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Bulova Chronograph: High Accuracy Watches for Your Active Lifestyle

To maintain their reputation for accuracy, Bulova launched their series of chronograph watches. With the Bulova Chronograph collection, the renowned American watch brand can attract watch enthusiasts with active lifestyles. Like the Bulova Chronograph A 98A252, most of the pieces in the collection are equipped with a water resistance of up to 200m. This makes the watches ideal for water sports and other extreme water activities. Moreover, the collection showcases neutral and versatile designs, making them the best accessory to complete almost any outfit for the day.

Prices at a Glance: The Most Popular Bulova Chronograph Watches

Model

Price (approx)

Size

Features

Bulova Chronograph A 98A252

$449 USD

40.5mm

● Domed sapphire crystal

● Quartz movement

● 200m water resistance

● Black silicone strap

Bulova CURV Chronograph 98A185

$475 USD

44mm

● High-Performance Quartz CURV Chronograph

● Sapphire Glass

● 30m water resistance

● Black rubber strap

Bulova Chronograph F

$3,300 USD

44mm 

● Stainless steel case

● Speed markers that read past 60 to 50 MPH

● Winding mechanism near the 9 o’clock marker

● No water resistance

● Stainless steel bracelet

Bulova Special-Edition Lunar Pilot Chronograph 98A186

$445 USD

45mm

● Matte black ion-plated stainless steel case

● Fixed matte black ion-plated bezel

● Quartz movement

● Sapphire crystal

● 50m water resistance

● Black dial

● Tachymeter

● Black leather NATO strap

Bulova Chronograph Quartz 98A246

$349 USD

44mm

● Stainless steel case

● 100m water resistance

● Two-toned blue dial

● Stainless steel bracelet

Bulova Chronograph C 96K101

$591 USD

46mm

● Stainless steel case

● Blue and white dial

● Luminous watch hands with red tips

● Tachymeter

● 50m water resistance

● Stainless steel bracelet

Bulova Special-Edition Lunar Pilot Chronograph 96B251

$550 USD

45mm

● Stainless steel case

● Quartz movement

● Sapphire crystal

● 50m water resistance

● Black dial

● Tachymeter

● Black leather NATO strap

● 1 extra black nylon strap with nubuck leather patch commemorating the August 2, 1971, Apollo 15 mission

Bulova CURV Chronograph 98A185

$730 USD

44mm

● High-performance quartz Curv chronograph

● Rose gold-tone stainless steel case and bezel

● Black dial

● Rose gold-tone hands and markers

● Sapphire crystal

● 30m water resistance

● Black EPDM rubber strap

Bulova Chronograph B Deep Sea 666

$1,499 USD

38mm

● Stainless steel case

● Black dial

● Bi-directional rotating bezel

● 666ft or 202m water resistance

● Black rubber strap

Bulova Curv Chronograph 98A231

$596 USD

44mm

● High-performance quartz Curv chronograph

● Stainless steel case and bezel

● Black and brown skeleton dial

● Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal

● 30m water resistance

● Brown EPDM rubber strap

 

How much do Bulova Chronograph watches cost? 

In general, the Bulova Chronograph collection is affordably priced, with many pieces going for under $1,000 USD. Embellishments are minimal on these pieces, as the company focuses on the accuracy of their chronograph watches’ in-house movement. You can also see the differences in the watch dials as compared to other collections that focus more on design.

One of the earliest watches in the Bulova Chronograph collection is the Bulova Chronograph F 31007. Breaking from traditional watchmaking norms, this watch houses a 14EFAD movement with a winding system located near the 9 o'clock marker. The right chrono dial reads the minutes, while the left measures the hours. The additional detail that surprises most wearers of this Bulova Chronograph timepiece is its speed markers that go past 60 to 50 MPH. Interested buyers can find a few online deals of the Bulova Chronograph F model with a price tag of around $3,300 USD.

Unlike other Bulova watch collections with chronograph models, the Bulova CURV Chronograph model aims to highlight the American brand's latest innovation, the first curved chronograph movement. This release marked another historic first for the American watch brand. Watch enthusiasts must prepare an approximate budget of about $730 USD to own a piece like the Bulova CURV Chronograph 98A185. Because of its unique in-house movement and mechanism, all Bulova CURV Chronograph models can keep up with the active or sporty lifestyle of some interested customers.

One of the newest additions to Bulova's Archive Series is the Bulova Chronograph A 98A252. The convenient 40.5mm stainless steel case with a 200m water resistance makes this model the perfect companion for watch enthusiasts who love water sports or deep-sea diving. Thanks to the piece's affordable price of approximately $449 USD, interested buyers with tight budgets won't have to worry about spending too much money on a high-quality watch. Additionally, wearers can experience Bulova's exceptionally accurate time displays from anywhere in the world.

 The Bulova Chronograph C model was part of the 2017 release of the American watch brand's famous Archive Series. Due to its patriotic colors, watch enthusiasts gave the watch the nickname Bulova Stars and Stripes. Interested customers can get their hands on one by preparing a budget of about $591 USD. Wearers can show off the unique design of the Bulova timepiece while experiencing the exceptional quality of its in-house chronograph movement.

To commemorate Bulova's involvement in the Apollo 15 mission, the American watch brand released the Bulova Special-Edition Lunar Pilot Chronograph 96B251. With an approximate price of $550 USD, the latest release is equipped with the company's in-house high-performance quartz movement. Features include the useful chronograph functions and tachymeter. Honoring Bulova's historic feat, the enclosed nylon strap has a nubuck leather patch engraved with the date 08021971, Apollo 15's date of mission (DOM). Back then, the Bulova Chronograph watch was specifically engineered to withstand intense lunar conditions resulting in its usefulness to Mission Commander David Scott during his third walk on the moon.

The Latest Addition to the Bulova Chronograph Collection: Chronograph A 2020

To accommodate the active lifestyles of some watch enthusiasts, Bulova introduced a new Chronograph piece to their Archive series. The Bulova Chronograph A 98A252 works like the early Chronograph B watch with a water resistance of 666ft or approximately 202m. Each quartz timepiece included in the 2020 launch of the Chronograph A watches houses the Miyota Caliber 6S21-00A. The encased mechanism showcases the latest innovation of Bulova's sister company in Japan.  The watch’s dial displays a “surfboard” design that features the two sub-dials. 

Another recent release is the updated Bulova Apollo 15 Chronograph timepiece. The Archive Series' Bulova Special Edition Lunar Pilot Chronograph honors the Bulova watch that Apollo 15 Mission Commander David Scott famously wore on his third lunar stroll. The latest edition comes with a 45 mm stainless steel case and is equipped with a water resistance of up to 50m.

Bulova Chronograph Collection: History and Craftsmanship

At the height of the Gilded Age in 1875, Bohemian immigrant Joseph Bulova followed America's industrial growth and founded a small watchmaking store named J. Bulova Company in New York City. He aimed to produce timepieces with the best quality materials that can keep up with the country's new era. His initial attempts focused on crafting pieces that provided users the best accuracy. To accomplish this, Bulova pursued the best quality in technology and innovation to help him craft the finest watches of his time.

Determined to create a perfectly accurate timepiece, Bulova developed the first fully electronic watch equipped with tuning-fork-based technology. This innovation catapulted the American brand's success, leading to more notable breakthroughs in the watchmaking industry. Aside from their achievements in watchmaking, Bulova received recognition for being the first company to market radio and TV commercials in America. The brand also collaborated with American aviator Charles Lindbergh. During Bulova's partnership with NASA on various space missions in the 1960s, Apollo 15 Mission Commander David Scott famously wore his Bulova Chronograph 88510/01 while on his third lunar walk. In 2015, the Bulova Chronograph timepiece worn by the astronaut was sold for a whopping $1.625 million USD in an auction in Boston, Massachusetts.

Bulova continues to gain fame after pioneering the standardized production of watches. Joseph Bulova eventually passed on his legacy, encouraging his successors to break boundaries in hopes of producing more exceptional timepieces. Some of the company's notable releases are the various additions to the Bulova Chronograph collection. During the early 1970s, Bulova garnered mixed reviews from watch enthusiasts for releasing the Bulova Chronograph B Watch which was famously known as the "Devil Diver" due to its water-resistance of 666ft. The timepiece's 38mm size made it convenient for both male and female wearers. Despite the piece's controversy, many vintage watch enthusiasts still look forward to online deals or bids.

In spite of the watchmaking industry's quartz crisis in the 1970s, Bulova managed to release electronic quartz watches in 1976. An improved version of the brand's quartz movement can be seen in their recent addition to the Chronograph collection, the Bulova Chronograph A. Its two-register chronograph movement is similar to Bulova Chronograph B's running seconds on the 9 o’clock marker, a central chrono seconds hand, and a 30-minute register on the 3 o’clock marker. 

Honoring Bulova's rise to fame, the company released a Special Edition Lunar Pilot Chronograph watch. It houses a more advanced chronograph movement than the original model. Most watch enthusiasts are pleased with the reinvented model's overall design since it looks exactly like the Bulova timepiece used by the Apollo 15 Mission Commander David Scott.

Reasons Why You Should Buy a Bulova Chronograph Watch

Here are some of the reasons why you should invest in the Bulova’s excellent chronograph pieces: 

1. The historical role of the Bulova Chronograph watch that was used during the Apollo 15 mission

 After his watch failed to withstand the moon’s atmosphere, David Scott used his backup Bulova Chronograph watch for his third lunar walk. Because of this, people were intrigued by the quality of Bulova’s craftsmanship after one of its watches stayed intact throughout the Apollo 15 mission.

2. Exceptional accuracy in telling time

Before Bulova's establishment, Bohemian immigrant Joseph Bulova's main goal in building his watchmaking company was to provide America with perfectly accurate watches that can keep up with the growth of industrialization.

3. Buying a Bulova Chronograph watch won't hurt your wallet

Since the company's establishment, Bulova aims to provide its customers with highly accurate watches with reasonable price tags. Unless you're looking to purchase vintage pieces, the price range of the brand's unique collection ranges from $350-$730 USD.

4. The chance to own a piece of Bulova's history

The American watch brand was founded by Bohemian immigrant Joseph Bulova after he moved to New York City. His determination in developing the finest watches during America's pre-industrial era led to his company's success in coming up with historic feats in the world of watchmaking. Because of the brand's eventful background, grabbing the opportunity to own any Bulova watch is a no-brainer.

Bulova Chronograph: Affordable Yet Highly Accurate Sports Watches

The Bulova Chronograph collection helped boost the American watch brand's reputation of producing the finest watches equipped with unparalleled accuracy. Unlike most luxury watch brands, Bulova’s charm comes from Joseph Bulova’s determination in producing ground-breaking timepieces that are worth every penny. The brand achieved another feat when it launched the Bulova CURV Chronograph model that houses the first-ever curved chronograph movement. Thanks to Bulova’s continuous feats, the American watch brand maintains its reputation for developing affordable and highly accurate watches that stand the test of time.

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