Bulova Watches Review: Best Bulova Watches in 2019

Quick Comparison Table – Top 10 Best Bulova Watches

Product imagesProduct namesMovementWater resistanceEditor's ratingPrice
98B104 Marine Star Silicone Strap WatchJapanese Quartz330 feet4.9 out of 5 starscta
96B251 Special Edition Lunar Pilot Chronograph WatchJapanese Quartz100 feet4.8 out of 5 starscta
96B175 Precisionist Stainless Steel Chronograph WatchJapanese Quartz990 feet4.8 out of 5 starscta
96B104 Stainless Steel Dress WatchJapanese Quartz99 feet4.7 out of 5 starscta
96A120 BVA Series Dual Aperture Dial WatchSwiss Automatic99 feet4.6 out of 5 starscta
96B158 Precisionist Leather Strap WatchJapanese Quartz99 feet4.6 out of 5 starscta
96C105 Men's Essentials WatchJapanese Quartz99 feet4.5 out of 5 starscta
98B228 Precisionist Analog Display Two-Tone WatchJapanese Quartz984 Feet4.5 out of 5 starscta
96B015 Mens Classic WatchJapanese Quartz99 feet4.4 out of 5 starscta
96B256 Marine Star Chronograph WatchJapanese Quartz330 feet4.4 out of 5 starscta

If you’re like me, you’d probably love Bulova for their endless stream of innovative watches.

And the best part about their timepieces is that there are so many options that almost everyone would be able to find ones that suit their needs.

But that’s also a setback as well because when there are too many options, we tend to freeze our mind!

And that’s why I compiled the comparison table of the best Bulova watches above for you to make better choices quicker.

And if you really want to find out more about those top-rated Bulova wristwatches, don’t forget to scan through the short reviews below.

They will provide you with more information on why I love these particular models.

Bulova Watches Review – Why People Love These Timepieces So Much

1) 98B104 Marine Star Silicone Strap

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Anyone looking for a large men’s watch that’s classy, fashionable, and detailed wouldn’t have to look much further than this model.

Bulova chose a rose-gold-tone for the case on this piece, and it’s by far my favorite part of the watch.

It shows class, while also having an incredibly modern look.

The dial is filled with amazing details that will make any horologist drool, and the three sub-dials are perfectly placed, allowing you to easily use and read the chronograph, while not distracting from the main dial.

Another great detail that I fell in love with is the date window in between the 4 and 5 o’clock position, which is as unique as it is functional.

All in all, this timepiece would be perfect for men who enjoy looking professional and fashionable at the same time.


-Unique and detailed design

-Water resistant up to 100m (330ft)

-Can be worn with both formal and casual attire


-Weight may be too much for some

2) 96B251 Special Edition Lunar Pilot

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I don’t usually like pilot’s watches.

For some reason, I always think they have too much going on, but this watch is one of the rare exceptions to that.

Let’s start with the dial, it uses a simple black background with white details, which is perfect considering all the things going on in the dial.

On the outer ring of the dial is a tachymeter which matches the three sub-dials (for the chronograph) perfectly.

It has a large 45mm stainless steel case, which is exactly the size this model needs considering everything placed on the dial.

It also runs on Quartz, which means that accuracy is no problem at all, and the exquisite black leather strap makes sure the watch is secure and comfortable on your wrist.

Fans of pilot’s watches will instantly fall in love with this piece, and even those who aren’t fans may find themselves surprised.


-Premium design

-Accurate timekeeping

-Functional complications (chronograph, tachymeter)


-Only water resistant up to 50m (150ft)

3) 96B175 Precisionist Chronograph Watch

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This one is a lot to take in, but that is far from a bad thing.

It is a dive watch with a plethora of incredible details that took me a while to fully absorb, but once I did, I absolutely fell in love with this piece.

As this is a dive watch, it comes with an insane 300m (984ft) of water resistance, a chronograph, luminous hands and markers, a stainless steel case, and a curved crystal.

At first glance, the dial seems too packed, but after some getting used to, it actually gets much easier to read, and much more pleasant to look at.

The textured black background makes the hands and markers truly pop out, and the continuous yellow seconds hand is a great detail that makes reading the time much easier.


-Full of useful complications

-300m water resistance

-Large 46.5mm case


-May take some time to get used to

4) 96B104 Stainless Steel Dress Watch

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My personal favorite watches are those that keep things simple, sleek, and classy, which is exactly why I fell in love with this model at first sight.

The dial uses an incredibly minimalistic white background with silver colored stick markers and stick hands.

This not only makes reading the time very easy but also serves as a great compliment to any suit because of its simplicity.

With a dress watch like this, it’s easy to see why a leather strap was chosen as I don’t see any other alternative that would look better.

The band is made out of calfskin which feels very comfortable even when long for a long time and the classic buckle does its job of keeping this timepiece on your wrist perfectly.


-Sleek, minimalist design

-Reading time is a breeze

-Calendar function


-Only water resistant up to 30m (100ft)

5) 96A120 BVA Series Dual Aperture Dial

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Something new and unique is something all watch enthusiasts and horologists welcome with open arms, and that’s exactly what Bulova brought with this piece.

The brown dial is perfectly matched with the leather strap, but its true beauty lies in the intricate dial design.

The dial uses a beautiful bronze tone for the hands and markers, which is one of my favorite color combinations, while the two sub-dials (for 24-hour time) are put in the perfect position to allow easy reading while not being a distraction.

However, in between the two subdials is a window into the inside of the watch, which does nothing but add an incredible sense of class to this piece.

The watch also has all the complications I look for, 24-hour time and luminosity.


-Beautifully designed

-Useful complications

-Incredibly convenient and accurate Swiss automatic movement


-Only water resistant up to 30m

6) 96B158 Precisionist Leather Strap

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It’s no secret that accuracy is important because, at the end of the day, a watch with the wrong time on it is pretty useless.

That’s why Bulova’s Precisionist watch got me very excited.

The company claims that this piece is one of the (if not the most) accurate watch on the planet.

Bulova used a variation on the ever-famous Japanese Quartz movement to create a timepiece that is accurate within seconds of a year.

But aside from the incredible accuracy of the watch, it also has an incredibly unique design.

The dial utilizes a black background with textured gray patterns, silver-colored hands, and thick, silver-colored stick markers.

The date window at the 3 o’clock position is placed perfectly to allows convenient reading.

For those who love accuracy time-keeping and unique designs, the Precisionist belongs on the top of your choices for your next watch.


-Accurate to within seconds in a year

-A design that stands out

-Sweeping seconds hand


-Only water resistant up to 30m

7) 96C105 Men’s Essentials Watch

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Multi-function watches are great for those who like having to keep things convenient.

With this one, you can keep accurate time, check the date, check the 24-hour time, and even check the day (which is my favorite feature of the watch).

It has a very simple dial design with a black background and silver colored stick markers, with two subdials for the date and 24-hour time, and a unique “sub-dial” which you can use to check the date.

With this piece, you’ll never lose track of time again.


-Multiple functions

-Luminous hands

-Domed metalized crystal


-Adjusting the date may take some time

8) 98B228 Precisionist Analog Display Two-Tone

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This is yet another piece that uses Bulova’s incredible “Precisionist” technology, so accuracy is surely no question.

However, this differs from the other “Precisionist” because of its intricate dial design.

On the dial are four sub-dials which are for the chronograph function that records hours, minutes, seconds, 1/100-seconds, and 1/1000-seconds.

This is a dive watch, so it also comes with an incredible 300m of water resistance.

Pair all of that with the accuracy of the watch movement, and this one becomes almost irresistible.


-Incredibly accurate

-Great chronograph

-Water resistant up to 300m


-Some may not appreciate the dial

9) 96B015 Mens Classic Watch

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For those who love classic watch designs, this wristwatch would definitely catch your eye.

The dial has a classy white textured background with classic silver-colored stick markers and a date window at the 3 o’clock position.

The cohesion in the design is a testament to Bulova’s ability to design great watches.

And as a person who loves watches with classic designs, I can confidently say that this one is a great “classic” watch for modern times.


-Classic design

-Accurate Japanese Quartz movement

-Domed mineral crystal


-Only water resistant up to 30m

10) 96B256 Marine Star Chronograph

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If you love going out into the ocean, chances are you’ll fall in love with this watch as well.

The dial uses a beautiful deep blue color, which is accented by the white hands, markers, and details.

The three sub-dials are used by the chronograph function, and the second crown at the 10 o’clock position allows you to adjust the inner ring of the bezel (which gives it the same function as a unidirectional bezel).

This watch also has 100m of water resistance, meaning you can take it with you to the sea (as long as you aren’t going for a deep dive).


-Great design

-Useful Chronograph function

-Date window placed perfectly


-Adjusting the watch takes some getting used to


I hope that this short Bulova watches review of mine have provided you with enough information to help you make better decisions.

If you can, please share your choices with us below. I really appreciate that!


My name is Rob, and I'm a watch enthusiast by heart. I love writing about impressive watches that could make people stand out. And I'm also an amateur collector who loves to share his collection with everyone. Feel free to connect with me whenever you want.