£277.07 Bulova Men's Moon Watch Apollo 15 1971 Replica with Exclusive High Frequency Quartz Movement @ Amazon
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£277.07 Bulova Men's Moon Watch Apollo 15 1971 Replica with Exclusive High Frequency Quartz Movement @ Amazon

£277.07
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Found 5th Jan
Nice moon watch by Bulova,

23 Comments

Thought they used omega's?

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jimhuf

Thought they used omega's?



Bulova made space history on August 2, 1971—during the Apollo 15 mission, a moon pilot chronograph, customized for lunar conditions by Bulova engineers, was worn on the moon

---Apprently, but yes Omega Speedy's were famous for it

262kHz is quite high.

This is a great deal, they tend to sell secondhand for £300.

good price, hot

That's a super-cool watch, very tempted.
Thanks OP.

This is an excellent watch with an amazing, understated history. Great price, not sure why it's gone cold - it's £489 in beaverbrooks and earnest jones. Also guaranteed not to lose money at that price, okay it's not a Speedy, but then it's not £3k to buy either!

Says it's £275.66 now, every little helps I've just ordered one myself - I first heard about this at Baselworld but didn't really want to give £500 odd for it, bottom line is if you like watches, you'll like and appreciate this one.
Edited by: "TheMightyClam" 5th Jan

Just another expensive case with a quartz movement in it. I for one can't understand the attraction - like one of those kit cars that look the part but are built on a bog standard car chassis and drive train.

For this sort of money you could get a nice vintage auto or a newer Vostok or similar with a classic movement in it.

Each to their own I guess.

This is a well respected watch on lots of watch forums check out the threads on watchuseek ! Hot from me !!

Hot! Great watch with a great background, been contemplating buying a Bulova moon watch for a while after reading about the history of the watch and the great reviews.

Have submitted a price match request to watchshop.com and will await their response. If price match is unsuccessful I'll order from Amazon.

Thanks OP! Second watch of 2017 already..
Edited by: "LRMD98" 6th Jan

Would also be interested if anyone has seen the 96B258 model at a discounted price?

Price now £271.45

Amazon have 340 of these watches in stock -- so price may go down quite a bit more!

Price match successful at the watchshop, ordered at £275 from them. Thanks OP for noticing original deal.

Nice watch, but it is a shame the main second hand is for the stopwatch only as the coolest thing about the 262,Khz (apart from the accuracy) is the continuous sweeping second hand.

ccw71

Nice watch, but it is a shame the main second hand is for the stopwatch … Nice watch, but it is a shame the main second hand is for the stopwatch only as the coolest thing about the 262,Khz (apart from the accuracy) is the continuous sweeping second hand.



​you will be hard pushed to find a chronograph watch that doesn't use the second hand for timing.

worthinger

Just another expensive case with a quartz movement in it. I for one … Just another expensive case with a quartz movement in it. I for one can't understand the attraction - like one of those kit cars that look the part but are built on a bog standard car chassis and drive train.For this sort of money you could get a nice vintage auto or a newer Vostok or similar with a classic movement in it.Each to their own I guess.



I think most folk would argue that the Accutron II movement isn't just another quartz movement. I generally hate and avoid expensive quartz, but I'd make an exception for this. I'd much rather have this than an entry level Tag F1 at 3 x the price, that's for sure.

thekanester

I think most folk would argue that the Accutron II movement isn't just … I think most folk would argue that the Accutron II movement isn't just another quartz movement. I generally hate and avoid expensive quartz, but I'd make an exception for this. I'd much rather have this than an entry level Tag F1 at 3 x the price, that's for sure.



I, purely out of admiration for mechanics , avoid qyartz regardless of brand. As I said, there are many exceptional mechanical timepieces available at this price point. Gerlach for instance.

TheBiker

Prefer this TBH



It's a lovely watch, and a good price if you don't mind waiting for Amazon to get it in stock.

worthinger

I, purely out of admiration for mechanics , avoid qyartz regardless of … I, purely out of admiration for mechanics , avoid qyartz regardless of brand. As I said, there are many exceptional mechanical timepieces available at this price point. Gerlach for instance.



Thanks for pointing out the Gerlach brand - it's pretty cool and I hadn't read about it. It does have a quartz heart, however but I'll forgive that. It's definitely on 'the list' now. X)

I've got a Vintage Gruen Electronic from the '70s, which is a pre-quartz electro-mechanical device. It's the ugliest thing ever, but one of my most favourite.

thekanester

Thanks for pointing out the Gerlach brand - it's pretty cool and I hadn't … Thanks for pointing out the Gerlach brand - it's pretty cool and I hadn't read about it. It does have a quartz heart, however but I'll forgive that. It's definitely on 'the list' now. X)I've got a Vintage Gruen Electronic from the '70s, which is a pre-quartz electro-mechanical device. It's the ugliest thing ever, but one of my most favourite.



Yes, some of the Gerlach watches are quartz, but the ones that are not are fantastic value.

I did have a watch from this brand - bought when the pound and euro were near 2/1. Sadly time and devaluation of the pound has made them expensive.

Edited by: "worthinger" 8th Jan

thekanester

It's a lovely watch, and a good price if you don't mind waiting for … It's a lovely watch, and a good price if you don't mind waiting for Amazon to get it in stock.


Bought one in September for £133

TheBiker

Bought one in September for £133



I almost did, but I just bought my Hamilton in August, so couldn't sneak it past the missus.
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