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- The Marine Star from Bulova features a day and date window at 3:00, a navy dial with contrasting white, luminous indices and hands, and a navy bezel that contrasts nicely against its stainless steel design.
- Quality Japanese-quartz movement
- Mineral crystal
- Stainless-steel case
- Water resistant to 660 feet (200 M): suitable for recreational scuba diving
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Outstanding performance and rugged good looks distinguish this masculine-looking watch from Bulova's Marine Star series. The attractive navy blue dial features three-hand function with luminous hands and markers for easy reading in the dark. It also offers a red-tipped sweep second hand and a day/date window at the three o'clock position. The dial is housed in a generous solid steel case and framed by a unidirectional rotating bezel for measuring elapsed time. The bezel has a blue enamel surface with a dive time scale and attractive and coin-edge detailing. The watch presents on a rugged link bracelet of brushed and polished steel fastens with a foldover buckle and safety clasp. Other notable features include precise quartz movement, a screw-down crown, and a scratch-resistant mineral crystal. Water-resistant to 200 meters, this watch is suitable for swimming and recreational scuba diving.
In 1875, a young Czech immigrant named Joseph Bulova set up shop in New York City, and a legendary American watch brand was born. Bulova was trained as a jeweler, and his expertise carried over into his watchmaking career, which began around 1911 with boudoir clocks and pocket watches, and soon evolved to include what was then one of the latest and most fashionable technological innovations: the wristwatch.
Bulova introduced its first line of wristwatches in 1919. The company grew and prospered, and soon early radio and television ads were declaring, "America runs on Bulova time." In the 1950s, continuing its legacy of innovation, Bulova introduced Accutron, the first electronic watch, and the first breakthrough in timekeeping technology in over 300 years. The Accutron timing mechanism was later adapted for use by NASA computers and a Bulova timer was even placed on the moon to control transmissions of data. Bulova timepieces have kept official time aboard Air Force One and have also served as official timepieces for U.S. Olympic teams.
Today, Bulova maintains its tradition of excellence in technology and design, offering a diverse collection of beautiful precision timepieces for every occasion.
- Product Dimensions: 4.6 x 3.5 x 3.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- ASIN: B0007QMBBS
- Item model number: 98C62
- Date first available at Amazon.com: May 15, 2008
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Bulova|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Clasp||Fold-Over Clasp with Safety|
|Case material||Stainless steel|
|Case diameter||41.5 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||10.1 millimeters|
|Band Material||Stainless steel|
|Band width||21 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Calendar||Day and date|
|Special features||Second Hand, Luminous|
|Item weight||8.80 Ounces|
|Water resistant depth||660 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
The only problem I had with it was when I fell of my skateboard so hard that one band popped off and I bent one of the holding pins for the bands. I got the pin replaced (the local watch shop had the correct size pin in stock for $8) and the watch is still working fine. The battery hasn't shown any signs of wearing out. The crystal face is very scratch resistant, but has shown signs of wear after being put in my pocket with my keys. So lesson learned, don't rub it with a metal object on purpose. Even though there are a number of scratches, the face is still very visible. I never had troubles with the rotating bezel, unlike other reviewers, and would feel comfortable adjusting where it is pointing even with dive gloves on. I like that you have to put a little bit of force to turn it, since that stops me from playing with it all the time in meetings.
I used to wear only smaller, lightweight watches and this was my first heavier large watch. It felt different for the first week, but then I got used to it and came to appreciate its size. I have a very skinny bone structure but it looks great on my smallish wrists. I was able to adjust the band size on my own using a needle and a small hammer to pop the individual link pins out and set the new pins. I can't comment on timing accuracy since I've had to adjust the watch multiple times in a year to account for changing time zones.
However, there are some issues. After the first six months, the clasp begins to become a bit loose - not to the extent that it is bothersome, but rather to the end that it feels just slightly less secure on the wrist. In addition to this, the two curved band links (the ones situated closest to the actual watch itself) are not of great quality, and have broken loose from simply clapping my hands together on three separate occasions. Getting the fit adjusted to sit more tightly on my wrist seems to have remedied this issue, however know that it could happen.
The last issue is with the hour hand on the watch. Having occurred within the last month and not seeing any reviews mentioning it I'm not sure how likely of an issue this might be, but the hour hand is running about 15-17 minutes slow by my guess. I'll be taking it to get serviced within the next week or so to hopefully fix the problem, however until then I'm going to count it as a negative.
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