Bulova 98B230 Marine Star Chronograph Watch
Bulova is an American Watch Company that was founded in New York City in 1875 by Joseph Bulova. It was purchased by the Citizen Watch Company in 2008 for $250 million and currently operates as a division of Citizen.
The Bulova Marine Star Chronograph Watch is a stainless steel chronograph watch in Bulova's Marine Star line. The specifications of the watch are as follows:
Model Number: 98B230
Band Material: 316L Stainless Steel
Band Width: 20 Millimeters
Band Color: Silver and Pale Gold (Gold Plated)
Bezel: 60-click Dive Bezel
Case Diameter: 43 Millimeters
Case Thickness: 10.5 Millimeters
Crystal: Mineral Crystal
Dial Color: Navy Blue
Features: Chronograph Complication (Ticking Hand)
Water Resistance: 100 Meters
The Bulova Marine Star Chronograph is a 43 millimeter chronograph watch with a dive bezel, giving it a water resistance of only 100 meters (whereas typical dive watches have a watch resistance of 200 meters and above). The bezel rotates smoothly and the chronograph function works well, and the watch has an attractive blue face. The bracelet feels well made and sturdy, and the pale gold links on the watch band matches the pale gold on the crown, pushers, and hands and indices of the watch itself. However, the pale gold is not as bright as other gold plated two tone watch bands are, and the watch does not have the original Bulova tuning fork logo.
Nevertheless this watch is well-constructed, functional, and unique for its chronograph and rotating bezel complications. For these reasons, the Bulova Marine Star 98B230 is recommended by Lion Stationers. It can purchased from the following vendors (click on the company name to go to the website's listings):