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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.


  • 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


  • 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


  • Poor dial window protection
  • Generic manual


The 96A144 mechanical watch has a great look. While it might be worth considering for anyone with a small wrist, it’s not perfect due to the size of the case. The sensitivity of the dial window construction negates the value of this watch. However, at under $500 the Bulova 96A144 mechanical watch still represents immense value.


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