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Bulova Men's 97B13 Black Tortoise Shell Leather Strap Watch
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on December 7, 2008
I like the look of this watch which has nice clean lines with a white face and black roman numerals and hands. The second hand is gold like the case. The case is also fairly thin at about 0.25 inches (0.5 cm).

I did not find the strap too small as indicated in two of the reviews. I must have smaller wrists. I measured the length of the strap from the the buckle to the pre-drilled holes and it should fit wrists with a circumference of 6.75 to 8.25 inches (17.5 cm to 21 cm). There is an additional 0.5 inches (1 cm) in which you could drill your own hole.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on November 8, 2007
I have had this watch for nearly 10 years. Except for a scratch in the crystal, it still looks great. I wear it nearly every day. It has outlasted 4 or 5 bands. I love it and I want another one.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on October 31, 2011
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This is a favorite timepiece. The classic roman numbers on the clean white dial and contrasting black hands make this an all the time watch. I have a Breitling navitimer and a Vacheron, but the Bulova goes everywhere. The calendar is handy on the job. The quartz movement is right on the mark when checked with WWV or the internet site. The leather strap is the right choice for the watch and it completes the classic look and style.

I would buy it again and the price is a value. I like the quartz movt. as it is accurate and does not stop during a long rest. The watchcase is nicely styled with the lugs helping the classic look. The crown is small and causes no skin irratation, the calander is quick set and the gold second hand does not get confused with the minute hand.
It is winner!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on September 9, 2007
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The watch has clean lines and so far appears to keep time accurately. The leather watch strap, however, is quite small. I don't have particularly large wrists, but even when the last(7th)opening is used the band is too tight. With the strap adjusted to the first position, it practically fits my Yorkie - hardly a man sized watch!

Also, the date window is a bit small for those of us whose eyesight is beginning to fade.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on March 7, 2008
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The watch keeps very good time and is nice looking. I only have 2 compaints:

1. The band is quite small. I do not have a large wrist, but the strap is on the last notch. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone with a medium or large wrist.
2. I left 2 messages with the technical department at Bulova to determine if there was a problem or if I could get a larger size. No response.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on March 30, 2012
The face of this watch is very clean and simple, which was what I was looking for. It is dressier than the pictures make it look. The band, however, does look cheap and is a little small. I ended up putting a new band on it and now it looks great. If you are buying this as a business watch, look to spend another $30 on a nice band to put on it. FYI, the band width is 18mm, in case any buyers want to go ahead and order a new strap along with this watch...
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on March 21, 2010
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Clean, simple look, but a hint of elegance with the Roman numerals on the face. Good price too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 1, 2011
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I was impressed by the watch from the pictures and description on the website, and was even more pleased once the watch arrived. The watch has a very unique "hybrid" style, in the sense that it directly compliments the style you would like to pull off. If it is a night out and you need a dressier watch, this watch fits the criteria. If you simply need an everyday watch, it still fits the criteria. My previous watch was also a Bulova - I've had it for over 5 years and the only thing ever needed was a battery replacement.

PROS:
- gorgeous design, unique roman numeral dial markings
- comfortable good quality leather strap
- very light and fairly thin
- displays the date
- amazing price
- the crown is not a nuisance for people who wear the watch on their left hand
- 3 year limited warranty

CONS:
- feels (does not mean it is) relatively "easier" to break compared to my last Bulova, possibly because of the weight difference (this one is about three times lighter)
- the strap may be too small for some people, although it can always be replaced

This watch definitely makes a statement without being too obnoxious and I am satisfied with the product.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on March 22, 2010
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I was very pleased with the watch itself, but I thought that the strap was cheap.
I ended up buying a new strap for it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on May 17, 2013
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Watch is just as advertised and I'm pleased with it. The leather band; however, is too short to be usable. I'll have to spend an additional $20-30 for a longer band.
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