Bulova Super Seville
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 Super Seville is a discontinued automatic watch produced by Bulova. The specifications of the watch are as follows:
- Model Number: Super Seville
- Band Material: Stainless Steel
- Band Width: 20 Millimeters
- Band Color: Silver
- Bezel: Fixed Fluted Bezel
- Bezel Color: Silver
- Case Back: Solid
- Case Diameter: 36 Millimeters
- Case Thickness: 12 Millimeters
- Clasp: Fold Over
- Crystal: Hardlex
- Dial Color: White
- Features: Day and Date Complication at 3 O'clock Position
- Movement: ETA Automatic (Self-Winding)
- Power Reserve: 40 Hours
- Water Resistance: N/A
The Bulova Super Seville is a dress watch that pays tribute to the Rolex Day Date; the Super Seville borrows several design elements from the Day Date, most notably its famed day complication at the 12 O'clock position and its date complication at the 3 O'clock position. Additionally, the Super Seville mimics the dial and bezel design of the Rolex Day Date, rendering it an "homage" watch. The Super Seville for this review is pictured side-by-side with a 40mm Seiko SKX033 and on a 7" wrist.
While the Bulova Super Seville may not be entirely unique in design, it differs from Rolex in one key aspect - all of the Super Sevilles produced are in stainless steel (with some gold plating, depending on the design of the watch). The Rolex Day Date, comparatively, was seldom manufactured in stainless steel, leaving all modern iterations of the watch to be made only in precious metals (gold, silver or platinum). Hence the Super Seville is a good deal cheaper than the Rolex Day Date, making it more appropriate for casual wear. Nevertheless, the Super Seville will often get mistook by a passerby for a Rolex Day Date due to its design similarity.
The Bulova Super Seville comes in a range of colors and finishes, has an ETA movement that is relatively easy to service, a full day complication at the 12 O'Clock position and a date window at the 3 O'clock position with a cyclops. The watch is only 36 millimeters in size, but it has a relatively large wrist presence. The bracelet on the watch feels solid and is reminiscent of the "President" style bracelet of the Rolex Day Date. After having the movement serviced for the Super Seville, the watch ran reliably for approximately 40 hours. The watch can be worn for both formal and casual occasions due to its design, and its day date complication are useful for individuals who need frequent reminders of the day of the week or date.
For the aforementioned reasons, the Bulova Super Seville is recommended by Lion Stationers. It can be purchased from the following vendors (click on the company name to go to the website's listings):