Bulova Men's UHF Military Watch 96B229 £57.99 @ Argos
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Bulova Men's UHF Military Watch 96B229 £57.99 @ Argos

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LocalFound 11th Sep 2017Edited by:"Lancman"
Bulova seem to have discontinued this watch and Argos are selling off remaining stock at a great price.
Very little stock left in local stores, so it will be pot luck if any available near you.
Still available for home delivery at time of posting.

Well made military style watch with UHF movement, so it has a nice smooth sweeping second hand. Normally about £100
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This looks like quite a good deal, and for a change with Argos posts for items the item is available at a couple of local stores. I really can't justify buying another everyday watch, but well done OP, I have added some heat.
Amazon historical average on camel looks £120 and lowest £80 ..... So looks a deal. there is stock locally so I am giving it some thought, albeit I would change the strap.
Thank you! I've been waiting for this to reduce in price for a while. Excellent deal.
Wow - I paid £80 for mine recently from a deal on here. This is fantastic value. It's a great watch. I swapped the strap on mine to black leather and it looks great.
Edited by: "fishz" 11th Sep 2017
I've been waiting for something like this to come up and I just happened to log on and see it and there is one in stock quite close to me. Many thanks Lancman. Love the watch.
100m water resistant means it's suitable for swimming and even a bit of cheeky snorkeling too
Oos in quite a lot of places..
I didnt reallllly need a new watch, dammit hukd you did it again! Bulova are a quality make.
CountryLad1 h, 24 m ago

I didnt reallllly need a new watch, dammit hukd you did it again! Bulova …I didnt reallllly need a new watch, dammit hukd you did it again! Bulova are a quality make.



Yes, made by Citizen - I posted the £79 deal a few weeks ago - nice to see it even lower and with stock - heat added.
Great deal. Grabbed one of these when they were £80. Really nice watch. Keeps fantastic time. Mines only gained one second in four months.
Bulova regular movements are solid quality, but their UHF quarts is the best movement in the world. Only thing that ticks smoother is a spring drive (look up the price on that co.pared to this) and there are no movements more accurate than this that aren't radio controlled.

Superb watches
I was on the lookout for a new watch. Then seen this. Thanks for posting. Heat added
So I ordered, did my research, collected and was so disappointed. It just looked almost childlike and Timex 1980s on my wrist and certainly not in anyway anything other than ordinary. Hence I didn't take it but still a deal based on cost and quality.
Great find. Thanks OP.

Two things to consider (I have owned a few Bulova quartz watches):

- Due to the high frequency quartz, battery life is quoted at 2-3 years. You might get more (and you can always pop out the crown and stop the movement to save battery if you're not wearing it). But it's a factor.

- With some of the higher water resistance cases, high street jewelers (e.g. Ernest Jones) are reluctant to do a quick battery change in store. They'll tell you that it has to be sent away and costs £60+. You should be okay with this model (100m), but I quickly reconsidered the Lobsters and Snorkels since a proper battery change every two years would be the same ownership costs as an Omega Seamaster!

Neither of these things should put you off this watch. It's really well done for sub-£100, and the sweeping hand is quite hypnotic!
Baldricky12 m ago

So I ordered, did my research, collected and was so disappointed. It just …So I ordered, did my research, collected and was so disappointed. It just looked almost childlike and Timex 1980s on my wrist and certainly not in anyway anything other than ordinary. Hence I didn't take it but still a deal based on cost and quality.

You should have a look at the Steinhart pilot watches , you might like them .
Awesome, going to add this to my daily beater collection
Just found this deal and love this watch but no home delivery available and no stores in Scotland have it in stock.
If any kind fellow watch enthusiast on here reads this and there is stock in your area and it's not a major hassle....I would be sooo grateful if you could bag me one and I could sort you out(incl deliv) via paypal.
Long shot...but please pop me a message if you could do this for me as I love the look of this watch:-)
Why has this deal expired? it's still available to collect in store
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oioisavaloi1 h, 55 m ago

Why has this deal expired? it's still available to collect in store



It wasn't me.
I picked one up today, but how can this be water resistant to 100m when the crown doesn't screw down ......
glam116 h, 16 m ago

Just found this deal and love this watch but no home delivery available …Just found this deal and love this watch but no home delivery available and no stores in Scotland have it in stock. If any kind fellow watch enthusiast on here reads this and there is stock in your area and it's not a major hassle....I would be sooo grateful if you could bag me one and I could sort you out(incl deliv) via paypal. Long shot...but please pop me a message if you could do this for me as I love the look of this watch:-)

Glam1 where are you based in Scotland as I have one reserved in Lanarkshire if it is any use to you ?
I've got one at wood green if anyone wants it?
J9STL1 h, 12 m ago

I picked one up today, but how can this be water resistant to 100m when …I picked one up today, but how can this be water resistant to 100m when the crown doesn't screw down ......




Its 200mtr WR watches that have a screw down crown, not 100mtr watches.
Biker.Jeff54 m ago

Its 200mtr WR watches that have a screw down crown, not 100mtr watches.



OK, but without a screw down crown, surely water will ingress well before the pressure at 100m surely ?
I think I read a review of someone's failing after a "normal" swim IIRC
J9STL4 m ago

OK, but without a screw down crown, surely water will ingress well before …OK, but without a screw down crown, surely water will ingress well before the pressure at 100m surely ?I think I read a review of someone's failing after a "normal" swim IIRC




100m WR doesn't mean you can dive to 100m depth.
It'll be fine for swimming & snorkling.
Biker.Jeff4 m ago

100m WR doesn't mean you can dive to 100m depth. It'll be fine for …100m WR doesn't mean you can dive to 100m depth. It'll be fine for swimming & snorkling.



yeah, just googled it ....my other watch (Tag) has screw down crown....but it cost a lot more than the Bulova
Just picked mine up and solid little watch to wear daily. Not a fan of the green strap but I already knew that so will be replacing that before I start wearing it and it is a very smooth movement. Also quiet, in fact I maybe retiring my Timex Weekender, I actually leave it in a hallway as it's horrendously loud for a small watch.
The US version of these have a screw down crown. The European ones don't.
esq35858 h, 38 m ago

Glam1 where are you based in Scotland as I have one reserved in …Glam1 where are you based in Scotland as I have one reserved in Lanarkshire if it is any use to you ?

Hi esq3585
Only just found your message
I am near Stirling but my Dad is near Hamilton and could pick it up
Would love to get the watch if you still have it reserved
Let me know
Cheers
glam1
Still in stock around Lincolnshire
Thanks to esq3585 I managed to get one reserved in Scotland...not many around!!
This is a great watch for the money.
Thanks to OP and esq3585!!
This appears to have gone back in stock around Tyne and Wear and option to prepay and collect in 4 days in most places too.
I was of two minds as to whether to buy this. I am not really a watch person. This was only the second watches I have bought in the last two decades. The previous purchase was a vibrating digital watch. I am pleased though that I did. The time-piece is beautiful. The strap is also classy. Unfortunately, the strap and the time-piece do not look right together. I am not sure what I will do about this long-term, this is though not one of life's big problems.
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sean856618 m ago

I was of two minds as to whether to buy this. I am not really a watch …I was of two minds as to whether to buy this. I am not really a watch person. This was only the second watches I have bought in the last two decades. The previous purchase was a vibrating digital watch. I am pleased though that I did. The time-piece is beautiful. The strap is also classy. Unfortunately, the strap and the time-piece do not look right together. I am not sure what I will do about this long-term, this is though not one of life's big problems.



Luckily this watch seems to go well with just about any type of strap. I have mine on a steel mesh one at the moment and quite like it.
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If anyone has one of these and wants to move it on, give me a shout please.
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