Bulova Lunar Pilot with steel bracelet - the other "moonwatch" £289 @ Amazon (temp oos)
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Bulova Lunar Pilot with steel bracelet - the other "moonwatch" £289 @ Amazon (temp oos)

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Found 8th Mar
I have been watching this watch on camelcamelcamel and it is now half price.

This is a well respected high quality wrist watch at a great price. Shipping currently set at 1-2 months however I have just received confirmation from Amazon that my order is shipping imminently.
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ezzer723 h, 4 m ago

I'll sell my Omega and get a Bulova then lads, thanks for the advice.


Have you got an Omega? You didn't mention that before!
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I have the leather strap version and it is a superb watch with beautiful packaging and engraving, absolute steal at this price for steel bracelet version.
That's a really nice watch imo
Literally just bought one of these from Beaverbrooks, gorgeous watch. Extremely accurate, high quality steel build and a sapphire crystal face. Awesome piece of history and will keep time better than a Speedmaster!
darecy45 m ago

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Thanks for posting! After watching this review it looks like this listing is the older version. I'm not too clued up on the various models though...
afergusonmusic10 m ago

will keep time better than a Speedmaster!


It will indeed, but so will this;

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Both quartz junk.
ezzer7213 m ago

It will indeed, but so will this;[Image] Both quartz junk.


That's right ..but which is bigger
ezzer7225 m ago

It will indeed, but so will this;[Image] Both quartz junk.


That particular fake won't keep time better than anything, let alone a Speedmaster.
Nice one.
lazyfatboy9 m ago

That particular fake won't keep time better than anything, let alone a …That particular fake won't keep time better than anything, let alone a Speedmaster.


Quartz watches are more accurate than mechanical watches, there is no way of getting away from that, doesn't make them better though.

My Planet Ocean loses a second here and there (haven't actually calculated it), but I just adjust it every month or two - no biggie.
pasgun10 m ago

https://www.beaverbrooks.co.uk/0105190/Bulova-Lunar-Pilot-Chronograph-Mens-Watch/p same price but OOS so not an amazing deal


I would agree if beaver brooks actually had it in stock, however it is more likely that they have reduced the price to increase footfall on their site through Google searches for the product.
ezzer7221 m ago

Quartz watches are more accurate than mechanical watches, there is no way …Quartz watches are more accurate than mechanical watches, there is no way of getting away from that, doesn't make them better though.My Planet Ocean loses a second here and there (haven't actually calculated it), but I just adjust it every month or two - no biggie.


Generally you're correct. I didn't want to suggest that they were 'better', whatever that means. I have around the same number of mechanical watches as quartz.
I would though say that particular quartz watch you put a picture of (the fake Casio) won't keep good time and would be surprised if it's less than 5 minutes a month out.

Also, I've got one of these Bulovas (and a couple of their other 'heritage' models and the HAQ movement in them is astonishingly accurate (a second or 2 per month for mine).
Edited by: "lazyfatboy" 8th Mar
lazyfatboy15 m ago

Generally you're correct. I didn't want to suggest that they were …Generally you're correct. I didn't want to suggest that they were 'better', whatever that means. I have around the same number of mechanical watches as quartz. I would though say that particular quartz watch you put a picture of (the fake Casio) won't keep good time and would be surprised if it's less than 5 minutes a month out.Also, I've got one of these Bulovas (and a couple of their other 'heritage' models and the HAQ movement in them is astonishingly accurate (a second or 2 per month for mine).


I had no idea the Casio in the picture was a fake - I am stunned that anybody would bother faking them. So ignore that particular detail, and pretend it's a REAL Casio (Wow!).

A real Casio quartz watch is more accurate than a mechanical/automatic watch, and I would be highly disappointed that your Bulova quartz is losing a second or two a month, I certainly wouldn't consider it a good thing.

My advice would be to get rid of your drawer full of cheap watches and invest in one good one that can be worn daily, but suitable for any occasion too.
ezzer7214 m ago

I had no idea the Casio in the picture was a fake - I am stunned that …I had no idea the Casio in the picture was a fake - I am stunned that anybody would bother faking them. So ignore that particular detail, and pretend it's a REAL Casio (Wow!).A real Casio quartz watch is more accurate than a mechanical/automatic watch, and I would be highly disappointed that your Bulova quartz is losing a second or two a month, I certainly wouldn't consider it a good thing.My advice would be to get rid of your drawer full of cheap watches and invest in one good one that can be worn daily, but suitable for any occasion too.


I think it is horses for courses when it comes to watch collections. I collect and covet mechanical watches but I also respect iconic quartz ones.
The cheap Casios are fantastically designed and do their job perfectly, g-shocks are the perfect reliable beater watch, the bulova Lunar has quite a bit history behind it and has some great technology and I don't think anyone with any interest in horology with dismiss the Grand Seiko quartz range.
My reason for purchasing this watch is mostly out of curiosity - I like the idea of having an affordable iconic watch. Is this going to have the same satisfying feeling as a Speedmaster - no chance. But it could be a great addition to my collection none the less.
alwayssunny883 m ago

I think it is horses for courses when it comes to watch collections. I …I think it is horses for courses when it comes to watch collections. I collect and covet mechanical watches but I also respect iconic quartz ones. The cheap Casios are fantastically designed and do their job perfectly, g-shocks are the perfect reliable beater watch, the bulova Lunar has quite a bit history behind it and has some great technology and I don't think anyone with any interest in horology with dismiss the Grand Seiko quartz range. My reason for purchasing this watch is mostly out of curiosity - I like the idea of having an affordable iconic watch. Is this going to have the same satisfying feeling as a Speedmaster - no chance. But it could be a great addition to my collection none the less.


Yeah, I guess, but I notice you use the term 'beater', and I see that a lot.

I wear my Planet Ocean 7 days a week, and apart from a small scratch on the clasp (which would probably polish out) it looks good as new.

A good watch is virtually indestructible, there is no need to reserve it for special occasions.
ezzer7219 m ago

Yeah, I guess, but I notice you use the term 'beater', and I see that a …Yeah, I guess, but I notice you use the term 'beater', and I see that a lot.I wear my Planet Ocean 7 days a week, and apart from a small scratch on the clasp (which would probably polish out) it looks good as new.A good watch is virtually indestructible, there is no need to reserve it for special occasions.


I think that is fair. I just wouldn't be able to bring myself to wear something so expensive while doing an activity with a risk of impact - movements can be damaged so easily and can be expensive to repair. Saying that my "beater" is a cheap automatic Orient Ray II which I dropped in the first week of ownership so already keeps terrible time, but it does still look good on my wirst!
Nice looking watch decent price. Heat.
ezzer721 h, 58 m ago

I had no idea the Casio in the picture was a fake - I am stunned that …I had no idea the Casio in the picture was a fake - I am stunned that anybody would bother faking them. So ignore that particular detail, and pretend it's a REAL Casio (Wow!).A real Casio quartz watch is more accurate than a mechanical/automatic watch, and I would be highly disappointed that your Bulova quartz is losing a second or two a month, I certainly wouldn't consider it a good thing.My advice would be to get rid of your drawer full of cheap watches and invest in one good one that can be worn daily, but suitable for any occasion too.


Bit of a snobby comment as you have absolutely no idea which watches I do have, but then from someone who has proudly proclaimed twice he has a PO, that's not surprising. I don't feel the need to boast about the more expensive watches I own

And for you to dismiss a 12 second/year accuracy rate (at a second a month) shows pretty accurately (see what I did there ?) how little you know about watches
Plonked down an order for one, 1-2 months gives me time to mull it.

btw, I use PriceSpy more often now, far more detail price and popularity tracking than Camel; pricespy.co.uk/pro…982

Looks like it hit £259 in Jan, but can't see where exactly.
The raised crystal would worry me somewhat. Sapphire is highly scratch resistant (relative to mineral crystal) but quite prone to shattering due to impact. The crystal is sticking up so much I fear an accidental sideways impact (while swinging your arms etc) at just the right (wrong) angle could shatter the whole thing.
lazyfatboy1 h, 47 m ago

I don't feel the need to boast about the more expensive watches I own I don't feel the need to boast about the more expensive watches I own And for you to dismiss a 12 second/year accuracy rate (at a second a month) shows pretty accurately (see what I did there ?) how little you know about watches


Probably a genuine Casio is the pick of the bunch

Quartz watches are supposed to be exceptionally accurate, a reasonable branded one (describing itself as HAQ) shouldn't lose 1 or 2 seconds a month - this is about what you would expect from a 'certified chronometer' auto, which never promises to be adjustment free.
I saw this piece in tkmax today for £199 if someone is looking for?
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ezzer7214 m ago

Probably a genuine Casio is the pick of the bunch Quartz watches are …Probably a genuine Casio is the pick of the bunch Quartz watches are supposed to be exceptionally accurate, a reasonable branded one (describing itself as HAQ) shouldn't lose 1 or 2 seconds a month - this is about what you would expect from a 'certified chronometer' auto, which never promises to be adjustment free.


Another comment showing you're still not up to speed on accuracy of watches.
Genuine HAQ watches are rated at around 10 seconds a year. A certified chronometer automatic watch can lose 4 seconds or gain 6 seconds per DAY and still be certified. Yearly, that could be a cumulative gain or loss of many minutes. If your expectations are for an auto COSC watch to be 1-2 seconds per month, you'll be sorely disappointed with most of them. Yes it's possible to regulate some of them to this, but it certainly isn't standard.
ezzer7215 m ago

Probably a genuine Casio is the pick of the bunch Quartz watches are …Probably a genuine Casio is the pick of the bunch Quartz watches are supposed to be exceptionally accurate, a reasonable branded one (describing itself as HAQ) shouldn't lose 1 or 2 seconds a month - this is about what you would expect from a 'certified chronometer' auto, which never promises to be adjustment free.


Rubbish! The best Quartz movements will gain/lose at least a second or two a month consistently. If your planet ocean is 1-2 seconds out a month I would suggest it is a fake with a quartz movement
+/- 30 seconds a month is very good for a certified chronometer but will usually vary and get worse the longer you leave it's service!
I'll sell my Omega and get a Bulova then lads, thanks for the advice.
time is a relative concept - if you running every day time slows down... so your watch regardless if is omega or casio
BKMacC18 m ago

That is so, so wrong and clearly you know absolutely nothing about watches


Hehe. Care to expand on that ? I've seen those fakes, a friend's child got one, and it was *truly* appalling at timekeeping. What else was incorrect about what I said ?
lazyfatboy2 m ago

Hehe. Care to expand on that ? I've seen those fakes, a friend's child got …Hehe. Care to expand on that ? I've seen those fakes, a friend's child got one, and it was *truly* appalling at timekeeping. What else was incorrect about what I said ?


Sorry, quoted wrong person.
darecy3 h, 12 m ago

I saw this piece in tkmax today for £199 if someone is looking for?


Which branch?
ezzer723 h, 4 m ago

I'll sell my Omega and get a Bulova then lads, thanks for the advice.


Have you got an Omega? You didn't mention that before!
ezzer723 h, 39 m ago

I'll sell my Omega and get a Bulova then lads, thanks for the advice.


I don't understand what's got you so bothered? If you want accuracy and zero maintenance, buy a quartz. If you want complexity and craftsmanship, buy a quality automatic. I have both, and Omega have both.
Edited by: "TacticalTimbo" 8th Mar
ezzer726 h, 15 m ago

I'll sell my Omega and get a Bulova then lads, thanks for the advice.


I hate to break it to you....you have a run of the mill, mass produced Omega, wrapped in the finest marketing fluff (read bullshit) targeted at cement salesmen to make them think they have achieved something.... By the time you buy a proper watch you might have devolped enough sense not to feel the need to brag about it.

This is a great little watch for the price - heat. Incidentally if you liked this Bulova and the attached space heritage, take the time to look up a Seiko Pogue - they are a great watch and rapidly appreciating.
Tyranicus6613 m ago

I hate to break it to you....you have a run of the mill, mass produced …I hate to break it to you....you have a run of the mill, mass produced Omega, wrapped in the finest marketing fluff (read bullshit) targeted at cement salesmen to make them think they have achieved something.... By the time you buy a proper watch you might have devolped enough sense not to feel the need to brag about it.


Thank you for the info, but please rest assured that I didn’t think it had been hand made for me, by God himself.

I wasn’t meaning to brag, apologies if it came across that way to anyone, we were talking watches and that happens to be the one I currently own.

You are being rather harsh with your summary of Omega though, they are a very well made watch (I would argue better build quality than the other top mainstream brand, Rolex - and yes, I’ve owned those too) and are highly regarded amongst collectors and enthusiasts.

Personally, even if I was the wealthiest man on the planet, I wouldn’t be buying any of the weird and wonderful looking watches that are considered the highest end models.

It sounds like you want to tell us about yours, knock yourself out.

edit: actually don’t, just realised you’re a Christopher Ward man have they started selling those in Argos yet?
Edited by: "ezzer72" 8th Mar
Good read for you here

devonbuy.com/wat…hy/

Not 100% but pretty damn close

Chr Ward watches are top smash about dailies...who wants to wreck a PP Calatrava doing the gardening :P
Edited by: "Tyranicus66" 8th Mar
Tyranicus6627 m ago

Good read for you herehttps://www.devonbuy.com/watch-brand-hierarchy/Not …Good read for you herehttps://www.devonbuy.com/watch-brand-hierarchy/Not 100% but pretty damn closeChr Ward watches are top smash about dailies...who wants to wreck a PP Calatrava doing the gardening :P


Rolex beneath Tiffany Watch Co....not sure about that, certainly not going by used prices(depreciation). In fact, I'd question why the products of jewellry makers, rank more highly in general?
Tyranicus6627 m ago

Good read for you herehttps://www.devonbuy.com/watch-brand-hierarchy/Not …Good read for you herehttps://www.devonbuy.com/watch-brand-hierarchy/Not 100% but pretty damn closeChr Ward watches are top smash about dailies...who wants to wreck a PP Calatrava doing the gardening :P


I imagine your wife is more worried about getting Fairy liquid in it...

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As I said earlier, it’s not all about what they cost, that looks like a Rotary.
Haha, Hublot in tier 1b.

Have they had their 10th anniversary yet?

Bit of an exaggeration there I know, but no heritage to speak of.

That list/chart is very questionable.
Tyranicus661 h, 5 m ago

wrapped in the finest marketing fluff (read bullshit) targeted at cement …wrapped in the finest marketing fluff (read bullshit) targeted at cement salesmen to make them think they have achieved something....


Haha, this is a brilliant bit of ‘pot, kettle, black’.

I see from your previous posts that you run Audis and fully buy into the ‘German engineering’ thing.

It explains why you also buy a lot of oil...

Would you like me to follow suit and link to some reliability surveys?
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