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BULOVA – Archive Series MIL-SHIPS-W-2181 Special Edition 98A266

98A266

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Bulova Archive Series MIL-SHIPS-W-2181 Special Edition

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Description

Bulova Archive Series MIL-SHIPS-W-2181 Special Edition

The Bulova Archive Series MIL-SHIPS-W-2181 is a Special Edition based on a 1957 prototype that was never commercially launched. Consequently, this is the first time Bulova enthusiasts have the opportunity to own this special timepiece.

Moisture Indicator

Originally conceived for the U.S. Navy, the MIL-SHIPS-W-2181 watch has some unique features. Firstly, a paper strip on the dial indicates if moisure enters the watch and changes colour if the 200m water resistance ever starts to fail. Secondly, the bezel will only rotate if it is pressed down.

Case, Dial, Crown

At 41mm in diameter the stainless steel case is in a matt finish. Additionally, it has a domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal which is an upgrade from the original prototype. However, in many ways Bulova have remained faithful to the original design. In particular, the black dial has the same beige and white hour markers. These are luminescent to ensure that the dial shines brightly in the dark. Moreover, Bulova have even kept the same lettering on the logo as the original. The insignia on the screw down crown is also a retro “BULOVA” rather than the modern tuning fork.

Diver

With a water resistance of 20 bar (200m), the Archive Series MIL SHIPS Watch is not a watch for the professional diver. However, it is suitable for showering, snorkelling and swimming and is ideal as a sports watch.  Moreover, its historical links to the U.S. Navy make it a really intersting piece and perfect for channelling that retro vibe. Discover more about the Bulova Archive MIL SHIPS Watch in our article.

Bulova

Bulova is an American brand with a history of innovation. Founded in 1875 by Joseph Bulova, there are many examples of the brand’s pioneering spirit. These include developing the world’s first fully electronic watch with tuning fork technology (at the time the most accurate watch in the world), collaborating on 46 NASA space missions and making America’s first radio and television commercials. Since 2007 Bulova has been owned by Citizen. The brand continues to innovate. In 2010 they launched the Precisionist Collection with a continuous sweeping second hand. Additionally, in 2016, Bulova launched Curv, the world’s first curved chronograph movement.

The Bulova Archive Series MIL-SHIPS-W-2181 offers an automatic watch with vintage styling which represents excellent value for money. Covered by a 3 Year Warranty, peace of mind is guaranteed.

  • Automatic 82S0 movement
  • Hours, minutes
  • Stainless steel case, 41mm diameter, 15.1mm depth
  • Push and lock bi-directional rotating bezel for locking elapsed time
  • Moisture indicator
  • Screw caseback with special edition engraving with unique etched ‘Master Diver’ helmet
  • Screw-down crown
  • Black dial, beige and white luminescent hour markers and hands
  • Blue/Grey nylon strap, stainless steel pin buckle, 16mm lug width
  • Domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • Water resistant 20 bar (200m)/666 ft
  • Presented in special edition box with plaque
  • Three Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
Additional information
Brand

Bulova

Gender

Men's

Movement Type

Automatic Mechanical

Case Shape

Round

Dial Colour

Black

Strap Type

Textile

Strap Colour

Blue

Material Type

Stainless Steel

Water Resistance

200m

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