Quick Facts:

  • A case diameter of 42 mm
  • Built using a 21-jewel configuration
  • Water resistant to a depth of 100’
  • Really awesome price for the quality

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.


  • 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


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


  • No date display
  • Ambiguous dial
  • No hacking movement
  • Doesn’t reserve much power
  • Mineral crystal easily scratched


The Bulova 96A119 Automatic watch is not only beautiful to the eyes, but also suits most wardrobe choices. Its dial might appear complicated from a distance but that’s certainly not the case. The stainless steel bracelet is well polished and is quite comfortable. It’s not a diving watch so you might want to keep it away from the water. Also, you will need to be conscious of the dial window since the mineral crystal protection is sensitive to scratch and similar traumas. However, at its price point, this Bulova wrist watch can be considered as a great purchase.

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