Bulova 98H37 Review

August 29, 2014

The Classy Bulova 98H37

  • The Bulova 98H37 is a fantastic looking watch that exudes class.
  • This amazing looking watch ensures that anyone who wears it stands out from the crowd.
  • However, it is far more than just a good-looking chronograph watch.
  • The Bulova Marine Star watch is also highly functional and very reliable.

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The Specs

Here is what you get for your money:

 

Face color – only available in blue

Hand type – 3-hand configuration with luminous hands

Number configuration – standard Arabic numbers

Band type – bracelet

Band material – two-tone stainless steel with a width of 22mms

Clasp – fold over security clasp

Dial material – mineral with non-scratch finish

Movement – Japanese quartz

Casing – stainless steel

Dial type – Analogue

Weight – 9.9ozs

Dimensions – 4.6 x 3.5 x 3.4 inches

Water resistant – to 330ft (100 meters)

Bezel functionUnidirectional rotating elapsed time bezel with engraved 10 minute marks

Calendar function – yes, date window built in

Special features – Chronograph, 24 carat gold plated crown

Chronograph features – three dials – seconds, minutes and 24 hour

Warranty – 3 Year Limited Warranty

Pros

  1. Versatile– this sports watch still manages to look elegant, which means it looks good on the sport field, but makes a stunning formal watch as well. Somehow, it bridges the gap between sports, casual and formal wear. If you own this watch, you really do not need to own another.
  2. Quality – many people who ordered this wrist watch commented that it looked far nicer than it did in the photographs. It really is a beautifully crafted watch made from good quality materials.
  3. Durable – this swiss watch has a reputation for being durable. Many of the reviews we read were from owners who had owned this wrist watch for five years or more. They were particularly complementary about the effectiveness of the scratch resistance of the face.
  4. Large watch face – the large face and way in which the numbers are laid out makes this an easy watch to read. The fact it has luminous hands and large numbers is a plus at night. When users are not wearing their glasses, it is still easy for them to tell the time.
  5. Weight – this Swiss made watch has a nice weigh and is well balanced. This makes it comfortable to wear even when playing sports.
  6. Value for money – many reviewers could not believe that they had received such a nice watch for the money. It is far from the cheapest sports watch on the market, but it is very good quality, and it is certainly not expensive.

Cons

  • Location of date window – not everyone liked the offset date window, which is located between 4 and 5 o’clock. However, the window has to be located there to make room for the chronograph sub dials.
  • Not waterproof – this watch is only water resistant, but because it can be used to depths of 330ft it is ideal for those who want to swim or snorkel. You just need to remember not to dive while wearing your watch.
  • Water ingress issue– there were very few negative reviews for this watch. The few that we found all related to the watch not being water resistant. Given the fact that many of those who left positive reviews commented on how good it was in water this is odd. We can only conclude that occasionally a watch without a good seal slips through quality control, which is why some owners had problems with water ingress.

Our Verdict

This striking Marine Star Collection watch is a great addition to that Bulova range. It has a classy, yet masculine feel. Seemingly small design features like the gold strip in the bracelet, gold winding lugs and face screws, make a huge difference and add a touch of class without making the watch look too flashy.

  • Bulova have been making watches since 1875 and have a reputation for making good quality watches that spans the decades.
  • They wear well and the firm has a reputation for exceptional customer service, so we feel comfortable recommending their products to our readers.
  • For us, and the vast majority of those owners who posted reviews, the 98H37 ticks all of the boxes and is a good buy.

 

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