series. Nice work Bulova you won me over.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on February 14, 2014
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The watch was exactly what I expiated, not taking away that I saw it on Macy's store in december for the tag price so was good to hold myself and get this excellent deal, definitely will get another one from this seller too!!! Ask me what time it is? :0)
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on June 27, 2014
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I was looking for a really nice watch and bumped into this Bulova Precisionist by accident as I was looking for a watch for my wife at Zales. This watch caught my eye as it had a big face which is exactly what I wanted. I am 5'11" and 200lbs so I needed a big watch. They were selling this at Zales for $550 and I almost bought it. Its a good thing that I took a deep breath and decided to do my due diligence in canvassing in other stores. As soon as I got home, I checked Amazon and voila! Cheaper and since I have tried it on myself I knew this is the watch I had to have. Delivery and service was great and received all packaged and brand new. No regrets in buying this watch. Its a real eye turner.
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