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    Re: Is Bulova a good brand?

    I got my girlfriend a nice Accutron quartz chrono for Christmas last year. It is Swiss Made with a domed sapphire crystal, MOP/guilloche dial and diamond hour markers. It had an MSRP of around $900 but I got a great deal on it from WoW. Bulova is a solid brand with a long history of making nice, solid watches, but to me, I think the Accutron line currently has better designs overall.
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    Re: Is Bulova a good brand?

    I have two Accutron's at the moment. A VX-200 Diver, and a 26B59 Chrono.





    Both of these watches are an incredable value for the the price. I paid $250 for the VX-200 (Automatic ETA Movement) and $200 for the Chrono.

    Both sapphire crystal, 200 WR, and built like a tank solid!

    Anyways, the more watches I see from Accutron, the more I can't get over what a great watch you are getting for the price.

    I went to a local Mall and they had the 26B59 Chrono on sale for 30% off and it was still over $700can, I think retail was something like $1,100. (Not that retail prices mean too much, but still!)

    I find it hard to beat the quality, look, feel, and reputation of the higher end Accutrons!

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    Re: Is Bulova a good brand?

    Quote Originally Posted by skoochy View Post
    Dunno either...

    In Vegas you pretty much can't buy a watch (Timex, Armitron, Patek, Panerai, Rolex, whatever) unless it is at the mall.
    I think you guys are reading way too far into his comment, or just looking for something to hammer on. The point isn't that the mall sells bad watches, or that you could never get a fine watch at a shopping mall, he's using the term "mall watches" to indicate a stereotypical type of watch and type of buyer...those being mass-produced, nothing special, and fashion-oriented. No reason to take it so extremely literally.
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    Re: Is Bulova a good brand?

    Quote Originally Posted by midshipman01 View Post
    I think you guys are reading way too far into his comment, or just looking for something to hammer on. The point isn't that the mall sells bad watches, or that you could never get a fine watch at a shopping mall, he's using the term "mall watches" to indicate a stereotypical type of watch and type of buyer...those being mass-produced, nothing special, and fashion-oriented. No reason to take it so extremely literally.
    Actually, we were looking for the definition of what he meant, if you read it more carefully I think you would see that we didn't know what he meant. Since you seem to know, you could have just explained without reading more into it. Maybe we prefer not to stereotype negatively like that, since that situation doesn't exist around us?

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    Re: Is Bulova a good brand?

    It's hard to believe you've never been to a mall and seen a whole slew of underwhelming Seiko, Fossil, and many other brand's offerings littering the watch case. It's not really a "negative stereotype" when it basically describes 99% of the watch market. It's reality. Most people don't know or care about watches and the average selection at your average establishment caters to that. This is the point he was making and most people on this site who do know and care about watches have probably noticed the same.

    When I think of a mall, the Bellagio casino shoppes don't really come to mind. Kind of an exceptional example of the concept. If that's the only sort of mall you shop at, I envy you.
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    Re: Is Bulova a good brand?

    Keep in mind that you're in the Affordables forum - nearly all the watches discussed here fit your definition of 'mall watches'. The spirit of the original post isn't 'is Bulova good compared to Breitling?' but more like 'Is Bulova good compared to Seiko?'

    I don't have much good to say about my wife's low-end Bulova (she bought it for herself before I got into watches) - the gold plating wore easily, the mineral crystal was scratched easily and after a few years several of the pins in the bracelet started falling out.

    On the other hand, I've been really impressed with Bulova's Accutron line - dollar for dollar they are a heck of a lot of watch for the price, and even more so when found online for 50% or less of MSRP. Sapphire crystals, ETA movements (including mechanicals!), high-quality finishing, affordable price. If you like their styling, they're everything you might ask of an entry-level swiss watch.
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    Re: Is Bulova a good brand?

    Read about this : BULOVA 63F80

    Bulova 63F80, cronaca di un sogno.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bulov...210386?fref=ts

    i think that it is the best modern Bulova of ever

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    Is Bulova a good brand?

    I have owned many marine stars and have never had a problem with them. I have a couple percussionists too. Some of their designs are not my cup of tea, but overall I dig the brand.
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    Re: Is Bulova a good brand?

    The wife surprised me with a Precisionist for Christmas. I can't love the watch any more!

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    Re: Is Bulova a good brand?

    Invicta watches are cheap crap. Bulova, on the other hand rocks. You can find many styles, and I have 2 Marine Stars. I wore the digital/analog today. It is cool, big, and the bright orange band matches the color of the digital display. The silicone band is quite comfortable, and this watch retails for $400, but you can find them new in the box, on Ebay, with free shipping, and no tax, for about $200. Quite reasonable. The other Marine Star, and I don't have the model numbers, is black, with green accents, and weighs a pound, which makes it all the more cool. You never can go wrong with Bulova. Their new Precisionist line is top rate, and under $1,000, half of that on Ebay. Ebay is an excellent source of watches, if you watch the seller.

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