Reviews and Problems with Bulova Men's Canvas Strap 96A102 Cloth Quartz Watch
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Attractive and Practical
William V. Porter, amazon.com
3 February 2012
Summary: Just received my Bulova. Art deco face, a throwback to the original WWII government issue. The luminous numbers and hands really stand out in the dark! They are bright and easy to read. Attractive face. And yes, the band is not going to last so plan on buying a replacement. Look at the Maratac NATO straps. Enjoy!
Summary: Well, I stumbled on this watch while looking for vintage military styles. Very few modern watches capture the look of the '40s as this one does. Many people have commented (negatively) on the plastic "crystal". Domed, acrylic crystals were on every watch (not to mention Spitfire or Mustang Canopies) until about the 70s - Rolex, Omega and other top end watches too. A few prestige watches (Oris for example) still have this kind of crystal.
Summary: This is a good dress watch of reasonable quality. Exterior The metal bezel and frame feel solid, but the sand-polishing is done on a very superficial level, making it reasonably easy to scratch. In addition, there were minor imperfections to the sand-polishing when the watch came out of the box. As advertised, the watch glass is not really glass, but plastic. It is durable, but easy to scratch. The watch strap is extremely comfortable, but does not feel long-lasting.
Summary: - Cheap plastic, will scratch and crack easily - Watch band is of poor quality and fell apart in about six months - Better off with a cheap Timex from the local Big-Box-Store I am writing this review after having just bought a new watch to replace this one. I bought the Bulova because of its smaller profile, canvas band, and simple display (and that I thought Bulova was a reputable, well made watch that would last).
Summary: I thought about returning this watch due to its acrylic crystal...until I did research on that type of crystal. I find the acrylic to be the best quality of ANY watch crystal on the market. I was suprised to say the least. The Omega watch co. used this acrylic crystal on the "Omega Speedmaster" for the first moon landing due to its finer qualities over glass, mineral or sapphire. This crystal is used on most of the finer high end watches. The Bulova is a KEEPER.
Summary: I love it. The watch is simple and of high quality. It's an everyday watch for me. The watch has larger than normal digits and wide hands. This gives it a bit of uniqueness, along with the ability to read it easily from a distance.
Summary: For the price I would expect the face to not be made of plastic. It does scratch super easy. I have not had it long enough to say weather the band is going to fall apart or not. Watchbands.com does have replacements for the watch if you own it and are looking for one. So I'm going to take it to a jeweler and have the face replaced with glass and by a better band for it.