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Pardon the stupid question, but does "automatic" mean you don't have to wind it, even though it's mechanical?

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Automatic = Mechanical + kinetic winding. So other than the first time you wear it, you won't have to wind it as long as you wear it regularly.

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@tsfisch: You can also purchase an rocker to put your watch in while you're not wearing it. They're not a bad investment if you're going to take it off for more than a few days

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I own few Bulovas ... They are solid, durable, and classy!

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You know your getting old when your self-winding watch stops

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Bulova's are great/affordable watches and they are quite classy if I do say so myself

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This looks like the same movement that is in my Relic, I have seen this movement in several $60-250 "skeleton" watches. Its not a bad movement but I have notices a variance of -1 through +3 seconds a day on this movement. Which sadly is the same for most automatic movements. This comic sums that up well http://thedoghousediaries.com/2965

Only other issue I have seen is the watch getting over wound and the slip gear breaking. But I have not seen that in person, Only in reviews.

Here is my watch:
http://www.amazon.com/RELIC-Gunmetal-Stainless-Steel-Automatic/dp/B003ZZ0VFG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1331795820&sr=8-2

EDIT: Closer inspection of the back of the watch it does look slightly different than mine so it may be a different movement. However the statement about accuracy still stands true. Automatic watches tend to be off a second or two each day so keep that in mind.

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I wonder if this will work better than the Stuhrling I just bought. Works great for about a half hour and then mysteriously stops. This is after a full mechanical wind, too.

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I've always liked my Bulova - but recently I've started "killing" watch batteries (most don't even last a week for some reason). So I'm in for one... hoping it takes care of my "charging" issues!

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@minngreengt: You (or whoever you've appointed to the task) may be using old batteries or discharging the battery when installing it. My advice would be to make sure you're using fresh batteries and to wear a pair of insulating gloves (like medical examining latex gloves) when you change the battery. The alternative is to change the battery really quickly!

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@capguncowboy: The technical term for a "rocker" is a "winder" or "watch winder."

A primer on mechanical watches:
The way a mechanical watch - manual winds and automatics - is that the mainspring is wound tighter and as it slowly unwinds, it powers the movement (the watch's engine). In a manual wind, you wind it by hand daily. With an auto, there's a weight that's attached to the mainspring. As your wrist moves through walking or whatever, the weight swings and winds the mainspring. Modern mechanical watches have a 40+ power reserve, how long it takes for the mainspring to fully unwind and the watch stops running. If it stops running, you can restart it by winding it or just wearing it again, if an automatic.

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As for winders, you'll find them at various price levels but with these, the axiom "you get what you pay for" is particularly true. There are ones that run constantly which isn't necessarily good for the watch as the watch may not have a clutch mechanism that prevents overwinding. There are ones where you can program to turn x times an hour so you don't overwind but keep it at max wind. Of course, if you don't wind it at the same rate or more than the drain, then your watch will slowly run down.

But if you only have one watch and wear it regularly, there's no reason to get a winder as many watch's power reserve is around 40 hours. Pick it up next morning and wear it and it'll be up to full power in an hour or so.

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not knocking this deal, but i just want to point out that even the people that I notice that wear watches still check their phone to see what time it is. Someone should invent a watch that makes people not want to check their phone. I have many watches that I don't even wear anymore cause I wouldn't use 'em.... Anyway, this has nothing to do with this deal, just want to be that guy that says something semi-related in the comment section... :)

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If it wasn't a skeleton style, I would be in. I don't need to see the machinery. What's next, hoodless cars?

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Since Bulova is owned by Citizen, I'd expect this to have a Miyota (also part of Citizen) movement in it. However, I would love to see what model of movement this is (aside from 21 jewel type) and know how accurate it really is. I would hope it's more accurate than the Chinese Seagull movements that have permeated the ~$100 mark of the mechanical watch world.

As for the comment about seeing hoodless cars; check out some homebrew hotrods. At the least you'll likely see an overly large supercharger sticking through the hood, and in some cases, a hoodless car. Hiding things under shrouds (as so many cars, and other products do) is typically just to appease people who don't know, or don't care how things work, and want things to "look pretty."

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@unexplodedcow: I'm not so sure about the hoodless cars and all that. I'm not a fan of skeleton watches but I do like display backs as long as the movements are finished. Bear in mind that the same watch like the Omega Speedmaster can have both a solid case back and a display back but with the display back, the movement is nicely finished.

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@lilith8968: I own and wear the white dial version, purchased September 2011 for my anniversary, and after approximately 16 hours of wearing, it will keep ticking until I wake up the next morning. Wear it during some arm-swinging activity, like walking or golfing or archery or in-line blading, and you'll be good to forget about it for almost an extra day.
And no scratches on the dial yet.
Con: On the heavy side.

Link to other version, and verification that the price is a good deal:
http://www.amazon.com/Bulova-96A107-Automatic-White-Bracelet/dp/B001HBUQ14/ref=pd_sbs_watch_1

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I bought the version of this watch that comes with a metal band about 3 months ago and couldn't be more satisfied.

It looks great, keeps good time and feels solid. It was my first Bulova watch and I'm glad I went with it.

I will say that when I purchased the watch I was told that fully wound it would have about 36 hours standby, but I found that it's more like 18 hours.

Manufacturer's Page:
http://www.bulova.com/en_us/watch/bulova/mechanical/96a113

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@rwoodruff13: Only 18 hours? That's really low for a fully wound watch. Mostly I see 40 hour standby, and a cheap Armitron I have will do all of that (38-40 it seems). I wonder if yours might have a winding issue, or isn't wound all the way. Possibly a higher BPM that unwinds the spring faster?

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I've been looking for a watch like this at a good price for a very long time. Just pulled the trigger over at Tanga and feel really good about it. Here's a link to the watch on the Bulova site, it really gives you a good idea of what it looks like http://www.bulova.com/en_us/watch/bulova/mechanical/96a113 The reviews for it and the bulova 96a107 which is the same watch with a metal band are outstanding http://www.amazon.com/Bulova-96A107-Automatic-White-Bracelet/product-reviews/B001HBUQ14/ref=cm_cr_pr_btm_link_next_2?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&pageNumber=2&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

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Had no one noticed that it looks absolutely hideous?

Good brand, don't get me wrong, but that particular one is nasty.

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@breaddrink: Just cause you dont like the looks doesnt mean its hideous.

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@breaddrink: Your opinion would be that it looks hideous. My opinion would be that you have bad taste in watches.

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@nb109: Heh, yes that'll be it.
Tastes vary and all, I'm not claiming to be the final word, but it looks like a retro toaster for hipsters.