Quick Facts:

  • 46mm diameter, 13.2 mm thick, 25.25mm bracelet width
  • Synthetic sapphire
  • Very good value for the look and quality of the watch
  • Water resistant up to 100 meters (330 ft.)
  • Backed by a 3-year warranty
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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.

Summary

The Bulova Men’s Automatic is a big statement piece, with striking gunmetal grey case and bracelet and a big 46mm diameter. The skeletonized dial and exhibition case back show off the movement and intricate design of this watch, and its rugged, masculine look is eye-catching. This Bulova is a big, distinctive watch with a mesmerizing skeleton face and exhibition case back that is sure to catch the eye and appeal to all classic watch lovers. This is a great watch for collectors and men who enjoy the style and presence of a big, attractive, masculine skeleton watch, at a very attractive price.

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