Bulova 96A119 Review

Bulova 96A119 reviewFirst electronic watch – timer used on moon – official timepiece for Air Force One and U.S Olympics. All these achievements are associated with a name which is none other than BULOVA. Bulova introduced its first line of wristwatches in 1919. The company grew and prospered, and soon early radio and television ads were declaring, “America runs on Bulova time.”

In the 1950s, continuing its legacy of innovation, Bulova introduced Accutron, the first electronic watch, and the first breakthrough in timekeeping technology in over 300 years. The Accutron timing mechanism was later adapted for use by NASA computers and a Bulova timer was even placed on the moon to control transmissions of data.

Bulova timepieces have kept official time aboard Air Force One and have also served as official timepieces for U.S. Olympic teams. Bulova Men’s 96A119 from BVA series is a timepiece from the same house of Bulova and it has the right amount of style and precision. It allows you to see deep inside the watch through the astonishingly attractive dial.

Automatic “Movement”

The 21 jewel self winding movement means battery-free operation and provides for years of reliable service. Automatic watches do not need to be wound manually. Inside the watch sits a small weighted rotor which has to oscillate in order to wind the mainspring. Wearing the watch causes motion from the wearer’s arm which is then translated into energy that powers a series of gears winding the mainspring.

“Dial” in Style

Roman numerals grace the dial with utmost ease but as you fall in love with this watch and observe it nicely, you will get to see what is actually going inside it. Too many circles on the dial with different shade of black create an amusing illusion.

“Automatic 21 jewels” written on the dial is a thing to flaunt and feel happy about. You can peek into the inner machinery which is also done in a smart and systematic way. Two sub dials have hardly anything in common. So you get the variety and “wow” factor with this Bulova mens watch.

Mineral crystal is used to keep this “wow” intact! Mineral crystal is a kind of hardened glass which is much more scratch resistant than acrylic. Mineral crystals are also somewhat better at shatter resistance compared with sapphire, especially in cases like this where the crystal is domed.

Two bolts on the dial also make it look different and adds a sporty look.

Steal the Steel “Band”

Stainless steel is a big hit among watchmakers as this offers the best strength and long life. Moreover this is all season friendly too.

Key features

  • Name: Bulova 96A119 BVA Series
  • Movement: Japanese automatic
  • Band: Stainless steel
  • Special features: Water resistant

Full list of awesome features here!

Bottom Line

Marvel at the inner workings of this dual aperture dial self winding mechanical from the BVA Series, featuring clear exhibition case back.. The crisp black dial includes a wealth of details including roman numerals, minute track and 2 sub dials. All stainless steel construction provides hypo-allergenic and durable build quality from Bulova.