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A watch is one of the most eye-catching accessories to tie an outfit together. Who hasn’t been secretly thrilled when asked something like: “Where did you get that watch? What brand is it?” For men who demand both functionality and luxury, look no further than Bulova.
Bulova, a nearly 150-year-old American watch company, is a brand synonymous with style and timelessness and a favorite pick amongst many timepiece lovers. Whether it’s time to spruce up your accessories or you’re in search of the most useful gift for that special man in your life, we’ve pulled together some of the best Bulova men’s watches to shop in 2023. And, while he may continually insist he doesn’t need or want anything for his birthday, the holidays, or any gift-giving opportunity, you still want to show your gratitude with something memorable and meaningful.
No matter if he golfs, runs, cooks, or cheers on his favorite baseball team in his free time, he’ll appreciate a gift that’s simultaneously practical, classic, and special. Not just any watch will do, though. There’s a good chance he already has an Apple Watch or another fitness tracker, so you’ll want to choose an elevated timepiece to complement his collection. And, no, there’s no need to spend thousands of dollars (he probably wouldn’t want you to, anyway). Keep reading to see some of our top picks from Bulova.
Price: $380 (was $475)
The Surveyor is for the man who isn’t afraid to have a little fun in the style department. The stainless steel case and bracelet give a classic look while the blue dial adds a pop of color — and, odds are, the deep hue will go with most of the pieces in his closet. Not to mention, the three-hand dial watch is automatic (meaning there’s no battery he’ll have to replace).
Price: $500 (was $625)
Some watches are subtle; the Marine Star is not one of them. Instead, the bold timepiece gives off an air of confidence and power, which can be backed up by its capabilities. Made of black ion-plated stainless steel, the battery-powered watch displays the date (alongside the time), and the sport luxury design ensures it’s water-resistant up to 100 meters.
Price: $315 (was $395)
If you’re gifting a man who loves a throwback moment (or one who frequently travels between time zones), you’ll want to get him the Computron. Modeled after timepiece styles from the 1970s, the gold-tone stainless steel watch is characterized by its red LED display (which can be programmed to showcase two different time zones). It’s elegant and functional — what else could he want in a watch?
Price: $380 (was $475)
Sometimes, the best things come in sleek, understated packages. Case in point: the Aerojet. The croc-embossed black leather strap plays foil to the stainless steel case adorned with a rose gold-tone crown. It’s a decidedly masculine timepiece, but the detail and care put into the design — like the coordinating rose gold-tone hands and markers — is apparent the moment you open the box.
Price: $360 (was $450)
If it’s an everyday watch you’re looking for, then the American Clipper just might do the trick. The gold-tone accents, black leather strap, and open aperture black dial create a simple, sophisticated appearance. With the addition of its water-resistant feature and the sub-sweep dial, it’s a watch he’ll wear for years to come.
Price: $396 (was $495)
With a name like “Classic,” you know this is a watch that will never go out of style. Timeless it may be, but the battery-powered wrist accessory still has plenty of personality. The gold-tone case and bracelet balance the black dial, and the eight diamonds encircling the watch face add a tasteful touch of sparkle.
Price: $500 (was $625)
This one’s for the guy who believes in a prompt arrival, down to the second. The Special Edition Lunar Pilot Chronograph uses Bulova’s proprietary high-performance quartz technology to achieve timekeeping precision — and there are six total hands to keep him, and the whole family, on schedule. If he doesn’t love the black nylon strap, he can always switch it out with one of Bulova’s other bands.
There’s a specific kind of beauty in mechanical watches — and the Futuro embraces it completely. Its ability to keep time is powered by the release of a wound spring (no battery necessary), a function you can partially see from the face of the watch as well as the back. Made with black stainless steel and accented by gold-tone hands and hour markers, it’s a style that can be easily dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
Price: $1,036 (was $1,295)
If he’s a true watch enthusiast, he deserves a timepiece of the highest caliber: the Series X. The outer features include a brown leather strap, a rose gold-tone stainless steel case, and a gray Damascus steel top ring insert, but the inside is where the piece becomes something truly incredible. The black dial showcases a calendar window as well as a look into the brand’s proprietary Precisionist eight-hand chronograph high-precision quartz movement. The Series X is in a class of its own.
Price: $316 (was $395)
When jeans, t-shirts, and casual button-downs make up the majority of his wardrobe, buy him the Classics from Bulova. The stainless steel case, rose gold-tone finish, gray dial, and dark brown leather strap seamlessly work together to create a timepiece that will withstand all trends and changing styles. And it isn’t all about looks, either; the watch uses Bulova’s proprietary technology to maintain inimitable accuracy.
Prices are accurate and items in stock at time of publishing.