Bulova Men's 96B132 Precisionist Champlain Charcoal Dial Black Strap Watch
- Men's Precisionist strap watch charcoal grey dial
- Curved mineral crystal; Batons hands with pointed tip, white luminous fill
- Titanium case and black Cordura nylon strap
- Calendar, grey dial with black carbon fiber
- Water-resistant to 984 feet (300 M)
The world’s most accurate watch with a continuously sweeping second hand. Most quartz watches are accurate to within 15 seconds/month. Precisionist is accurate to within 10 seconds/year.
From the Champlain Collection. In titanium with curved crystal, multiple-layer black carbon fiber, gunmetal and charcoal gray dial, continuously sweeping second hand, luminous hands and markers, curved calendar window, 24-hour track, screw-back case, screw-down crown, Cordura ballistic strap and water resistance to 300 meters.
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.
Summary of Features
• Precisionist Movement
• Titanium Case
• Luminous Hands and Markers
• Calendar Window
• Cordura Ballistic Strap
• Water Resistance to 300 meters/990 ft
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: 4.7 x 4.3 x 3.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
- ASIN: B003P1QF2I
- Item model number: 96B132
- 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 diameter||46.5 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||14.4 millimeters|
|Band length||Men's Standard|
|Band width||24 millimeters|
|Special features||Screw down crown, Shock resistant, Water Resistant|
|Water resistant depth||990 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
While it can serve as a "dressy" watch, for me it is a great everyday watch. It has an intriguing gunmetal and carbon fiber face and a curved crystal that is very attractive and masculine. I much prefer metal bands to leather, but the ballistic nylon band on the 96B132 is much more comfortable than either metal or leather. The nylon band, along with the nicely sized titanium case, also helps keep the watch weight down. I have a mix of both mechanical and quartz movement watches in my collection, but I have to say that I love the continuously sweeping second hand of the Bulova Precisionist quartz watches, including this one.
If you're looking for the super over-sized watches prevalent today, the 96B132 isn't for you. If you're looking for a super slim fashion watch, again, the 96B132 isn't for you. However, if you're looking for a moderately sized, masculine, light-weight, everyday watch with some class, then consider the 96B132. It looks like nothing else in my watch collection but has immediately become my favorite.
That screamed refurbished to me, regardless, this watch as well fogged up. Not impressed with this model. I ended up going with 96B175 and before even wearing, I did actually submerge this watch in a large stainless bowl of water filled with a tub of ice cubes and water. I left it set for just over 30 hours. No fogging, everything is fine.
I'm going to keep the watch regardless as I love the styling and I don't think even if I had gotten a replacement that it would be as precise as they say, but still upset about their so called claim.
I love this watch, it is probably the second most expensive in my collection. I wear it to work as Director of Operations....at an AUTO REPAIR SHOP. It is so durable and well made that I cannot stress enough the quality. It is a good size but does not "extend" beyond your wrist circumfrance. (I am 170 lb guy) So...its not huge but it is bigger than a "normal" sports watch.
I purchased this because I wanted to have a very high quality watch that I NEVER take off....ever. I wanted something (to be honest) that was prestigious and classy while not being pretentious. Sure I could say: Look at my Kevlar band, This keeps time within 10 seconds/yr, not 15, The case is pure Titanium....BLAH BLAH.
These are the facts I know and why I love the watch. This is no "Shark Freestyle" (which I sported into my 20's)
MFG warranty is 3 years. This is another reason that it rocks.
Sorry for the typo's. Amazon please add spell check to reviews.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've owned this watch for years and years. I payed a lot more than the Amazon price. The watch has worked perfectly. I have only had one problem with the watch. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chris1
Very good looking watch and accurate, so far I've gotten more compliments on this watch then my tag or movadosPublished 8 months ago by James Canchola
Great watch, love it. Very stylish / casual / classy all at once. Band gets worn out quick, have stringies from the nylon after about a month of frequent use. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Peter C
Excellent Service from this Amazon Seller! Top Rate! Bulova Watch was wonderful and everything I expected. SUPER PRICE! LOVE IT!Published 12 months ago by Steven Clark
watch is great the band is the issue it has started fraying. which is disappointing as the watch is worn about half the week and not while exorcising.Published 15 months ago by irish
Good product, not that big as some reviews says, unless you have really small hands/wrists.
Looks 10/10' fit 10/10
Downsides - strap's inside materials feels cheap,... Read more
This watch is amazing!
Not only is it so acurate, but also it is a watch for all occasions. Besides it's cool look and unique mechanism, this watch is super light. Read more
One of my favorite watches. The sweep is very smooth and elegant. Not too flashy with all the chronographs. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Jimmy N.