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    Caravelle skeleton

    I wanted an affordable skeleton, but sometimes they are just too gaudy. I came across this 45A121 "Arnold" Caravelle New York by Bulova on sale and had some coupon codes to get it for $100. I got a Crown & Buckle premium NATO strap for it and while it's not my favorite from my collection, I like it a lot. The black case could be matte instead of shiny, but since the face is matte black, it's got contrast and the second hand is red tipped. The skeleton face is still visible but toned down by the NYC pattern that's supposed to be reminiscent of a Subway token. The black / gray PVD coated NATO strap makes it a little less dressy as it came on a matching gun-metal clasp bracelet that wasn't of the highest quality. It looks like it runs on a hacking Chinese "Sea-Gull" TY2807 which is supposed to be fairly reliable. The finishing seems decent as Caravelle / Bulova probably have higher quality control than other fashion watch brands.

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    Re: Caravelle skeleton

    Is that what that movement is?
    I've seen a million skeleton watches with that exact movement and could never pinpoint what it is.
    That doesn't look half bad. Looks like there are lume pips on it?
    Do they work?
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    Re: Caravelle skeleton

    Industrial milling/machining is the death of any skeleton. However, if you want to keep it inexpensive there is not other way, unfortunately.

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    Re: Caravelle skeleton

    If would have been better had they made the dial completely skeletonized. You'd see the movement a lot more clearly, IMO.

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    Re: Caravelle skeleton

    That is one of the better affordable skeletons I have seen
    Do something exceptionally mediocre today

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    Re: Caravelle skeleton

    Pretty decent Skelton for the price.

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    Re: Caravelle skeleton

    Lume pips do work. Not the brightest or longest, but functional.
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