|Price:||$289.99 & FREE Shipping|
- 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 (View shipping rates and policies)
- 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.
I also made a small change to the dial, and colored the white markers black, because, to me, they looked a bit too bright. (permanent marker, no special paint).
Looks great for casual wear, smooth sweep of the second hand, and accurate as it can get. Whats not to like!
Feb 25 Update.
Accurate to the second. It had drifted 1 second ahead, but slowed down just a tad. now spot on with the Ft. Collins clock.
April 1 update: Still spot on with the Ft Collins Atomic clock. Phenomenal.
It is also a heavy watch, so you need a larger wrist and arm to get away with wearing it. The Bulova Precisionist series of watches are quite possibly the best bang for your buck watches out there. Beautiful, well made, get complements all the time, low cost, tough, and great value.
Highly Highly Recommend.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This isn't a long-term review as I just picked this up yesterday from a department store. I couldn't pass it up as I was able to get it for only $140! Read morePublished 2 days ago by Dan
This watch is bulletproof! I wear it everyday and am complemented on it frequently. This is THE nicest watch you can buy in this price range!Published 1 month ago by josh bouwkamp
Gift for my fiance who wears it nearly every day. He loves it and so do I.Published 4 months ago by Customer 333
I got lucky and found this watch at a local pawn shop (I happened to meet the previous owner and he wanted it to go to someone who'd appreciate it... hence me lolol).. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Shawn W
Bought this for $180 at Costco. Magnificent modern watch, accurate, sleek, sexy and comfortable. Notched a star because it's different to read the hands. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Christian Valdez
Water resistance = none. I did a workout wearing this watch and now it is permanently foggy. Second precisionist watch that is junkPublished 6 months 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 6 months ago by HARLEY