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Bulova 97B100 Review – Gold-Tone Watch With Brown Leather Band

This Bulova 97B100 timepiece targets user who desires simple yet stylish watches.

The men’s watch looks good in both formal and informal occasions. This is a classic watch that calls to mind Bulova’s long history as a watchmaker.

It’s lighter in weight in comparison to other types.

In the review, we highlight the most outstanding aspects.

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Bulova Men's Classic 3-Hand Calendar Date Quartz Leather...
  • From the Bulova Men's Classic Collection, inspired by vintage design, our classic watches achieve a tailored, understated look...
  • 3 Hand, Calendar, Slim Movement
  • Gold-Tone Stainless Steel


  • Easily readable dial
  • Simple yet elegant gold and brown color scheme
  • Accurate timekeeping


  • Some people might not prefer the calfskin band

Simple Gold-Toned Stainless Case

It comes with a simple-looking case which gives it a serious look.

It’s made of stainless steel and should have no trouble putting up with moisture, water, and other things.

It doesn’t rust, corrode, and also doesn’t chip, pit, or fade easily.

The gold-tone works well with the polished surface to boost its classy look and also makes cleaning the timepiece easier.

A simple wipe should be able to eliminate dirt, dust, grease, oils, sweat and other things.

It has a case diameter of 37mm, which is a bit on the smaller side, for a man’s watch.

The 5.9mm thickness seems to work perfectly with the looks and setup.

On one side, you find crown with knurl edge and also featuring the gold-tone color.


Textured Brown Leather Strap

Bulova 97B100 on wrist

The clash between the gold-tone case and the brown strap is evident.

One on hand, you have a smoothly polished case while next to it is a rugged textured leather material.

The case is also gold in color and this seems to be worlds apart from the brown leather.

This is probably what gives it a classy appeal.

The band is made from calfskin and should be relatively tough.

It’s also has a smooth appeal in spite of the rough appearance.

And with a width of 20mm, it should fit just right on the hand.

Stunning White Dial

Bulova 97B100 close up

Simplicity and elegance are what the dial showcases.

It comes in a basic round shape and is very minimalist.

You don’t find subdials, any inscriptions, texts, or fancy or glittery accents.

What you get is a plain white background, simple hour sticks, the Bulova name under the 12 o’clock marker, and a date window adjacent to the 3 o’clock marker.

The gold tones work well with the white dial to gives it an executive look.

The less cluttered background makes reading time easier, especially considering the hour marker is neither in Arabic nor Roman but just solid sticks.

Basic Analog Display With Accurate Japanese Quartz Movement

The watch comes in a classic analog display.

You get 3 hands (hour, minute, and second) all having a gold-tone.

The other visible thing is the date window.

It runs on a Japanese Quartz movement.

This mechanism suits its slim profile since other mechanisms normally take up more space.

Also, with a much smaller face, it may be a bit inconveniencing to keep winding time.

The battery-powered mechanism moves in a ticking motion and is ultra silent.

It also remains within specs for accurate time reading.

Final Verdict

The timepiece gets the nod for being simple yet elegant at the same time.

This suits it for different occasions both formal and informal.

It also scores high for reliability, accuracy, and good built.

However, the size is a little small for a man’s watch.

It also has a water resistance of just 30 meters (99 feet).

Pound-for-pound, this watch is beyond doubt a good pick.