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Bulova A-15

Post by Racer-X » May 1st 2020, 11:22am

"...A watch is also a tactile and physical pleasure. Stopping, starting and resetting a chronograph. Watching the seconds hand fly around the dial in impossible to see tiny increments, with power generated not from electricity, like everything else in our lives, but through the motion of our own bodies as we wear the watch. This, in a lot of ways, is the pleasure that the Bulova A-15 taps into. The dual crowns, while ostensibly offering some added utility to time events and track another timezone, are at their core just good old fashioned fun to manipulate. If you’re constantly playing with your dive bezel in meetings, on the train, and in other places where it just doesn’t make sense, you’re going to like the A-15. "


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Post by Thunder1 » May 1st 2020, 1:59pm

Here's mine, an earlier release w/ an ETA 2894-2(I think)..
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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » May 1st 2020, 3:00pm

I like the looks of it, but frankly, the 82S-series Miyotas are a really lousy choice at that price point. Almost 700 bucks for something with that movement? Oh, fuck off. A basic SW-200, or maybe a Miyota 9015 would be a far better choice.
If I'd want to get a new watch with a somewhat basic auto inside, and with some interesting complication at the lowest possible price point, I'd take a 24h Vostok Komandirskie K-65 or 02-series over that one.
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Post by Nuvolari » May 2nd 2020, 3:05pm

I’m with Bloke on that - if it ain’t Swiss-sourced then the least - literally the LEAST - you should provide to the consumer should be a 9015. Otherwise, it comes across, to those that notice, as corner-cutting...
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Post by Thunder1 » May 2nd 2020, 3:10pm

Nuvolari wrote:
May 2nd 2020, 3:05pm
I’m with Bloke on that - if it ain’t Swiss-sourced then the least - literally the LEAST - you should provide to the consumer should be a 9015. Otherwise, it comes across, to those that notice, as corner-cutting...
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Re: Bulova A-15

Post by bobbee » January 19th 2021, 6:35am

I remember Lisa of the 'Watchophilia' site, who has the largest Bulova collection in the world (1000+) buying an original A-15 on my recommendation in 2014 for $1100. She missed out on another an original US navy dive watch when it got to $5,000+ (her maximum bid was 5,000), which went on to fetch over $35,000... She never put the A-15 on her site as she went on to making her own pottery in her art studio and lost interest in watches. Never saw any of her watches for sale though.
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