October 23, 2010

Bulova Champlain Precisionist Review

Bulova Champlain Precisionist Watch Review

  There is a lot of buzz about the breakthrough movement from Bulova, the Precisionist (more info on the Precisionist movement in the Claremont review below). The Champlain is sporty and bold in design. From the many crisp angles to the carbon fiber dial, the Champlain is not under designed. The first time I saw this watch the hands of all things grabbed my attention, they remind me of IWC’s Aquatimer 2000 hour/minute hands.    
  Anyway, the Champlain comes in few different color scheme options, this version 96B131 (96B132, 96B133 available) is accented in blue and yellow. The yellow seconds hand manages to be distinctive and subtle, a nice touch. The date is nicely displayed at the 3 o’clock position and integrated into the flow of the 24 hour time. The screw down crown has machined diagonal groves for easy gripping. At 300m of water resistance the Champlain is ready to get wet.
Overall, with the unique Precisionist movement, deployant bracelet, and carbon fiber dial, the Bulova Champlain delivers a well rounded watch at nice price point.

Pros - Precisionist Quartz, carbon fiber dial, 300m   
Considerations - Mineral crystal scratches much easier than sapphire.

Case: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 46.5mm
Crystal: Mineral
Dial: Carbon Fiber
Bracelet: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Type: Deployant
Movmt: Precisionist Quartz
Water Resistant: 300M
Lug Width: 24mm

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