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Bulova 96C107 Review: Multifunction Black Dial Watch

The 96C107 is among the well-made watches from Bulova.

And it truly is a timepiece that will appeal to many people.

It looks groovy and at the same time elegant.

The Bulova 96C107 review should help us learn more about the watch.

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Bulova Men's Classic Dress 6-Hand Multi-Function Day/Date...
  • From the Bulova Men's Classic Collection, inspired by vintage design, our classic watches achieve a tailored, understated look...
  • 6 Hand, Multi-Function, Day / Date, 24 Hour Time
  • Silver-Tone Stainless Steel


  • Bold and durable construction and materials
  • Easy to read dial and chronographs
  • An impressive overall design that can go well with many outfits


  • Stainless steel might not be ideal for everyone

Groovy-Patterned Black-ish Dial

The dial does standout in the watch.

You first notice the groove like patterns that seems to move away from the normal plain styles we are used too.

Some areas look pitch dark, others look grayish, while you still get some silvery effects.

The overall black nature dominates the face and creates a striking dissimilarity with the silver shiny case and band.

3 subdials are also located on the background and they seem fairy larger than in other watches.

They also have a black background but the sticks are silver tones.

You won’t fail to notice the bold Bulova name just below the 12 o’clock marker.

Just like the case, and strap, the bezel is also shiny silver.

Large Easy to Read Mineral Crystal

Bulova 96C107 close up

We’ve got to give props to Bulova for trying to make the watch as readable as can be.

Other than having a fairly large face a dark background and shiny silver hands, it also features a mineral crystal glass.

The face is very clear and viewing the sticks, numbers, date and other things is not a problem.

It comes in a flat styling instead of dome-shaped, and this maybe plays part in the good clarity.

While it may not have any kind of anti-glare coating, the watch does fare well when it comes to reading time under the bright sun.

It’s not prone to reflection, glare, and also does try its best to handle scratches, stains, chips, pitting, and discoloration.

Tough Looking Stainless Steel Case

The use of stainless steel for the case seeks to guarantee a user of longevity.

The case should be able to handling knocks, abrasion, rust, corrosion, and more relatively well.

And since it’s highly polished, the possibility of it rusting, corroding, or dirty, dust, oil, grease and other things getting stuck is less likely.

The sturdy looking case measures 40 millimeters in diameter and is within a decent size range for a man’s watch.

It’s 10mm thick and includes a stainless steel case back.

You also find a silver stainless steel bezel featuring 8 well-spaced screw indentations.

Solid Stainless Steel Strap

Bulova 96C107 on wrist

The strap is made of stainless steel and is shiny silver.

It matches the case and bezel in both maternal and color.

It does look solid but also heavy.

A closer observation shows it actually weighs about 6.4 ounces.

To compensate for this, the company has ensured the straps are highly polished and smooth.

They are also flexible for easy wearing and removal.

The smooth rounded edges also help to prevent the bracelet from digging into the skin.

The band has a width of 23 millimeters and is secured via a stainless steel buckle closure.

Final Thoughts

The 96C107 has a few downsides such as being a little heavy and the lumination not being too bright.

However, it is a solid and classy watch, has a very clear dial, doesn’t rust, corrode, and is also simple to operate.

The Japanese Quartz movement also runs like a champ.

Buying this watch is one of the best decisions anyone can ever make.