• Men’s Bulova 96A144 Series 160 Automatic

    Another Bulova watch on this list is the 96A144 mechanical watch. Its classical look appears punctured by a skeletal aperture on dial surface. It has an appearance capable of eliciting pleasant compliments. At just under $300, the Bulova 96A144 can be considered as an affordable mechanical watch. This review should provide you with sufficient insight on this mechanical timepiece. You can check it out through the link above.

    Features

    • White dial
    • Legible markers
    • Blue colored seconds hand while the others are silver colored
    • Skeletal sub-dial at the 7 o’clock position
    • Stainless steel case
    • Leather strap
    • Japanese ETA automatic movement
    • Case thickness is about 13 mm
    • Self-winding
    • Case diameter is about 38 mm
    • Immobile stainless steel bezel
    • Mineral crystal window construction
    • Deployment clasp
    • Bandwidth of 22 mm
    • Luminous hands
    • 21-jewel movement
    • Analog display
    • Enlarged Roman numerals at the 3, 6, 9, and 12 o’clock positions
    • Case is Tonneau shaped

    Pros

    • Water resistant to a depth of 99’
    • Luminous hands
    • Graceful movement of the seconds hand
    • Legible markers
    • Sufficient reserved power
    • The skeletal aperture and the enlarged Roman numerals within the dial enhances the appeal of the watch

    Cons

    • Poor dial window protection
    • Generic manual
  • Men’s Bulova 98A179 Automatic Collection

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    York, and has a history of innovation and quality in timepieces. The 98A179 is from their Classic Automatic line, with a casual, fashionable, durable style. The case, lugs, and bracelet are made of gunmetal grey ion plated stainless steel, secured with a double press deployant closure. The case measures 46 mm in diameter, and 13.2 mm thick. The open aperture skeleton dial is black with silver accents, protected by a synthetic sapphire dial window for durability. The three hand analog display has automatic quartz movement, and can keep time for up to 40 hours with no motion. It has an exhibition case back, and is water resistant to 30 meters (330 ft.). This watch is backed by a limited 3-year warranty from Bulova.

    Features

    • Type and power reserve: Automatic watch with up to 40 hours reserve power
    • Case: Gunmetal grey ion plated stainless steel with exhibition case back that reveals the rotor motion of the automatic watch.
    • Bracelet: Gunmetal grey ion plated stainless steel with double press deployant closure
    • Crystal: Synthetic sapphire
    • Dimensions: 46mm diameter, 13.2 mm thick, 25.25mm bracelet width
    • Display: Chronograph functionality with date display window and minute track.
    • Movement: Skeleton automatic movement with 21 jewels
    • Dial: Open aperture skeleton black dial with silver tone accents and a black inner dial ring. As with all Bulova’s, the dial is highlighted with statement-sized Roman numerals.
    • Luminescence: Luminescent indices and hour markers
    • Water resistance: Water resistant up to 100 meters (330 ft.)

    Pros

    • The open aperture black dial with silver accents is handsome and sporty
    • Comes attractively packaged
    • Very good value for the look and quality of the watch
    • Backed by a 3-year warranty

    Cons

    • The design of the indices and placement of luminosity can make it difficult to read in low light
    • Often does not reserve power for a full 40 hours
    • Sometimes the second hand moves unintentionally when you set the time, which can bother those who prefer precision
    • It’s fairly heavy, but some men prefer the more solid feel of a heavier watch.
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  • Men’s Bulova AccutronAutomatic 64C104 Gemini

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    If you are searching for an absolutely beautiful automatic watch, the Bulova Men's 64C104 Gemini Watch is, in our opinion, one of the best automatic watches for under $1,000 on the market right now. This is true for many different reasons, the least of which is that it looks extremely elegant.

    This is the kind of watch that you could wear to impress a date, a boss, or anybody in between. Bulova is a big-time brand name in the world of wrist watches and they never fail to deliver high-quality products, as evidence by this Bulova Men's 64C104 Gemini Watch.

    The plethora of neat features which the Bulova Men's 64C104 Gemini Watch brings to the table will need to be discussed in further detail. This automatic watch does not need any winding; the movement from your arm is more than enough to power it, a big convenience factor.

    Another impressive aspect here is the great accuracy at which the Bulova Men's 64C104 Gemini Watch tells time. It uses a special timing mechanism that is much more efficient and accurate than quartz. Besides that, the Bulova Men's 64C104 Gemini Watch is a very good looking and durable watch. Not only is it built to look nice, but to last for many years to come as well.

    Features

    • 12-hour chronograph function
    • Precise to within 1/1000th of a second
    • Much more accurate than quartz
    • Stainless steel bracelet and housing
    • Secure clasp clip
    • Leather band
    • Curved mineral crystal watch face
    • Multiple layer carbon fiber dial
    • Luminous markers and hands
    • Water resistant to 300 meters
    • Screw back and screw down crown
    • Exhibition back
    • 60 second, 30 minute, and 12 hour sub dials
    • Displays day and date

    Pros

    • Extreme accuracy – to within seconds in a year
    • Very durable – stainless steel and waterproof
    • Rugged leather band
    • Very secure and easy to maneuver clasp
    • Displays time, day, date, in various ways
    • Luminous hands and markers for very easy reading
    • Extremely stylish and elegant design
    • Comes with a nice padded box

    Cons

    • Very large
    • Bulky
    • heavy
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  • Men’s Bulova w/ Open Heart Stainless Steel Automatic

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    Produced by Bulova, a reputable manufacturer of watches, the 96A119 is a combination of automatic and mechanical movement. It is priced at far below the $500 mark, establishing a value-for-money claim among watch enthusiasts. The design of the 96A119automatic watch is one which might appear loud to a lot of people, though this isn’t quite true. There have been a lot of positive reports about this watch, but a more in-depth review wouldn’t be out of place.

    Features

    • Black colored face
    • Luminous hands
    • The dial is quite bold
    • Mineral crystal protection
    • A case diameter of 42 mm
    • Case thickness of 11 mm
    • Stainless steel band
    • Deployment clasp
    • Automatic movement
    • Self-winding
    • Built using a 21-jewel configuration
    • Mineral crystal protection makes the case back transparent
    • Two smaller dials on the face—one delivers a 24-hour time display while the other measures time in seconds

    Pros

    • Classy look
    • Water resistant to a depth of 100’
    • Automatic movement
    • Large face
    • Contrasting dial background making it easy to read
    • Self-winding

    Cons

    • No date display
    • Ambiguous dial
    • No hacking movement
    • Doesn’t reserve much power
    • Mineral crystal easily scratched
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  • Bulova BVA Series Dual Aperture Dial

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    To complete this list is another watch from the Bulova brand. The 96A118 is an elegant watch with a catchy dial appearance just like the self-winding mechanical watch from Bulova. To help you make a more informed decision about this watch, we have provided a critical review of the 96A118.

    Features

    • Luminous dial hands
    • Mineral crystal window construction
    • White colored
    • Indigo-blue colored dial hands
    • Analog display
    • Marks on the dial are indicated by Roman numerals
    • The mineral crystal has a domed appearance over the face
    • The case diameter is about 42 mm
    • The thickness of the case is about 11.2 mm
    • It has a 21-jewel movement
    • Hand winding the watching is possible
    • Double clasp
    • The dial of this watch has two sub-dials; one measures the time in seconds, the other indicates a 24-hour display
    • It has a crown located on the side of the watch
    • Partial skeleton sub-dial which allows you to see through to the jewel components

    Pros

    • Sensational appearance
    • Bracelet is lightweight with no discomfort all day
    • Automatic winding
    • Decent clasp
    • Quality stainless steel bracelet
    • The contrast between the silver dial and the indigo blue color of the hands of the watch makes it easy to read the time

    Cons

    • Pins which are supposed to make the bracelet firm appear loose
    • The hands of the watch might be luminous, but they don’t radiate enough light in the dark
    • A bit inaccurate
    • The mineral crystal window construction isn’t scratch resistant
    • It doesn’t store enough power, so it requires winding rather often
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  • Men’s Bulova Automatic With Open Heart

    The first automatic watch for under $500 that I will be reviewing today is the Bulova Men’s Leather Strap Watch. It is made by the recognized brand of Bulova and is imported into North America for discerning buyers. It is an affordable automatic watch and you can buy it from the link above.

    Features

    The Bulova Men’s Leather Strap Watch comes with a variety of features to meet all your needs for what you want in a watch. These features include:

    • Strap made from real leather
    • Closes with a buckle
    • Measures 40 mm high
    • It is a round circular watch finished in black
    • The dial is also black and the sub-dial is off center and you can see through it
    • The case measures 13.5 mm and it made from stainless steel
    • The dial window is made of mineral
    • There are 21 jewels around the circle that allow movement that is automatic
    • Analog display

    Pros

    • Beautiful look
    • The black look is classy and striking
    • Nicely built
    • Can illuminate in the dark, works great
    • Very comfortable to wear
    • The face of the watch is large so easy to see

    Cons

    • Takes some time to break in the leather strap
    • There is no day of the month on the analog display
    • Will stop after a couple of days if just sitting because there is a winding mechanism

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