Hands on with the Bulova Curv

Hands on with the Bulova Curv

Postby Racer-X » February 14th 2017, 8:46pm

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Re: Hands on with the Bulova Curv

Postby 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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Re: Hands on with the Bulova Curv

Postby conjurer » February 14th 2017, 9:41pm

I don't fucking hate it.
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Re: Hands on with the Bulova Curv

Postby jaw » February 15th 2017, 12:49am

I liked them too until I handled them live at Macy's. After that, I hated every variation.
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Re: Hands on with the Bulova Curv

Postby jason_recliner » February 15th 2017, 2:03am

What was wrong with them, Jaw? They look great in the pics.
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Re: Hands on with the Bulova Curv

Postby 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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Re: Hands on with the Bulova Curv

Postby jason_recliner » February 15th 2017, 3:03am

That's a real shame.
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Re: Hands on with the Bulova Curv

Postby horn_doc » February 15th 2017, 9:31am

I just recently checked these out at our local AD. I tried one on and I thought it was lightweight and comfortable. The curved design really hugs the wrist. I'm not really into the chronographs so they wouldn't be for me, but they are very sleek and modern looking.
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Re: Hands on with the Bulova Curv

Postby bobbee » February 15th 2017, 9:58am

Don't see the point in a see through case back with nothing happening under it. Like staring at a washing machine when it's not turned on.
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Re: Hands on with the Bulova Curv

Postby 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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Re: Hands on with the Bulova Curv

Postby 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

Postby 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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Re: Hands on with the Bulova Curv

Postby 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

Postby 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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Re: Hands on with the Bulova Curv

Postby Pubbie » May 9th 2019, 10:34am

Looks a bit too strange for me. Dial arrangement is Rado Hyperchrome-ish and is interesting enough for me to wonder how it would look in a more conventional steel case.
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Re: Hands on with the Bulova Curv

Postby Rusty » May 9th 2019, 1:06pm

The chronograph system is weird...unlike a Japanese or Swiss chrono. Certainly not worth the list price and I don't think even worth the refurb prices from ebay sellers.
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Re: Hands on with the Bulova Curv

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » May 10th 2019, 3:59pm

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