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My New Favorite Watch. Very accurate!!!,
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This review is from: Bulova Men's 98B167 CATAMOUNT Sporty dress Watch (Watch)
I love this watch!!! Mine arrived flawless, brand new exactly as pictured here. Some reviewers say the watch is too large, but I don't think so. The big dial makes it easy to see in any type of light from a distance. It is a big watch, but the watch curves in to your wrist at the lugs making it easy to wear, and the dial is clear and easy to read. I have smaller wrists and had to take out 5 links to make it fit. This has the divers extension to allow it to fit over a diving suit, and it has 3 micro adjustments allowing a custom fit to your wrist, or for adjusting on hot days if your wrist swells in the summer. The watch has a screw-down crown and screw down case back for better water sealing. Make sure the case back and crown is very tight before you plan on putting it in water. It's 1,000ft water resistant so if the crown and back is tight, it shouldn't leak any water. The locking bezel is nice. I use it as a timer by turning it to the minutes hand.
I've had this watch for just a day now, and the seconds hand is exactly accurate from how I set it yesterday. Bulova says it should be accurate to within 10 seconds a year. The watch I got says B2 on the back, which is the date code that it was made. I've read the B1 and B2 watches are more accurate than the first B0 models. Time will tell... I have an automatic watch that's 5 seconds fast a day so I wanted something a bit more accurate, and this suits my need nicely. I love the smooth sweeping second hand. It's a hacking movement which means when you pull out the crown to set the time, the seconds hand will stop. When I unscrew and pull the crown out to the second click and set the time, the hands turn very smoothly like a high end quarts watch should. It has quick set date when you pull the crown out to the first click which is nice. Everything about the watch is quality. It's heavy but not too heavy. The pictures on amazon don't do the watch justice. The dial has a white carbon fiber look to it behind the raised hour markings, and the red seconds hand is neat to watch. The top of the watch case and metal bracelet is brushed stainless steel finished, and the sides of the case and band are mirror smooth finish which reflects the light nicely. When I look at the seconds super close, about an inch away, I can barely tell it ticking at 16 times a second. From just looking at the seconds hand a foot away, it sweeps perfectly smooth.
The metal band is Fold-Over Clasp with Double Push-Button Safety and is super sturdy. It feels like it will never accidentally come off.
I highly recommend this watch for anyone looking for an accurate Bulova Precisionist timepiece. The cheapest I could find it in stores was around 550. amazon has it here for nearly half retail cost. If you don't want a larger, heavy watch, there are other smaller, lighter, and thinner Bulova Precisionist watch models. But this watch has lots of presence and looks super sturdy. A+++++