Is there a perfect watch, that would satisfy every single person on Earth? No, there isn’t. But is there a watch that could fulfill most people’s needs, and in the meantime, looks stylish and cool on almost every person? Yes, and those watches are manufactured by Bulova, an American company founded in 1875 by Joseph Bulova. Ever since they provide quality timepieces and hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers verify that. In this Bulova watches review, we’ll showcase the best timepieces and as always, we’ll miss out the ones we don’t recommend purchasing.
We hope this review will help you find the best Bulova watch that suits your style and taste. We know that when a customer is facing multiple options and a wide variety of products, it’s hard to choose the perfect timepiece. By providing our visitors an honest guide, we truly believe that you’ll have every information about the Bulova watches in question and will make the right decision.
#1 – Bulova Precisionist 96B175
Brilliant and advanced time-telling machine. The case is stainless steel and a bit bulky first, but don’t be fooled, it fits perfectly on most wrists and looks manly. The curve crystal is durable and helps you keep your timepiece in perfect condition. The yellow colored second hand ticks continuously and helps to keep time efficiently. According to Bulova, this is one of the most accurate watches ever made. It loses approximately 10 seconds per year, which is brilliant and proves the accuracy of this masterpiece. The colors (blue, silver, black) on the dial are presenting a combination of elegance and perfectionism. The chronograph measurement of 1/1,000-seconds ensures precise timing. This timepiece is water-resistant up to 300 meters and has a calendar view.
Why is it the first on our list?
→ It is an incredibly brilliant watch in terms of accuracy and keeping time. Precision at its finest.
→ The design expresses superiority, this huge timepiece will impress everyone around you. Simply a beast!
→ The perpetual second hand is beautiful to watch in motion, it almost demands attention.
→ This timepiece is durable, withstand drops and water, and will surely stay on your wrist for a long time.
→ Suits all styles and every outfit from casual to elegant.
#2 – Bulova 98B104
The first impression when you look at this watch is that you want to have it on your wrist. Right at that moment, you notice the rose-gold stainless steel case and the black rubber strap and realize the perfect combination of black and gold. Every detail, every edge, and every reflection are right on point. The band is soft, comfortable and water-resistant. The dial is black and fits well with rose gold roman numerals and hands. The watch goes well with all kinds of outfits and suits all occasions. On the dial, there’s a date window at 4 o’clock, with rose-gold borders, and it fits in the bigger picture flawlessly. In terms of durability, this timepiece performed well; tiny scratches on the side after 10 months of intensive testing, but nothing noticeable. It also withstands splashes of water or rain, but don’t go swimming with this beauty on your wrist.
#3 – Bulova 96C105
Most of the Bulova watches are designed for everyday wear, and this timepiece is not an exception. The design is clean and modern, somehow minimalist. The stainless steel case with the mineral dial window and the black dial fit together well. This watch has 3 sub-dials showcasing the date and day as well. All hands – including the second hand – are silver, and are easy to read on the black background. The Japanese quartz movement ensures accuracy and precision. The Bulova 96C105 is water resistant to 30 meters, meaning it can withstand splashes of water, but not even suitable for recreational swimming. Overall, it is a sophisticated, elegant and classy watch with a modern dial and an impressive look.
#4 – Bulova Precisionist 96B158
Firstly, we feel important to state that pictures do not do this watch justice. This is such a well-designed and clean watch. But design is not the only strong area of this timepiece; it is very accurate. Being part of the Precisionist collection, the Bulova 96B158 also got the three-prong quartz crystal movement, which only loses circa 10 seconds in a year. Fantastic, isn’t it? Furthermore, this version got a pretty comfortable black leather strap, which is a bit too flat, and not the best quality strap we’ve ever seen, but can easily be replaced anytime. It also has a continuously sweeping second hand and date window at 3 o’clock. Overall, this is a very neat and modern watch with just one minor fault. If you fancy the design and brilliant accuracy, look no further!
#5 – Bulova 98H51
Most noteworthy, this timepiece is a bit different from what we’ve seen so far on this list, but it is here for a reason. This watch has the Bulova quality that everyone’s used to, but it has a classic, almost vintage design that fits elegant attire perfectly well. This is why the Bulova 98H51 is so popular and one of the best-selling Bulova watches nowadays. This time, the genuine leather strap is comfortable and fits perfectly. Some people like the design of the strap, while some replace it, it’s utterly up to the owner. The case and the hands are rose-gold and work beautifully with the white dial. The date window is located at 3 o’clock, and it is the only additional piece on the dial, so overall, the face is clean and simple. This watch got the Japanese quartz movement and is water resistant to 30 meters. There’s nothing else to say except that it’s a nice vintage looking watch that goes well with casual outfits as well.
#6 – Bulova Precisionist 98B180
So much detail packed into this watch, it is an eye-catcher indeed! We notice the Precisionist collection’s quality when it comes to accuracy. This watch loses around 10 seconds per year, so it is unbelievably accurate. One of the world’s most accurate movements it is. This watch also has a continuously sweeping red second hand as well as luminous hour and minute hands. Also, on the dial, there’s a curved calendar window at 3 o’clock. The stainless steel case and bracelet is elegant and beautiful. It is water resistant to 300 meters, so you can wear it for even recreational swimming or scuba diving. This version got a curved mineral crystal display, which is quite durable. This timepiece is a real conversation starter, we loved it!
#7 – Bulova Moon Watch 96B251
Dave Scott, an astronaut who landed on the moon during the Apollo 15 mission, worn a watch made by Bulova. The Moon Watch 96B251 is a remake of that watch, updated with Bulova’s high-performance quartz movement for improved accuracy and quality. The timepiece has a stainless steel case in silver-tone finish, sapphire glass display and black dial with 3 sub-dials. The watch comes with the black leather strap, which is comfortable to wear. It is water-resistant up to 50 meters, so it can withstand splashes of water, but don’t attempt to swim while wearing it on your wrist! A super cool watch with a story to tell!
#8 – Bulova Precisionist 96B131
Repeating ourselves is kind of boring, but what can you do when all Bulova Precisionist watches are masterpieces. It won’t come as a surprise that this timepiece got the Precisionist movement, one of the most accurate movements of the world. Also, the stainless steel case and bracelet make this watch look manly and elegant. The face is very nice, the color combination is eye-catching. The bracelet is high quality and comfortable, fits on any wrist flawlessly. The continuously moving second hand is spectacular. It is also water-resistant up to 300 meters, so you can go scuba-diving with this watch on. As we said, we hate repeating ourselves, but this is an incredibly good timepiece, recommended.
#9 – Bulova 98B203
This watch reminded me of an Omega timepiece first, and in a good way. I like the appearance of an Omega watch, so the moment after I set my eyes on this timepiece I started loving the design of it. There is something special, maybe its simplicity, which leads others to believe it’s not a $100 watch. The dirty details are the following: stainless steel case and bracelet, notched black bezel, Japanese quartz movement, protective mineral crystal dial window and water resistance up to 100m. We really liked this watch, and the only reason it’s 9th on our list is that the black bezel scratches pretty easily, and that could ruin the overall look of the timepiece. Otherwise, it is a watch that could pass for five times its price.
#10 – Bulova Precisionist 98B212
Last, but not least, another Precisionist watch. Details about how it is one of the most accurate watches are getting boring by now, so we’ll just skip to the part where we appreciate the design. The red smoothly sweeping second hand is in focus as it passes all 3 sub-dials on the face of the watch. It is a truly remarkable timepiece, which also functions as a diving watch (recreational only). It looks spectacular and has every feature you’d probably wish for. If you like the design, don’t hesitate!
We’ve come to the end of our list. We hope that after reading our Bulova watches review, you have a clear picture and an idea of which timepiece suits you the most. We’d advise you to consider your wardrobe, your leisure time activities, your hobbies and needs before you commit to a watch. We hope you found this review useful, and we hope you can find the watch of your dreams soon! We wish you a happy hunting!