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Price

4 Stars

Design

4 Stars

Quality

4 Stars

OVERVIEW

Founded in 1875 by a young Czech named Joseph Bulova, Bulova is renowned for its timekeeping technology and it was adapted by NASA and also served as official timepieces for U.S olympic teams. Featuring a rose gold-tone stainless steel case with a brown alligator strap, this self-winding Bulova Men’s 97A109 mechanical timepiece is powered by the wearer’s own movement only, meaning no batteries are required for its lifetime.

On the outside, the Bulova Men’s 97A109 Series 160 has a rose gold-tone stainless steel case and fixed bezel with a brown alligator leather strap, while on the inside, it has a black dial with a skeletal display, allowing it to have a nice contrasts with the rose gold-tone hands and stick hour markers. All these are protected inside the domed scratch-resistant mineral crystal dial window. If you are someone who will appreciate the mechanical movement of a watch, the 21 jewel movement will be visible through the exhibition caseback and on-dial aperture.

For those who have smaller wrist, or prefer smaller watches, this watch might not be for you as it has a 45mm diameter case, meaning it is bigger than many other watches. Also, the  Bulova Men’s 97A109 Series 160  has a water resistance of up to 30m, meaning that it is only splash-resistant and would not be suitable for any activities that would involve water.

You can see some of the images of the watch below:

Bulova Men’s 97A109 – From the front

Bulova Men’s 97A109 – Packaging

FEATURES

  • Rose gold-tone watch featuring black dial with rose gold-tone indices, logo at 12 o’clock, and skeleton chronograph subdial
  • 45 mm stainless steel case with mineral dial window
  • Mechanical hand-wind movement with analog display
  • Croco-embossed leather band with buckle closure
  • Water resistant to 30 m (99 ft): In general, withstands splashes or brief immersion in water, but not suitable for swimming

PROS

  • Exceptionally well design and build quality
  • No battery change ever
  • Movement is visible both through the front and back
  • Self-winding

Cons

  • Watch can be huge for some who prefer smaller watches

See What Other Owners Are Saying About This Watch On Amazon

“First thing is this is absolutely beautiful. I always get complimented when I wear it. It’s a perfect size for me at 45 mm diameter and I love the rose gold. I totally recommend.”

“My husband loves the watch. He was quite pleased about the back of the watch which shows the inner workings. He states he gets many compliments on the copper color.”

“I like being able to see the inner-workings of the watch. I also like self-winding watches. Only downside is that if you don’t wear it, the watch will stop running and you have to reset the time; although you could always buy a device that will wind the watch for you when not wearing it.”

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Bulova
Model number 97A109
Part Number 97A109
Model Year 2013
Item Shape Round
Dial window material type Mineral
Display Type Analog
Clasp Buckle
Metal stamp none
Case material Stainless steel
Case diameter 45 millimeters
Case Thickness 14 millimeters
Band Material Leather
Band length Men’s Standard
Band width 22 millimeters
Band Color Brown
Dial color Black
Bezel material Stainless steel
Bezel function Stationary
Special features Second hand, Luminous, Screw down crown
Item weight 3.04 Ounces
Movement Mechanical hand wind
Water resistant depth 99 Feet

BOTTOM LINE

  If you are looking for a beautiful mechanical watch with a reasonable price, the Bulova Men’s 97A109 is definitely worth considering. Currently having a 4.1 out of 5 stars on Amazon, it is definitely worth the investment.

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