July 18, 2010

Bulova Precisionist Claremont Review

Bulova Precisionist Claremont Watch Review 

Bulova has created the most accurate watch with a continuous sweeping seconds hand! A continuous sweeping hand is typically synonymous with mechanical watches, the Precisionist is a quartz movement and a first of its kind. How did Bulova do this? They added a third prong to a standard two prong quartz crystal, creating a torsional resonator. The Precisionist has 8 times the vibration frequency of standard quartz movement. This movement is accurate to 10 seconds per year, really amazing considering that a standard quartz watch is only accurate to an average of 15 seconds per month. This is new era in quartz, no doubt about Bulova’s Precisionist Claremont (ref. 96B129) is a very well designed watch. My favorite part of the watch (besides the movement) are the recesses for the numerals. The date window at the 3 o’clock position flows quite nicely amongst recesses. The hands are polished with a small amount of lume, appropriate for this type of watch. It is a 44mm case, with a stainless steel bracelet and deployant clasp. One downside, the Claremont has mineral crystal, though standard at this price point. Overall, the Precisionist Claremont is a great watch, with a breakthrough new movement. 

Pros - Precisionist Quartz, nice dial, price point  

Considerations - Water resistance

Case: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 44mm
Crystal: Mineral
Dial: Black
Bracelet: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Type: Deployant
Movmt: Precisionist Quartz
Water Resistant: 30M
Lug Width: ?


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