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    New Arrivals on Website!

    How have I heard nothing about the "Surfboard" reissue?!?

    https://www.bulova.com/us/en/product...d=new-arrivals

    The A-15 Pilot is back up, in what I believe is a new colorway.

    https://www.bulova.com/us/en/product...d=new-arrivals


    If either are your cup of tea, please share pics when they arrive!

    I'm holding out for the electrostatic Accutron reissue.

    Edit: The Surfboard comes in quartz, too.

    https://www.bulova.com/us/en/product...rivals#start=8

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    Re: New Arrivals on Website!

    Citizen's very tight "purse strings" as in advertising budget?
    https://mb.nawcc.org/threads/westfield-watch-company.109201/



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    Thumbs Up Vintage Chronographs

    Also not heard of the Surfboard reissue. Like the vintage size.
    $2,950.00


    Original Surfboard Dial
    Image from Worn & Wound


    Another cool Vintage Bulova/Heuer Autavia Cal. 15 for sale on another forum
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    Re: New Arrivals on Website!

    I recall just before Bulova decided to release the Oceanographer aka Devil Diver, the company ran an online contest to see which Bulova vintage watch would be released. The Oceanographer won but the next in order was The Surfboard. Looks like its time has come.
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    Re: New Arrivals on Website!

    Like the looks of the Surfboard. But my budget will limit me to the quartz version. Which doesn't look bad at all.
    The Now Not-So-Much Diminished WishList: Atticus Pelion ND (pre-order) Precista PRS-3 (upcoming quartz versioin, black); Precista Caribbean (undecided on color); Bulova Lunar Pilot (polished, no date); Yema Navygraf reissue; Casio T200

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    Re: New Arrivals on Website!

    Thank you vintage fan!!!

    There are more models in there:

    Hack watch white dial automatic:

    https://www.bulova.com/us/en/product...rivals#start=3

    Hack watch black dial automatic:

    https://www.bulova.com/us/en/product...rivals#start=1

    PS: Sorry, I did not see their own thread.
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    Re: New Arrivals on Website!

    There are a few more variants of the surfboard design than the three the OP found:

    https://www.bulova.com/us/en/product/98A252.html

    https://www.bulova.com/us/en/product/98A254.html


    Both of those are quartz. No mention of what movement is in it, likely not a 262kHz flavor is my guess since they're not touting what is in there.

    List of $695 seems way out of line for what is likely a run-of-the-mill Miyota quartz chrono. I like what I see but not at that price without a 262kHz movement. Pity, Citizen put a lot of $$ into that technology and right now it seems to be slowly fading away.
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    Re: New Arrivals on Website!

    Quote Originally Posted by tmathes View Post
    There are a few more variants of the surfboard design than the three the OP found:

    https://www.bulova.com/us/en/product/98A252.html

    https://www.bulova.com/us/en/product/98A254.html


    Both of those are quartz. No mention of what movement is in it, likely not a 262kHz flavor is my guess since they're not touting what is in there.

    List of $695 seems way out of line for what is likely a run-of-the-mill Miyota quartz chrono. I like what I see but not at that price without a 262kHz movement. Pity, Citizen put a lot of $$ into that technology and right now it seems to be slowly fading away.
    The 262 would have ruined the dial layout at the least, and not fit in that size case at the worst. Curious that they list 38.5 for the auto and 40.5 for the quartz. The proportions definitely seem different clicking between tabs for the two of them. Perhaps some Moonwatch style stretching took place to accommodate the quartz engine.

    Seeing the 30 minute register on the auto reminds me just how much I hate reading the 60 minute register on my Moonwatch, and this one in quartz looks no better to read.

    Later thoughts: The Chronograph C is $250 off, the Lunar Pilots all $100-$150 off, Oceanographers $160 off, and the Computrons $60-$80 off on Bulova's own website. That $695 won't last and gray market prices or Macy's sales will dip well below that. If it dips to $250 like the Moonwatch has, might be worth it. It's still a 200m chrono in fun colors.
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    Re: New Arrivals on Website!

    Quote Originally Posted by odd_and_vintage_fan View Post
    The 262 would have ruined the dial layout at the least, and not fit in that size case at the worst. Curious that they list 38.5 for the auto and 40.5 for the quartz. The proportions definitely seem different clicking between tabs for the two of them. Perhaps some Moonwatch style stretching took place to accommodate the quartz engine.

    Seeing the 30 minute register on the auto reminds me just how much I hate reading the 60 minute register on my Moonwatch, and this one in quartz looks no better to read.

    Later thoughts: The Chronograph C is $250 off, the Lunar Pilots all $100-$150 off, Oceanographers $160 off, and the Computrons $60-$80 off on Bulova's own website. That $695 won't last and gray market prices or Macy's sales will dip well below that. If it dips to $250 like the Moonwatch has, might be worth it. It's still a 200m chrono in fun colors.
    At $250 I'll bite. And if it's like the Lunar Pilot a lot of pristine used ones for sale at cheapo prices will be out there within the year.

    As for being bulkier if Bulova went with the 262kHz movement, maybe not. While it's not the right form factor in terms of sub-dials for this watch, the Curv movement is not thick nor that big and it's a 262kHz chronograph. Same goes for the now deceased Accutron II chrono, it fit in a 42mm case with no problem.

    Granted those movements don't have the sub-dials located such that they'd be a drop-in for this new surfboard watch but at $700 it doesn't seem that big a stretch to have a 262kHz version of it. After all, Bulova came up with a new movement for the Lunar Pilot and it was introduced for a lower list price than this watch.

    For now I'll just wait for some watch blog/zines reviews before I make a decision to put it on my "gotta have" list

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    I voted for the bullhead and when Bulova announced the “pick a design” winner, I was slightly sad. Still, these look nice enough, I guess. I also wonder what the quartz movement will be. Prices will come down, probably.

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