Hands on with the Bulova Curv

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Re: Hands on with the Bulova Curv

Post by TemerityB » February 14th 2017, 9:01pm

I really liked this one at first glance - a modern look that somehow managed to be traditional at the same time. Plus, the UHF movement is kinda ginchy.

Then I saw the caseback and, well, that was that. I've been way, way down on Bulova ever since the moved the HQ to Manhattan; haven't agreed with a single new product they've brought out or an existing brand they've changed. This new model is promising, but I just can't cotton to it. They're getting closer.
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Post by jaw » February 15th 2017, 2:19am

jason_recliner wrote:What was wrong with them, Jaw? They look great in the pics.


Felt and looked cheap and flimsy. I was really disappointed, cause I really liked the design above. Mall watches. Probably great for someone's high school graduation or some such.
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Post by TemerityB » February 15th 2017, 11:23am

jaw wrote:
Felt and looked cheap and flimsy. I was really disappointed, cause I really liked the design above. Mall watches. Probably great for someone's high school graduation or some such.


Totally in agreement - I did the same thing at the same place. Other than the Moon Watch...I don't understand what Bulova is doing, especially watering down the Precisionist movement and later jettisoning their Swiss division. And that Caravelle stuff looks and feels like Larry Magen should be selling them.
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Post by eddiea » February 16th 2017, 10:20am

TemerityB wrote:
jaw wrote:
Felt and looked cheap and flimsy. I was really disappointed, cause I really liked the design above. Mall watches. Probably great for someone's high school graduation or some such.


Totally in agreement - I did the same thing at the same place. Other than the Moon Watch...I don't understand what Bulova is doing, especially watering down the Precisionist movement and later jettisoning their Swiss division. And that Caravelle stuff looks and feels like Larry Magen should be selling them.

Mall watches best described them, hate the price too....
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Re: Hands on with the Bulova Curv

Post by koimaster » May 9th 2019, 8:17am

I just had a chance to see one of these in Eugene the other day. Cheap and it looked to me (the chronograph) was a half hearted attempt to make a watch similar to the spaceview as you can see the quartz movement through the dial. As TB mentioned in the original thread, very cheap looking and feeling.
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Post by MAX » May 9th 2019, 9:47am

Once one of my favorite brands, no more Bulova watches for me since the quartz movement in my Precisionist failed. Not just that, styling has slipped badly also.
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Re: Hands on with the Bulova Curv

Post by koimaster » May 9th 2019, 9:52am

MAX wrote:Once one of my favorite brands, no more Bulova watches for me since the quartz movement in my Precisionist failed. Not just that, styling has slipped badly also.


I like the lunar pilot I purchased from foghorn a year or so ago, the snorkel, Oceanographer devil diver 666 are not bad either but the rest I can pass on.
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