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Aha....... I found the Bulova I was looking for!

December 19 2010 at 5:35 PM
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Rene~  (Login time_watcher)
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well.......... the trip to the Mall wasnt as 1/2 bad as I thought it would be! Despite the constant drizzle, cold and wind we were lucky to get a close spot by the entrance, make our way in and the Wife somehow in record time got her shopping done! happy.gif
I of course while there had to go look for that Bulova I had seen and I found it!!!!
Here it is......... plain, simple unpretentious and MUCH nicer in person.
It's 38mm diameter but looks more like 40mm due to it being all dial and it has a GORGEOUS shimmery pattern Silver dial!
Measures a nifty 7mm thickness.
THIS one would look absolutely stunning on a Honey Croc band.
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BTW........ price was pretty good as well....... $199.00 on sale for $179.00 and I have a Macys $25.00 Gift cert that I can also apply to it bringing it down even further to: $154.00

 
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GeorgeRado
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Hey Rene, I've been looking at this model but I haven't

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December 19 2010, 5:57 PM 

seen it in person. I've been thinking exactley as you, putting it
on a nice honey brown strap.
I've only seen it on-line so I've hesitated. Is it one of those
really thin quartz type watches?
I'm hoping it has a little thickness to the case.
If you pick it up, post some pics.

 
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GeorgeRado
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here is is on-line......

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December 19 2010, 6:05 PM 

http://www.discountwatchstore.com/Bulova-96A115-Mens-Dress-Duet-Watch_p_17544.html

I tried this one on and liked it. It was fairly thin but I really liked the simplicity of it and the nice classic lines. Great for a casual/dress watch. Not sure which one I should get.

http://www.jomashop.com/bulova-casual-96b120.html

 
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Rene~
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the 96b120 is a nice watch .......................more....................

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December 19 2010, 6:43 PM 

and it too is very thin but the date is SO, SO tiny you can barely see it.
The 96a115 I like is absolutely GORGEOUS in person and like I mentioned before it has a shimmery SILVER dial...NOT white like most of the ADS on the NET state.
It is indeed VERY thin which kinda turned me off a bit (ads claim it to be only 6mm ) but once I strapped that beauty on..... the thinness did not bother me at all! With a Honey Croc band on it...... it would be an ABSOLUTE knockout watch!!

 
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Thian
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I'd get the date version, even though Rene says it is a tiny window...

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December 19 2010, 8:08 PM 

sometimes you need to know the date and having it handy is nice! even if you have to draw the watch to within 10 inches of your nose! hehehe!

 
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Ancre-Steam
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Don't you have a cell phone?

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December 19 2010, 8:11 PM 

You can always call someone and ask them what the date is wink.gif

I have to agree though; I find the date more desireable than nothing and better than day and date...when I get to the point where I have to check to see what day it is; I'll be retired and won't give a darn wink.gif

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Thian
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yup..always have in my Tilley vest but only for emergency calls....

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December 19 2010, 8:25 PM 

and if really needed for time telling...BUT I'm still old world and seldom think of checking the cellphone for time! hahaha!

 
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Rene~
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The date window on the 2nd. model .....................

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December 19 2010, 9:18 PM 

almost looks as if Bulova put it there as an afterthought! As mentioned, it/s SO small it looks out of place! Simplicity was the look I was looking for and the 96a115 is about as simple as one can get! happy.gif

 
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Thian
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well, then, you chose the right one...very clean dial look! nt

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December 20 2010, 1:17 AM 

nt

 
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Rene~
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Re: well, then, you chose the right one...very clean dial look! nt

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December 20 2010, 1:22 AM 

You know..............I never even noticed it until just now....... mine has no seconds hand!

 
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Catalin
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Looks nice and elegant!

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December 20 2010, 2:29 AM 

However I wonder how the contrast on the hands is.

 
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Rene~
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Contrast on the hands are actually quite good..............

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December 20 2010, 12:41 PM 

and time is very easy to tell!
I wish I could explain better how the texture of the Dial is because I have never seen a watch dial like that before!
The ONLY thing bothering me a bit about the watch is it's slimness...... it's only 6.3mm thick! The watch is obviously meant to be a "dress" watch but I dont "dress fancy" so it would be a "sport" watch for me!

In looking around a bit more I found it on-line at a substantial savings over the dept. store price even at their discount prices! I still think that with a Honey Croc strap the watch would look superb! The watch as mentioned is 38mm and takes a 20mm strap so other then the slimness it does have a good presence on the wrist!

 
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sharkfin Dave
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Nice, I like it. ;) nt

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December 20 2010, 1:12 PM 


 
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