Bulova Watches Review
Hey everyone, today I wanted to do a general Bulova watches review. Bulova have, for a long time, been one of my favourite affordable watches brands, I have a few in my personal collection that I absolutely love. And for that reason, I’ve featured them a huge amount throughout the site.
In this article I’ll be:
- Introducing you to the history of Bulova watches
- Giving my opinion on the age old question of ‘are Bulova watches any good?’
- linking you to some of my favourite Bulova watches reviewed in the past
- Showcasing some of my favourite Bulova list posts
- Linking to the best places to buy Bulova watches online
I hope you enjoy having a read through this snapshot of the Bulova brand, there’s plenty of extra reading to be had after.
A Brief History Of Bulova Watches
Bulova was originally founded by Joseph Bulova back in 1875 as the J.Bulova Company. Joseph Bulova was an immigrant from Bohemia who lived from 1851 – 1936. The company was reincorporated under the name Bulova Watch Company in 1923 before becoming part of the Loews Corporation in 1979. It was finally sold to Citizen in 2007 where it still stands. Citizen are of course one of the largest watch corporations in the world.
Bulova grew to become a world renowned watch company by 1923. They produced the first advertisement that was broadcast on radio in 1926, a simple announcement heard by millions of Americans at the time ‘At the tone, it’s eight o’clock, Bulova Watch Time’. They had another first for advertising too, the first official television commercial, on July 1, 1941. It was before a baseball game between Philadelphia Phillies and Brooklyn Dodgers and was aired on New York station WNBT (now known as WNBC).
Are Bulova Watches Any Good?
This question of ‘are a certain brand of watches any good?’ gets thrown around a lot. Honestly, a lot of it comes down to what you’re after in a watch, and what suits your style. As a brand on the whole, I’d have to say Bulova watches are very good. They have a huge selection of watches available in a variety of styles that I feel honestly offers very good value for money.
Best Bulova Watches
Bulova has a selection of watch collections that are well worth checking out.
- Accutron II
- Marine Star
- Accu Swiss / Accutron
- Caravelle / Caravelle New York
To give you an idea of just how smooth the second hand is, it’s smoother than a high beat automatic watch such as the Rolex Submariner, or the Seiko Hi-Beat 36000.
- Bulova: 16 beats per second (57,600 bph)
- Rolex Submariner: 8 beats per second (28,800 bph)
- Seiko Hi-Beat: 10 beats per second (36,000 bph)
When you compare it to these high end luxury watches, the Bulova Precisionist series can really stand proud.
Where To Buy Bulova Watches
I’ve always preferred sticking to recommending websites where I’ve actually purchased watches from in the past. That’s why I like to stick to my two favourites, who offer a huge selection of Bulova watches, as well as having some great prices.
There’s a wide selection of men and women’s Bulova watches in a variety of styles so there should be something here suitable for everyone.
Best Bulova Watch Review
Over the last few years I’ve taken a closer look at many Bulova watches, here’s some links to my favourite Bulova watches that I’ve featured on the site.
1. Bulova Special Edition Moonwatch 96B251 review
This is a very popular watch for Bulova, it’s a limited edition remake of their Bulova Moon watch that made history during the Apollo 15 mission on August 2, 1971 when it was worn on the moon. I suggest reading my full Bulova 96B251 review if you like the look of this one.
2. Bulova 96R19 Women’s Watch Review
Now I don’t often feature many women’s watches on this site (something I am looking to change) but this model from Bulova from their Bulova Diamond Collection proved so popular I felt I should feature it. You can read my full Bulova 96R19 review here.
3. Bulova Marine Star 98B203 Review
The bulova Marine star collection focus on dive watches. As such you’ll find some of the best Bulova Dive watches within that series. This was a popular model with a 100m water resistance rating that I enjoyed taking a look at. You can read my full Bulova 98B203 review here.
4. Bulova Precisionist 96B175 review
When it comes to the best luxury Bulova watches, the 96B175 from their Precisionist collection has to be one of my top recommendations. It features the UHF movement I talked about earlier on, has a 300m water resistance rating, and this awesome oversized design. Honestly well worth reading the full Bulova 96B175 review if you like the look of it.
5. Bulova Chronograph Dress Watch 96A175 Review
If you’re after the best cheap Bulova watches, then this chronograph dress style watch, the 96A175 is well worth considering. It’s a neat, smart looking timepiece that’s very affordable and offers good value for money. You can read my full Bulova 96A175 review here.
Thanks for reading
I really appreciate you taking the time to have a read through my Bulova watches review. As always let me know your thoughts in the comment section below. What’s your favourite model, or which collection perhaps?
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