Bulova Men's 98B142 Precisionist Black Stainless Steel Watch With Black Rubber Band
- Made in USA or Imported
- Black ion-plated watch featuring layered texture dial and blue color-pop accents at outer dial and sweeping seconds hand
- 47 mm stainless steel case with mineral dial window
- Japanese quartz movement with analog display
- Ribbed rubber band with buckle closure
- Water resistant to 990 feet (300 M): In general, suitable for scuba diving to a depth of 30 meters for up to 2 hours
Bold and dynamic, the Bulova Men's Precisionist Champlain Black Dial Rubber Strap Watch is a timepiece for the ages. The most accurate watch in the world with a continuously sweeping second hand, the Precisionist delivers 16 ticks per second for a remarkable finish. This exceptional timepiece begins with a prominent 46.5mm black ion-plated stainless steel case with a fixed black bezel and a protected screw-down crown. These elements surround a dramatic black carbon fiber dial, which is protected by a curved mineral crystal and features luminous index hour markers and luminous black hands powered by reliable Japanese quartz movement. The dial also features a date display window at the 3 'o clock position. A textured black rubber bracelet straps this watch to the wrist, while a reliable buckle clasp ensures its secure placement. Finally, this watch boasts water resistance up to 984 feet (300 meters). A classic and bold presence with innovative movement, this watch will impress even the most knowledgeable watch connoisseur.
From the Precisionist Collection. Featuring Bulova’s proprietary Precisionist quartz accuracy, in stainless steel with silver and black ion-plated finish, curved crystal, multiple-layer black carbon fiber, grey and silver dial, red continuously sweeping second hand, luminous hands and markers, curved calendar window, 24-hour track, screw-back case, screw-down crown, double-press fold-over clasp with safety lock, and water resistance to 300 meters.
At the heart of the watch is the Bulova Precisionist-class torsional resonator movement, custom-engineered to provide accuracy to within seconds a year using a three-prong quartz crystal that creates a vibration frequency of 262.144 kHz, the highest of any watch in the world and far greater than that of a standard quartz crystal. In laboratory testing, the Precisionist-class movement has been shown to be three times more accurate than standard quartz. This proprietary manufactured movement, including the signature floating second hand, also offers a resistance to gravitational error that makes it superior in performance to any mechanical watch on the market.
Summary of Features
In 1875, Joseph Bulova, a 23-year-old immigrant, set up shop in New York City and a legendary American watch brand was born. Since then, Bulova has stood proudly in the vanguard of timekeeping innovation, committed to the legacy of creativity and excellence established by its founder.
A pioneering force in the industry, Bulova transformed how watches were worn and how time was perceived, registering over 50 patents as he and his company built a record of creativity including the first full lines of men’s (1919) and ladies’ (1924) wristwatches, the first clock/radio (1928) and the first electric clock (1931). To ensure the utmost in precision, in 1920, Bulova even established its own observatory – located atop its New York skyscraper. With that same spirit of innovation, following World War II, determined “to serve those who served us,” Bulova established The Bulova School of Watchmaking, using new and unique methods to train disabled veterans for positions in the watch and jewelry industry. Then, in 1960, Bulova changed timekeeping forever with the revolutionary Accutron, the world’s first fully electronic watch. An integral component of U.S. space technology, Accutron timing was used on 46 NASA missions, including Apollo XI, the first lunar landing (1969).
Today, as one of the world’s most recognized brands, Bulova has expanded across the globe, with four separate watch brands, Bulova, Bulova AccuSwiss, Bulova Accutron II and Caravelle New York, as well as the award-winning Bulova Clocks.
The signature Bulova brand provides an extensive selection of watches for every occasion, crafted of the finest materials, including 315L surgical grade stainless steel, diamonds, mother-of-pearl, carbon fiber, top-quality leather and Bulova’s proprietary Duramic™ nylon/ceramic composite, and powered by Precisionist-class quartz, automatic and quartz movements. An industry leader in diamond watch styling, with the new Diamond Gallery offering exquisite designs in stainless steel with sapphire crystals, Bulova is also known for Precisionist, featuring Bulova’s proprietary Precisionist-class quartz torsional resonator movement for accuracy to within seconds per year, the Marine Star collection, combining high-performance sports timekeeping with superior durability and water resistance to a minimum of 100 meters, and a comprehensive selection of classic styles, each with a three-year limited warranty.
- Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 3.4 x 3.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- ASIN: B003P1MX3I
- Item model number: 98B142
- Date first available at Amazon.com: January 1, 2009
- Domestic Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Bulova|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case material||Stainless steel|
|Case diameter||47 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||14 millimeters|
|Band length||Men's Standard|
|Band width||24 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Special features||Screw down crown, Shock resistant, Water Resistant|
|Item weight||9.60 Ounces|
|Water resistant depth||990 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
Bulova pulled off a great look with the Precisionist. I've a smaller wrist and most
watches tend to look like wall clocks on my wrist, the Bulova sits quite well and features
a curved glass, breaking the large size appearance.
The reason I've not given this watch a 5 star review is as follows;
Three times I've had the watch fog up, only to take hours before the glass was clear.
Keep in mind, i'm not swimming in this watch (rated to 300 Meters). I'm taking it off prior to
a shower. I'm not sure if I've received a bad watch or if it's a constant.
Still for the money, it's a great watch at a great price. I still wear this watch often, and will likely continue to.
Follow-up: Now that it's turning winter, I have been going outside and the watch does indeed fog up some. It's minor, but annoying to me, as I am a perfectionist; thus, the "precisionist" is not quite for me...pun intended. I'm returning it and getting a Citizen eco drive. They have one in all black that keeps the time for the next 100 years or something like that.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Water resistance = none. I did a workout wearing this watch and now it is permanently foggy. Second precisionist watch that is junkPublished 13 days ago by Jason M. Hare
love my BULOVA 98B142.ITS MY SECOND ONE DIFFERENT STYLE ,BUT JUST AS NICE ! VERY PLEASED WITH MY ORDER.Published 14 days ago by HARLEY
Love this watch. My husband says it's comfy and the look he wanted.Published 1 month ago by Andrea Pizarro
Second purchase. My son kept 'eyeing' mine. Got him one for his birthday, $100 less than what I paid last year, great looking watch - love the sweeping second hand...smooth.Published 2 months ago by The Riz
Had the watch few weeks now, and I honestly love it. Just recently got in to watches so I'm learning lots of stuff on what makes a good watch. Read morePublished 4 months ago by M. Arteaga
Just love this watch. It's just so darn good looking. I know it has great features, and keeps astoundingly good time, but I bought it for the look of it, and I'm not... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Len Magnus
I needed a beater watch and have long been intrigued by the Bulova brand who have somehow managed to produce a low cost quartz watch with a sweeping seconds hand. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Chris Healey
Beautiful watch, I totally love it, look great on my wrist, perfect size. I always receive compliments.Published 5 months ago by Rodrigo O.