The Bulova watch company has been producing a wide assortment of fine timepieces in the United State since 1875. It is one of the longest-running brands in the country and has come to be a favorite brand for many Americans throughout the decades that it has been around. they're known for their accuracy and stylishness with a wide range of different styles and types as well as moderate pricing. Whether you're looking for a casual watch for everyday wear or something that is a little dressier for formal occasions, the brand has something for everyone. Here are the 20 best Bulova watches of all-time for your consideration.
20. Bulova Curv REF #98A185
The Bulova Curve is a watch that represents the first chronograph movement offered with high proprietary quartz technology. The movement beats at 262 kHz vibrational frequency which ensures accurate and precise timekeeping. This model is offered in a highly stylish rose gold-tone stainless steel case with a lovely contrasting black bezel. The markers and hands are a matching rose gold-tone and the case back is an exhibition type that is covered wtih a sapphire crystal glass, both front and back, treated with anti-reflective coating. The rose-gold tone for the hands and markers presents nicely against the black dial. The sapphire glass is curved and the case is a screw-in type, giving this watch water-resistance for up to 30 meters.
19. Bulova Classic REF #98H51
The Bulova Reference 98H51 is a part of the Classic collection. This is an affordable and highly popular model that features a two-tone case that is made of stainless steel material with a thickness of 5.9 mm for a slim profile and all-day comfort. The dial color is white which offers a nice contrast for the applied indexes, hour, and minute markers. It is powered with a quartz-slim movement with a calendar function. It is water-resistant to 30 meters and is covered with a scratch-resistant mineral crystal.
18. Bulova Frank Lloyd Wright
The Frank Lloyd Wright is another top-selling model. This watch offers a vintage appeal for those who are fans of the early days of Aviation in America. The case is made of brass in a silver-tone with a matching dial color that offers a nice contrast against the darker applied hours and minutes markers and hands. The black strap also offers a nice contrast. The movement is a quartz-type that offers 3 hand functions in a 7.5 mm thickness. This watch is resistant to water for up to 30 meters.
17. Bulova Futuro Reference number 98C123
This is the second most popular model within the Bulova Futuro collection. The case is made of stainless steel material and measures 40 mm in diameter with a thickness of 11.1 mm. The dial is blue and the strap is a wonderful matching two-tone that matches the case. It is powered with a quartz-movement with day, date, and 24-hour time functions. The watch is protected with a metalized domed mineral crystal glass and it is water-resistant up to 30 meters.
16. Bulova Futuro Automatic Reference number 98A203
The Automatic is one of the most attractive watches offered in an impressive and aesthetically pleasing gold-tone and black color scheme. This watch features a stainless steel case in black IP with an open aperture and a black dial. It is stylishly contrasted with gold-tone accents. The back of the case is a screw-down type and it comes with a black IP stainless steel bracelet with a double-press deployment closure. the movement is an automatic self-winding type with a 40-hour power reserve.
15. Bulova Octava Reference number 98C126
This is one of the most spectacular and attractive dress watches that Bulova has produced to date. The case is made of stainless steel material that is treated with a gold-tone. It measures 41.7 mm in diameter with a thickness of 9.8 mm and is covered with a mineral crystal. This watch is water-resistant for up to 30 meters. It is powered by a quartz movement with day, date and 24-hour time functions.
14. Bulova Phantom
The Phantom is a dress watch that is suitable for even the dressiest of all formal occasions. The extravagantly styled ladies watch features an embellishment of 582 Swarovski Crystals. The case is made of stainless steel material in a gold-tone and measures 40 mm in diameter and 11.1 mm in thickness. It is powered with a quartz movement wtih calendar and 3 hand functions. This watch is covered with a curved mineral crystal and is water-resistant up to 30 meters. The bracelet is also made of matching stainless steel in gold-tone.
13. Bulova Surveyor
The Surveyor is a chronograph watch that is Heritage inspired. It features a stainless steel case that measures 42 mm in diameter and 12 mm in thickness. It is powered with a quartz-chronograph movement with chronograph, day, and date functions. This watch is water-resistant up to 30 meters and is covered with a domed mineral crystal. The strap is made of leather in a Croco-embossed styling with three-piece buckle closure.
12. Bulova Wilton
The Wilton is a part of the Classic Bulova collection. The case is made of stainless steel in a gold-tone with a white textured dial and applied Roman markers. The case measures 46.5 mm in diameter with a thickness of 12.3 mm. It is powered with a chronograph movement with a six-hand chronograph function, hours, minutes, and seconds, calendar and tachymeter. It is protected with a domed mineral crystal. The strap is made of brown leather with Croco-embossing. This watch is water-resistant up to 30 meters.
11. Bulova Curv Reference number 97A125
This model is a member of the Curv collection and is among the dressiest in the grouping. It features an elegant champagne-colored dial with sophisticated subdials with wonderfully contrasting black indices within the subdials and running along with outer rim of the larger dial. the case is made of gold-tone stainless steel in a diameter of 45 mm with a thickness of 9.7 mm. The movement is a high-performance quartz-type with a chronograph function, hours, minutes, and seconds with a five hand chronograph feature. The bezel is a matching gold-tone in a fixed style with a matching steel bracelet and double-press deployment closure. This watch is water-resistant up to 30 meters.
10. Bulova Marine Star
The Morning Star is one of the most eye-catching watches produced by the brand. The rose gold-tone case provides an amazing contrast against the blue dial and matching blue leather strap. The case is made of stainless steel in a rose gold-tone and measures 45 mm in width and 13.45 mm in thickness. It is powered by a three-hand automatic movement that is wonderfully displayed through an open aperture. The functions include automatic, sub-second hand and heartbeat skeleton. The movement is protected by a mineral crystal glass and is water-resistant to 200 meters.
9. Bulova Octava Reference number 98C134
This edition of the Octava is offered in all black. It is adorned with 300 brilliant black-tone Swarovski Crystals on a stainless steel black-tone case that measures 41.5 mm in width and 9.8 mm in thickness. The bracelet is also made of matching black stainless steel. It is powered by a quartz movement with day, date, 24-hour time, hours, minutes, and seconds. The watch is protected with a mineral crystal glass and is water-resistant to 30 meters. Multi-function dress watch boldly embellished with 300 Swarovski® Crystals on the black tone stainless steel case and bracelet with a pave set black dial. Water resistance to 30 meters.
8. Bulova Sutton
The Sutton is another popular model that features a stainless steel case in a silver tone that measures 44 mm in diameter. The dial is a black color with wonderfully contrasting rose-gold toned accents for hours and minutes markers and hands. It is powered by a quartz movement with a six hand chronograph, calendar Big Date, hours, minutes, and seconds functions. The watch is capped with a domed mineral crystal and is water-resistant to 30 meters.
7. Bulova Lunar Pilot
The Lunar pilot was made in celebration of the Apollo 15 mission from August 2, 1971. This watch is a moon pilot chronograph that has been designed especially for lunar conditions by the engineers at Bulova and an example of this model was worn on the moon. This watch features a stainless steel case that is 45 mm in width and 13.5 mm in thickness. It is powered with a high-performance quartz chronograph movement with a calendar function, hours, minutes and seconds. It is covered with a sapphire crystal glass and is water-resistant to 50 meters.
6. Bulova Oceanographer
The Oceanographer features a novel orange dial in a diver watch that features a stainless steel case that measures 40.5 mm in width and 13.6 mm in thickness. This is a divers' watch that is water-resistant up to 200 meters. It is powered by a Swiss-self-winding mechanical type movement with 26 jewels. The case back is a screw-in type with a screw-down crown and a black and white unidirectional bezel. The watch is protected with a double-curved sapphire box crystal. This special edition was strictly limited to a production of just 666 pieces.
5. Bulova Precisionist
The Precisionist is a part of the collection that is known for its precise timekeeping to 1/100th of a second. The watch features a case that measures 46.5 mm in diameter and 17.9 mm in thickness, made of stainless steel material in a chunky styling. The movement is a quartz-chronograph of the proprietary three-prong crystal type with a vibrational frequency of 262 kHz, second chronograph and calendar functions. It is covered with a curved mineral crystal and is water-resistant up to 300 meters.
4. Bulova Aerojet
The Aerojet features a smaller case size of 39 mm in diameter and 12 mm in thickness. This model is a part of the Classic Automatic collection. The case is made of stainless steel in a rose gold-tone crown that is placed at the 2 o'clock position. The aperture is open. It is powered by an automatic heart-beat self-winding movement with a power reserve of 40-hours. The watch is covered with a double-curved mineral box crystal and is water-resistant up to 30 meters.
3. Bulova American Clipper
The American Clipper is a member of the Classic Collection. The latest rendition of this watch features a gold-tone stainless steel case that measures 40 mm in width and an ultra-slim 6.9 mm in depth. It is powered by a quartz slim movement with a calendar function and covered with a mineral crystal. This watch is resistant to water up to 30 meters.
2. Bulova Turnstyle
The TurnStyle is a dressy watch that is suitable for formal occasions with the adornment of 139 hand-set Swarovski crystals on the dial, bezel, and bracelet. The case and bracelet are made of stainless steel with a silver-tone and the bracelet features a deployant closure. The case is a slim 9.2 mm in depth and a smaller 32.5 mm in diameter. It is powered by a quartz movement with 2 hand functions and is protected with a domed mineral crystal. This watch is resistant to water up to 30 meters.
1. Bulova Ribaiyat
The Rubaiyat is one of the most popular elegant luxury watches made by the Bulova brand. It features a 35 mm stainless steel and ceramic case with a slim depth of 8.45 mm. It is embellished with 73 individually hand-set diamonds on the case parenthesis, dial, and lugs. It is powered with a quartz movement with 2 hand functions. This watch is covered with a double-curved sapphire crystal and is water-resistant up to 30 meters.
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