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Bulova Precionist review of 2015

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Bulova Precionist review

 

In the past the main role of  watches was to tell the time and hence the era of pocket watches especially for men. However, nowadays it seems that people realize the real value of the watches and pay great attention to their design. According to me both aspects are relevant and one can’t work without the other. That is why I always look for watches that look great and have positive reviews from watch fanatics worldwide. If you are looking for the perfect balance between style and functionality than I believe I have something for you. I would like to introduce you to one of my favorite brands for watches called Bulova.

Bulova has been famous for the production of high quality watches which are incredibly accurate. The one I am referring to is called Bulova Men’s 96B175 “Precisionist”, a watch that is accurate to within 10 seconds/year. You will no longer have excuses for being late and this watch will be here to remind you to hurry up. It is definitely something that deserves your attention and I am here to show you why. In this Bulova Precionist review you will understand why I call this watch a must-have accessory.


Product specifications

Model Number: Bulova Men’s 96B175 “Precisionist”
MSRP: $ 700.00 (original price on release)
Movement: Japanese quartz
Display: Analog
Dial Window Material: Mineral
Band Material: Stainless steel
Clasp: Fold-Over Clasp with Single Push-Button Safety
Weight: n/a
Water resistance: 990 feet
Special Features: Second hand, Chronograph, Tachometer


Design

Bulova Precisionist Mens Watch 96B175 Design

Let’s start the Bulova Precionist review with the design of this unique watch. At first glance I must admit that the watch looks a bit hectic. The display is decorated with so many details . But hey, that’s the beauty of it. I think that when Bulova first designed this watch they had trouble deciding which type of people they want to attract. And since they couldn’t make up their mind they made a combination of a casual watch that can complement elegant outfits. The size of the watch defines it as a more sporty watch, but when you look at the color and the material the watch is made of, it is a completely different story. The watch is predominately silver color but Bulova decided to make it more fun by adding yellow and blue elements on the patterned black dial. I personally like those details a lot.


Build Quality

Bulova precionist Build Quality

The entire watch is made of high quality stainless steel which adds to the value of the watch. The round case has a diameter of 46 millimeters and it is 18 millimeters thick which clearly tells us that Bulova aimed towards a watch that won’t go unnoticed. The case is covered by a dial window made of mineral that protects the watch from exterior damage and extends its life cycle. The normal daily usage won’t cause any damage to the watch, but you still need to treat it with care.

The band is made of the same stainless steel as the rest of the watch. It is the standard men’s length and it is 24 millimeters wide. To make sure you always have your best friend attached to your writs Bulova has added a fold-over clasp with single push-button that will help you adjust the watch firmly onto your wrist.

The hands work on a Japanese quartz mechanism that requires a battery in order for the watch to work.


Functions

Bulova Precisionist 96B175 Functions

Since I’ve already mentioned that the dial is pretty crowded you must be wondering what can be causing that chaos. One of the things on the dial is the date display located between the four o’clock and five o’clock position. In addition it has four sub-dials with chronographic features and tachometer markings all around the edges of the case. I have to mention the third hand that indicates the seconds and it gives its contribution towards the punctuality of the watch.

One of my favorite features is its water resistance which goes up to 300 meters making this watch a great companion for every water adventure including saturation diving.


Reliability

Bulova Precisionist 96B175 Reliabilty

Bulova has proven to be a reliable brand, and this watch is no exception to that rule judging by the features presented in my Bulova Precionist review.


Faults and Frustrations

Bulova Precisionist 96B175 Size

The only thing that people might see it as a fault is its size and weight as for those who are not used to these type of watches it might be a bit larger than they have expected.


Bulova Men’s 96B175 “Precisionist” Stainless Steel Watch


Ratings and Summary

Design – 8/10
Build Quality –  8/10
Functions – 8/10
Reliability – 10/10
Value for Money – 10/10

Advantages ( 5 max)
– Quality
– Price
– Additional features

Disadvantages 5(max)
– Weight


Conclusion

To wrap my Bulova Precionist review if you are looking to buy affordable but yet functional and stylish watch I recommend you to think about Bulova Men’s 96B175 “Precisionist” watch.


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