- Men's Precisionist strap watch brown dial
- Curved mineral crystal with silver metalized rim; Polished beveled alpha hands with white luminous fill
- Stainless steel case and brown leather strap
- Water resistant to 99 feet (30 M): withstands rain and splashes of water, but not showering or submersion
Bulova, Precisionist Claremont, Men's Watch, Stainless Steel Case, Leather Strap, Japanese Quartz (Battery-Powered), 96B128
From the Precisionist Claremont Collection, this Bulova is the world's most accurate watch with a continuously sweeping second hand. Dressed in stainless steel, this luxurious timepiece boasts a curved crystal, multiple-layer brown and silver dial, continuously sweeping second hand, luminous hands, calendar, padded and stitched brown leather strap, and water resistance to 30 meters.
Summary of Features
• Precisionist Movement
• Water resistance: 30m/100ft (3 ATM)
• Curved Case
• Calendar Window
• Stainless Steel Case
• Brown Leather Strap
Precisionist TechnologyWith Precisionist, Bulova has added a third prong to a standard two prong quartz crystal creating a torsional resonator. This innovation results in eight times the vibration frequency of a traditional quartz watch resulting in the most accurate watch with a continuously sweeping second hand. The aesthetic movement of the second hand becomes the symbol to the consumer of Bulova Precisionist and signals a watch with accuracy so exceptional, you can see it. The technology is accurate to 10 seconds per year as compared to most other quartz watches, which are accurate to fifteen seconds per month.
In 1875, Joseph Bulova, a 23-year-old immigrant from Bohemia, set up shop in New York City and a legendary American watch brand was born. Since that time, 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 and ladies’ wristwatches (1919 and 1924). To ensure the utmost in precision, in 1920, Bulova even established its own observatory – located atop its New York skyscraper. With the 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, this dedication to creativity continues, with Bulova the only brand to offer three distinct timekeeping technologies – quartz, mechanical and Precisionist. One of the world’s most recognized brands, Bulova continues to maintain its position at the forefront of the timekeeping industry, upholding an extraordinary heritage of achievement in design, style and technology as it expands to meet the needs of a diverse global audience.
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 5.9 x 5.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
- ASIN: B003P1QDL6
- Item model number: 96B128
- 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||42.2 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||12.2 millimeters|
|Band length||Men's Standard|
|Band width||22 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Special features||Shock resistant, Water Resistant|
|Water resistant depth||99 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
I look at a watch as two things: a mechanical time piece and a piece of art.
As a mechanical time piece, the Bulova Precisionist line claims to be accurate within 10 seconds a year. A normal watch is accurate within 15 seconds a month. I wanted to wait a few months before reviewing the watch, because I wanted to verify Bulova's claim. So far I detect no differences in its accuracy from month to month. What makes the watch so accurate? The crystal in this watch vibrates 8 times faster than normal, which means the second hand never stops! If you look at a normal watch, the second hand stops after it "ticks" each second. On the Precisionist watch, the seconds hand never stops--it is a continuously sweeping seconds hand. It is fascinating to watch the seconds hand move, or flow, while circling the watch. From this perspective, the Bulova Precisionist is a fantastic mechanical time piece, and I believe it will be accurate for a very long time.
On the other hand, a watch's physical appeal is subjective. Like all art, some people will like the appearance and others will not. In my opinion, it is the best looking watch I own. Beyond that, when I look at other watches in display cases in the store, I still think this is one of the best looking watches on the market. Everything about it has a modern "machined" looked, which goes with the theme of precision. The numbers look like stainless steel, set in their own divots, but raised within their confines. Light reflects off of each number differently, so as you rotate your wrist, the numbers appear to shine differently.
Even the inner circle is machined for precision.Read more ›
The 96B128 Claremont is a very good-looking watch when you actually see it. It exudes quality and has just enough heft
that one associates with a quality watch. The sweep second hand sets it apart from other quartz watches.
And it seems to have the same/similar fine movement as the other, mostly more expensive, Precisionist watches in the Bulova line.
The brown color gives the timepiece an unexpected richness. I don't know where you can find a watch this remarkably accurate,
with these looks, and this comfort, at such a low price. It's as if someone made a pricing mistake.
One observation: That nice curved mineral glass display "crystal" gives this watch an elegant look,
but for true nit-pickers, makes the watch face more difficult to read if you look at it at a very acute angle.
This one consideration is not nearly enough to take a rating star away.
Well done Bulova.
I caught him looking at it several times on Amazon. He is a wonderful guy but he's rarely impressed by
status items or fancy things and so gift picking for him is always a challenge. Being an Engineer he was drawn to the Precisionist technology that claimed this watch was accurate to 10 seconds per year, plus
he liked the traditional styling and easy to read dial. I took a chance and ordered this watch and I must say that when it arrived it was even nicer looking than the Amazon photos showed. When my husband opened
this gift he was about as excited as Engineer's get .. which is saying something .. and he loved the watch.
He has worn it now for awhile and he has thanked me for this gift just about every day. He has also tested this watch for the accuracy of the time and it is spot on each time. Hard to impress an Engineer but this
watch has done exactly that. This is a really good looking watch, the brown color of the dial and the brown of the band are really perfect. The husband was not sure he would like a brown watch as all his previous
watches have been either black or silver but now that he has this watch he loves the brown color best.
He has had many compliments on it as well from both male and female co-workers. Great watch - perfect
accuracy and another great buy from Amazon ! Highly recommend this watch !
1. Great styling. Looks great in person
2. Lightweight and easy to wear.
3. No water damage issues. Handles water well
4. Very accurate to date. Now 2 seconds off set time at first wear (After daily use of about 5 weeks)
5. Bang for buck
1. The gator wrist band isn't convincing nor a piece of art. It feels somewhat cheap
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good looking watch, nice weight and feel. Very high quality. I've buying watches for 40 years, this is my first Bulova. Read morePublished 7 months ago by An Innocent Bystander
2 years and it's dead as a doornail. i thought this was a good one.Published 10 months ago by Rev. Lannon Martin
Beautiful watch to use in meetings and work. It is always complimented by co-workersPublished 13 months ago by lvascon
Beautiful. Looks and feels like a much more expensive watch. Completely thrilled with it.Published 14 months ago by Neil Sheppard
This watch was a Christmas gift. It worked for 3 months then stopped. The internal mechanism is flawed and I believe Teely's knows they are shipping lemons, as you cannot return... Read morePublished 17 months ago by MauiBound