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Reddit mentions of Bulova Men's 96B104 Stainless Steel Dress Watch

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We found 117 Reddit mentions of Bulova Men's 96B104 Stainless Steel Dress Watch. Here are the top ones.

Bulova Men's 96B104 Stainless Steel Dress Watch
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  • Round watch featuring logoed white dial with stick indices and date window at 3 o'clock
  • 37 mm stainless steel case with mineral dial window
  • Japanese quartz movement with analog display
  • Croc-textured calfskin band with buckle closure
  • Water resistant to 30 m (99 ft): In general, withstands splashes or brief immersion in water, but not suitable for swimming
ColorBlack Leather Strap/Stainless Steel Silver
Height0.59 Inches
Length0.59 Inches
Release dateApril 2008
SizeOne Size
Weight0.09038952742 Pounds
Width0.59 Inches

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Found 117 comments on Bulova Men's 96B104 Stainless Steel Dress Watch:

u/funkysash · 24 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Those are usually reffered to as Bauhaus-Design or Dessau.

Bulova Men's 96B104 should be the cheapest.
Automatic watches(ETA drive) from Junkers for example start at 200€, but I'm unsure about international availability.

u/chrispscott · 14 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

If you're looking for a good dress watch style Skagen (like the one I posted) is a good choice but if you're looking for definitely under $100 you can't go wrong with this Bulova.

u/livefastdiefun7 · 13 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

This, by Bulova is pretty close. I bought this a couple years ago and I love it.

u/Funkagenda · 12 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Skagen is actually based in Reno, Nevada, but yes, they are very slim watches.

I'm personally a big fan of this Bulova 96B104, as it's a great looking watch with an accurate movement and can be paired quite easily with a lot of different styles.

u/keyek · 12 pointsr/Watches

After searching /r/watches and considering both the Bulova 96B104 and the Orient Class I chose to go with the Bulova. I have a really small 6 inch wrist and needed a nice dress watch that wouldn't look out of proportion on my wrist.

I loved the minimal look of both watches but I wanted to have a seconds hand, plus I preferred 37mm over 38mm so I went with the Bulova. I'm really happy with my choice. I wish I had a better camera to capture how nice the Bulova looks.

The Bulova is a great size for my wrist, it looks proportionally bigger in the picture, here is one that shows a wider perspective, but it still looks more proportional in person.

My only criticism is that the leather strap could be better quality, it just seems a little too thin and delicate. However, its not something that distracts from the watch or is worth overlooking the watch. I may replace the strap later on, but for now I'm going to see if it grows on me.

u/bizarretranger · 10 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Not to rain on anyone's parade, but a quick skim of the 1 star reviews shows that some people claim that the watch that was actually received in some cases was not the watch pictured/expected.


u/CHUN_BUNS · 9 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

So it'll look exactly like this Bulova watch? The Bulova can be had for $50-60 on a good sale, and carries the brand name.

u/ddster23 · 8 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

If it's $35 you can be pretty sure that it won't be very good quality. This watch is on sale and is touted to be very high quality for its price.

u/ArghZombies · 7 pointsr/Watches

Well to be honest, 95% of all watches are overpriced for what you get. And 4% are the right price for what they're worth - because they're crap and won't last. Then there is the 1% of watches that are sensibly priced and good quality. But if those were all we bought everyone'd only ever wear a Seiko, and the world would be a pretty boring place.

So yeah, it probably is a bit overpriced. But it's jewellery, it's supposed to be. Nixon watches have plenty of fans, on this subreddit as well.

But if you want something a bit better for your money then you could do worst than something by Bulova or maybe a Citizen. Both decent companies. Or just go with the Nixon if you like it and can afford it.

u/kurazaybo · 7 pointsr/Watches

I think the models you chose are this (burgundy) and this (black).

About the color, the burgundy is interesting and at your age you will have no problem with it, unless we are talking about very formal occassions, but if you want to look sharp I think a neutral color like black or white dial would work better. Perhaps silver and navy would work too.

Both are chronographs around 42 mm wide and 11 mm thick.

Functionally, both are more of a sport watch. The burgundy is a 60 min chrono, so you can time up to 60 min only. The subdial at 3 o'clock tells time in a 24 hr format and I think the makers only include that to make the dial look busy. The black one also goes up to 60 min only, the subdial at 12 o'clock indicates fractions of a second in a format I am not sure I understand. If you are interested in the chrono function (which I use a lot almost everyday), I think you would be better with the ability to time hours.

Seiko is a good brand and I'm sure will last 5 years or longer. I think you will be fine with any of the two.

If I had your budget and wanted a chrono, I would go with a casio. Here is one model and here is another that I think you may like. Both are chronos with a black dial that count up to 12 hours. Price is lower than the Seikos but you loose the date. I would say that quality will be similar to the seikos too and size will not be much different. I would personally choose the second. My only complaint about Casio at this price is that the metal bracelets can be noisy and pull the hair in your arms. This chrono has a clean look that is quite versatile.

If you don't care about the chrono and just want a versatile watch with a busy dial, there are options with leather straps that would look better in formal wear and save some money for a future watch upgrade.

This one uses the subdials to display an anual calendar, meaning you will rarely have to readjust the date (like on february 29 only). It also comes in black and I think it would not look out of place if you wear it with a suit.

The most versatile and elegant watches are simple and thin like this.

Hope this helps.

u/sircarbonmojo · 5 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

This Bulova is as minimalist as it gets for <$100, but other than that I would recommend Seiko 5 + a leather band or a Timex Easy Reader

u/AnotherVersionOfMe · 5 pointsr/Watches

[Bulova 96B104]

Price: About 100$

Movement: Quartz

Style: Dress watch

Size: 37mm and weight is 50 grams
Link: amazon

Description: This is simple and reasonably affordable to most budgets, yet very smart looking dress watch. Its a quartz, so it has a very low profile on your wrist (<6mm) and the restrained proportions make it a good fit for a suit-up Monday at the office and it won't deteriorate if you only use it once in a while. Best feature is the dial with a light grey sunburst motif while the date at 3 is my least favourite (and useful) complication, but for a piece at this price range I'm not complaining.

u/mikekalil · 5 pointsr/Watches

Congrats. I'm getting married on Friday, and I'm struggling with the same thing. I have a Hamilton, Tissot or a Movado (vintage, non-Museum) that might be appropriate. Still not sure what to do. I might also go watch-less because time is not supposed to be of concern during this kinda event.

The rule of thumb is the watch should be low-profile and simple. Something like this would be perfect, and you could get some use out of it afterward, too.

The Invicta is more of a sports watch, so it's definitely not appropriate. It's also huge at 44mm. It might be cool if you were a college kid out at a night club trying to get laid, but that's obviously not the case anymore. :) Don't let this watch ruin your life.

Armitron is a very low-end brand. You're better off going with a dress Timex from Wal-Mart. (Timex is respected around here because they offer decent products for prices anyone can afford and don't try to be more than they are).

Or for something with a blue face, that might do. A lot of non-watch people like Skagens, too, so you might want to get one of those.

I hope that helps.

Of course, the rules aren't all that important these days. I know a dude who wore Chuck Taylors to his wedding. Nothing wrong with that; it's the lovey-dovey shit that counts.

u/JoCoLaRedux · 5 pointsr/Watches

I would look for something with dial that's less than 40mm.

Off the top of my head, I'd recommend Bulova Silver Dial dress watch
and the The Citizen BM8240-03E

Since someone already mentioned the Seiko 5, the Seiko 5 finder will help you find options.

u/turdbogls · 5 pointsr/Watches


the black on black might be a tough one, but I know Timex fairfields come in an all black look. don't get hung up on the strap, that can be changed easily to whatever you want. Timex is cheap, but they are quite reliable and people love them. they do tick rather loud though.

you can also find something from Tissot which is a VERY well respected brand. their everytime lineup is very minimal and the quality here is amazing.

this Bulova is also a really nice minimal dress watch with that "ultra thin" vibe.

and while it doesn't look the same as these others, the orient capital is a REALLY nice quartz dress watch for $100. that domed crystal is a thing of beauty.

u/reportingfordooty · 4 pointsr/Watches

Check out this Bulova dress watch. 37mm (will definitely fit you I have 6 in wrists and 38mm watches fit), 6mm thin, japanese quartz, and most importantly, less (much less) than $300.

u/space-butler · 4 pointsr/Watches

The Bauhaus style watches appear to wear very big even if their measurements aren't physically big. Take the Braithwait for example - they are 40mm but check out the dial, it stretches across almost the entire 40mm width, with hardly any bezel, and minimal detail on an otherwise spartan dial. That is going to appear very big on the wrist.

My tip is, when looking at these styles, try to keep it back closer towards the 37mm mark if that is what he is used to wearing.

Check out this one as an example. I have recommended it elsewhere as a good budget minimalist watch but by a happy coincidence it works out to be that perfect size. 98H51 is similar version with a two-tone case and a bit of detail on the dial.

u/MrVoila · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I don't know how similar this really is or the quality of it, but I found this Bulova 96B104 on Amazon.

u/Laschow · 3 pointsr/minimalism

I've been saving up to get a simple but fairly elegant dress watch that might be up your alley.

u/playzintrafik · 3 pointsr/Watches

I myself have been looking into getting a dress watch and i have come up with some things that I think would help you.

[A Bulova] (http://www.amazon.com/Bulova-96B104-Strap-Silver-Watch/dp/B002IDTUHG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1374243748&sr=8-1&keywords=bulova) that you might like. (I've been looking at this one for myself)

[Or this Sekio] (http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SKP333-Dress-Black-Leather/dp/B000S5UDCC/ref=sr_1_12?s=watches&ie=UTF8&qid=1374472347&sr=1-12&keywords=dress+watches+for+men)

I hope I was of some help!

u/Sir_freecandy · 3 pointsr/Watches

Camera was malfunctioning, hence the weird spots on the photos. Sorry.

The spec

  • 38mm diameter
  • Japanese quartz
  • Sapphire crystal
  • Dark-brown strap
  • 20mm lug width

    I bought this timepiece from the Island Watch online store for $99. I was a little bit concerned because the model number was indicated on the website wrongly. However, turns out that it was a simple error and no problem at all.

    Great place to buy a watch. They give out free cleaning clothes too.

    I was also interested in Bulova 96B104. But figured out the Orient has sapphire crystal.

    A short review

  • Face was little more reflective(or glossy) than I expected. But looks good.
  • Strap was little more dark & glossy than I thought. Looks great.
  • Strap color seemingly changes between dark brown and black depending on the lighting.
  • The "Water Resist" written in cursive letter doesn't bother the simple look at all.
  • Awesome overall

    I will come back with performance review later.

u/UpYourButtJobu · 3 pointsr/Watches

You'll want something very conservative and dressy, IMO. Nothing pretentious, blingy, or large. With black tuxes, you can't go wrong with a light dial, black leather strap, indicators instead of numerals. In your price range, this Bulova may fit the bill. If you can find something like this without a date complication, even better. Good luck and congratulations!

u/impactaoi · 3 pointsr/Watches

It should be this with a custom strap.

u/BigMoufPosy · 3 pointsr/Watches

Bulova Men's 96B104 Stainless Steel Dress Watch

37mm. Black strap tho, guess you can replace if you come in under budget enough

u/hotlappz · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

For the price range, I'd recommend an MVMT watch but if you're restricted to amazon I would definitely recommend this Bulova or this Skagen

u/Gomestradamus · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I bought this one several months ago and I'm very pleased with it for the price. Typically swap out the black watch strap with a brown one but I use both.

u/gyang333 · 3 pointsr/Watches

I very highly doubt your wrist is 4 inches, which is what 10cm is...

how about something like this?

u/DanOlympia · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I really like this super-thin Skagen watch, as well as this Bulova, though the strap is black, not brown.

EDIT: I guess links with prices and info might be useful -



u/KamikazeRain · 3 pointsr/Watches

You definitely have options here. As the other person said there are a lot of different Seiko 5's that are pretty minimalist and under $100, so you could just pick any one and buy with confidence. All of the Seiko 5's will be mechanical automatics.


I also second the Timex recommendation. You should check out the Fairfield Collection and the Metropolitan which are both quartz. One thing to note about Timex is that the ticking can be pretty loud on some of their watches. It bothers some people, some it doesn't. Just take that into account if you work in a quiet environment because it will be audible. The Metropolitan does not have this problem as it lacks a second's hand, and neither do many of their chronographs or sub-seconds.


For something a little more dressy there's the Orient Capital v2 quartz. Idk how flexible you are on price, but for a little but more you can get the Orient gen. 2 v3 Bambino. The Bambino line are automatics, and come in a variety of different styles and colors all for around $100 - $200.


From Citizen in that style take a look at the BE9170 which is a standard quartz sub-seconds. But what Citizen has really become known for is their Eco-Drive movement, which is a fancy way of saying solar-powered (Seiko and some other brands do solar-powered watches, but Citizen arguably does it the best). My picks for you would be the Chandler (also comes in black and a dark blue), or the AU1040-08E/AU1043-00E which are all solar. Again, not sure if you're flexible on pricing, but for a bit more you have the NH8350 line which are mechanical automatics, and for a bit more than that there's the AU1080 line which are solar, and also net you a very scratch resistant sapphire crystal.


Some that are a little above budget, but worth mentioning is the Tissot Everytime line to scratch that "Swiss Made" itch, which are Swiss quartz and have sapphire crystals, and the more obscure Tisell Bauhaus, a Miyota mechanical automatic coming from a Korean watchmaker and which is pretty much a direct copy of the Nomos Tangente, but is still a reputable brand nonetheless.


In general for under or around $100 the main brands you're probably going to want to be looking at are Casio, Timex, Bulova (the 96B104 and 97B100, for example), Citizen, Seiko, and Orient.

u/nickkon1 · 3 pointsr/Watches

In addition to the other two replies: As alternatives you might want to look into Seiko. They have a lot of watches that might suite you.
This or this from Bulova look similar to the DW ones.
Maybe even a Tissot Watch although they might be more expensive, but have Sapphire Crystals which are more scratch resistant.

I linked to Amazon because it has quite a nice panel showing pictures of the watches.

u/thematchesdecomposed · 2 pointsr/intj

I like simple, clean designs that work well with about any wardrobe.
Like this:

u/thogervo · 2 pointsr/Watches

This Bulova might fit the bill.

It's slim and dressy with a minimal design, but it doesn't break the bank. Most of the reviews seem to be positive as well.

u/notathrowawayimsure · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Here's my 2 cents on watches I want: Amazon

u/thelastcookie · 2 pointsr/Watches

Bulova has some models with simple designs like the brands you mention... better quality at a cheaper price, like this. for about 100.

It can be a weird price range actually... at 150-200 you'll find a lot of watches masquerading as 400-600 euro watches. To keep your costs down and quality up, I'd look at entry level models from solid brands like Bulova or Timex or Casio... or, hey, you're in Europe... the german brand Gardé AKA Ruhla Gardé make some nice inexpensive watches in solid designs, Amazon DE usually has tons

u/RippingAallDay · 2 pointsr/Watches

Here's a watch I got for my groomsmen:


I would advise against a bold color such as green. Even though that would work for your wedding, it could be limiting when your groomsmen go to select a watch for future events.

I picked that watch because I wanted something classy, simple and not gaudy. It looks better in person than it does in pictures.

u/IanCJ97 · 2 pointsr/Watches

This watch is great. I own one and I can tell you, while it isnt pricey, the build quality is good, and Bulova is a pretty well known and respected brand. It is very classy and it gets me lots of compliments. Its a quartz movement which I dont mind but its a personal thing. It also comes in a rose gold or gold. I know its way under budget but whenever I see someone with a post similar to yours I cant help but post this watch because in my opinion, regardless of budget, this is my favorite minimalist/dress watch. It was the first watch that caught my eye and made me say, I need that someday! Keep in mind that was a few years ago when I was 16 making really shit money and I thought <$100 was a lot to pay for a watch. Good times. Sorry for rambling.

u/sathoro · 2 pointsr/Watches

That is a really beautiful watch, great buy. I'm considering purchasing it especially because my friend has a Skagen and I like really like it. Anyways, I came across this similar Bulova which I'm thinking I might actually like it more. Any opinions over which one I should buy?

u/Dougiebrowngetsdown · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

These watches are similar to the raymond weil:

(1) Daniel Weillington
(2) Bulova

Granted both significantly cheaper and most likely not as well made but it affords you the opportunity to seek other purchases while obtaining the same desired look.

As for shoes, you mention the Daltons, are you looking for a boot? If so, I can't really help you, I'm not a boot guy. Daltons are very nice, but also so expensive, but if you plan on taking care of them, perhaps wait for one of AE's (or amazon's) sales you should get them. Worth the investement. But, I'll give you some of my suggestions of shoes to pair with suits (and even jeans/less formal wear):

J&M from Macy's Either color is awesome.

Also these J&M

Both are awesome. Very comfortable, from a reliable shoe brand.

Woodbury Grain Briefcase from Cole Haan Very nice, it's youthful and professional. Not bulky or gaudy either, just a simple nice design.

u/CronusEatsKids · 2 pointsr/Watches

My Bulova watch

Can be found here on Amazon typically for under $100

u/0195311 · 2 pointsr/Watches

I've got to second conrad. For under several hundred dollars you'll probably have to make some compromises. But with the Rodina you DO get a sapphire crystal, display caseback w/well-finished movement, signed crown, blued hands, hand-winding movement, and the nice option of being able to sell it to me (or most any other forum member, it seems) if it's not satisfactory.

Pretty extensive WUS thread on them here:

The only other option for a true bauhaus watch for cheap that I can think of would be to buy vintage (search ebay for "kano"), but those would certainly be much less reliable than a modern mechanical or quartz. I've also seen some Raketas that are reminiscent of bauhaus design.

Anyway, good luck and be sure to let us know what you come up with!


Edit: It seems that a lot of people source their Rodinas from here:


The description is excellent...
>Hand-winding renders a pleasant noise in a way similar to Harley Davison

Edit2: Here are some more (quartz) options.


(black hands, no seconds) http://www.amazon.com/Stuhrling-Original-216A-33153-Classic-Belmont/dp/B004BJCOGY

(blue hands, roman numerals, weird "S" on seconds hand) http://www.amazon.com/Stuhrling-Prestige-307L-33152-Kingston-Quartz/dp/B007V5ARF0/ref=pd_sbs_watch_8


Breytenbach: (AR coated sapphire crystal on this one)

Claude Bernard: http://www.amazon.com/Bernard-70149-BR-Classic-Leather/dp/B006IQK0K0/ref=pd_sbs_watch_1

u/scottb84 · 2 pointsr/Design

This one has a date window, but it’s pretty unobtrusive.

I got my father a Skagen watch similar to this last Christmas, precisely because it’s quite thin and he doesn’t care for chunky watches.

The classic minimalist watch is the Movada, though I regard them as ungodly expensive.

u/quartz174 · 2 pointsr/Watches

Here are some options.

  1. Swatch Very inexpensive watch. Swiss made.

  2. Bulova This is more of a silver dial.

  3. Bulova Same watch as above, but in gold.

  4. Tissot Very nice minimalistic watch, other options with different numerals and indices available. Swiss made.

  5. Swatch Very cool mechanical watch, single screw holding everything together. Swiss made.

  6. Citizen Kind of a translucent white, solar powered.

  7. Tissot Very nice looking time piece. Swiss made.
u/SOLUNAR · 2 pointsr/Watches

i think you did not help at all!!!! not my wallet at least.

I really want this now... http://www.amazon.com/Bulova-96B104-Strap-Silver-Watch/dp/B002IDTUHG/ref=sr_1_1?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=watches&ie=UTF8&qid=1346340768&sr=1-1 and its pretty affordable!! i really this style actually and its what ive been looking for :D

u/ThePantsParty · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Yeah, I'm a big fan of their silver/black watch.

u/10min_no_rush · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I recently got two watches and have received comments and compliments about them all the time. I got a Boluva with a black leather strap and a Skagen with a brown leather strap.

Here's the Boluva, and here's the Skagen.

u/Amesb34r · 2 pointsr/Watches

Maybe this one: http://www.amazon.com/Bulova-96B104-Strap-Silver-Watch/dp/B002IDTUHG/ref=sr_1_1?s=watches&ie=UTF8&qid=1343101746&sr=1-1&keywords=bulova

It's not super thin but it's thinner than a lot of watches out there, a good brand, in your price range and it looks nice.

u/francis_wilson · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

It's flashy and I'd avoid buying it. Here are some similar options.

u/SteveMoop · 2 pointsr/OUTFITS

I'm not sure about the quality since I really haven't heard of the brand, but there is a similarly styled watch to the Skagen you linked from Breda for $45. You can get a similar Skagen with a silver face and black strap for $77 at Amazon. I found a couple of others that have a similar styling to that watch but are above your price range, a Stuhrling for $78 and a Bulova for $90.

u/Odeezy13 · 2 pointsr/Watchexchange

Hey everyone!

I'm sure everyone is familiar with this watch. Letting mine go for $190 via paypal or $180 via Venmo including CONUS shipping. Included is a brown iStrap deployment strap. I will also include a free Bulova watch shown in the album (https://www.amazon.com/Bulova-96B104-Stainless-Steel-Dress/dp/B002IDTUHG/ref=sr_1_10?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1489242363&sr=1-10&nodeID=7147441011&keywords=bulova+mens+watch), has a minor defect (check post history), but hey it's free with this watch.

More info on the trident here - https://www.christopherward.com/c60-trident-300-693528, except the one I am selling has the old logo.

Excellent condition! Only selling because I have too many white dialed watches.

More pics - http://imgur.com/a/uqZ0q

u/STP_EMT · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

This Bulova would fit what you're looking at pretty well. It is a quartz, but the only reason to get a mechanical watch is if you truly have an interest for one as in actuality, a quartz watch is generally, but not always, more accurate.

Also this Citizen watch might work, however, it has a black face.

Both brands are of good quality and are recommended on /r/watches frequently.

u/C0smo__Kramer · 2 pointsr/Watches

Skagen leather bands tend to be pretty crappy, don't know about the Bulova. I do like the style of both though, nice and simple but I would have to see them in person before I chose one.

By the way, they are both cheaper on Amazon -


u/hrgilbert · 2 pointsr/Watches

If you're looking for something cheap and classy, I'd recommend Bulova. Here's an example of a cheap and classy Bulova:


Again, like someone else said, this recommendation is for someone looking for an aesthetic upgrade.

u/Ginfly · 2 pointsr/Watches

Best I could find: Tissot Visodate, $650. Maybe you can find a deal.

EDIT: found here for $488. I don't know anything about that retailer.

Automatic, vaguely similar, just over $500: Hamilton

Cheaper (just over $100), closer to the look than the Hamilton, quartz: Bulova Quartz

Good luck!

u/c0mmodities · 2 pointsr/Watches

I'm 16 now, and I hope to continue collecting in the future. I've listed my watches in the order I got them, and why I got them (if there's a reason). I'll also include an Amazon link if you'd like to check it out, and the photos were taken in front of my windows, which I haven't cleaned in a while, so ignore that \^-\^

Sekonda 'Party Time' (3363.27)

I got this 5 years ago (when I was 11) in Heathrow because I thought it looked nice. My tastes have changed a lot. The battery died, but I thought I might as well show it in the collection!


Apple Watch Sport 42mm Space Grey
This subreddit doesn't seem to like smart watches much, and I get it. The battery dies within a day, and I hardly use it nowadays. I got this for my birthday, sometime in April this year, and it got me used to having a watch on my wrist at all times. It's on a cheap metal bracelet, which I wouldn't recommend getting.

Amazon (Bracelet)

Citizen BF0580-57L (non Eco-Drive)

My first real watch! I got this from the US site, because I won an American gift card in a contest some time ago. I needed a watch for exams, since I started my GCSEs and they banned smart watches (for good reason). I don't wear it as often as I used to, but it was with me throughout most of my exams so I love it nonetheless.


Citizen BM6010-55E

I got this after starting my first 'job', which was tutoring maths for primary school kids. Nothing really more to say about it, but it's a nice casual watch which I still wear pretty often if I'm just going out for groceries or to run errands.


Bulova 96B104

Honestly, I just needed a dress watch that I could wear with a suit (for prom in this case) during formal occasions. The strap it came with was horrible and tacky, so I replaced it with a Hirsch Osiris which feels amazing and looks great.

Amazon (Watch)

Amazon (Strap)

Timex Weekender

I had some extra money on my Amazon account, so I decided to buy a watch I could wear during the summer (since I was going abroad and it would be really humid), and I saw great feedback on the Weekender so I bought it and an extra NATO strap.


Seiko Presage SSA083J1

The one watch I keep wearing; I absolutely love it. I got it after getting my GCSE grades (5 As, 8 A*s and an A\^), and I wear it with me everywhere. It's a bit inaccurate, so I'd like to get it adjusted soon (does anyone know a good place in South London?), but I expected that with an automatic.


I'm taking a break from buying more watches for now, but I'd like to buy a Diver or Field watch some time in the future

Thanks for reading!

EDIT: Formatting

u/bpgodzilla · 1 pointr/Watches

Note: This is the Bulova redesign without the tuning fork logo, as discussed in other posts. I am not positive, but I wonder if the changeover accounts for the very steep drop in price.

CamelCamelCamel has the Amazon price history showing this is the lowest ever price! And, even better with the coupon code linked above.

u/4511 · 1 pointr/Watches

I haven't seen those, do you happen to have a link? Like I said, I'm a completely watch-ignorant!

I have been just googling around, and here is one watch I found that I like the look of. It's nice and clean and minimalistic, and I like the leather band (plus a very small face!), but is it too much for everyday use? I wouldn't wear it with a t-shirt, but is it too much for a button down/polo and jeans?

u/Call_Back · 1 pointr/Watches

Any band recommendations for Bulova Men's 96B104

Looking for black leather with a different texture.

u/jimbosz07 · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

Watch game is essential. If you're not wearing a watch anytime you have something nicer than any shirt on then you're fuckin up. Not to mention that a nice watch turns a nice v neck and jeans into an actual nice outfit.

These are my next 2. Been looking into expanding. Really been wanting something black. Finally giving in to the leather band too.



u/LouSkyWaka · 1 pointr/Watches

I am now thinking of replacing the Skagen with this Bulova for ease of replacing straps. Thoughts?

u/Ivan_Idea · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Smaller time piece for sure. I have the some problem and am getting by with a weekender (40mm) than this one (38mm).

u/Helmig · 1 pointr/Watches

I bought this 96B104 in 2011 from amazon.co.uk and as you can see in the link, this one doesn't have the tuning fork. The funny thing is that, I just looked at the watch to be sure, and the watch I received has the tuning fork and the serial number at the bottom, just like the one from the Bulova website.

So in conclusion; I have no idea what's going on.

u/Lorkovicious · 1 pointr/Watches

This one jumps out at me as fitting what you're looking for. It doesn't have the brown strap, but for the price, you can get a new strap for it and still be the $110.

u/Innerpiece · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

I'm a Bulova guy: how about this one

u/Bearded4Glory · 1 pointr/Watches

My suggestion is to search for "Thin watch" on Amazon and pick something that you like. There are a lot that look very similar so the name may be the deciding factor, Daniel Wellington has a nice sound to it some of the others not so much.

Here are some examples from amazon:


Or you could go with something from a more known manufacture like this Bulova:

Still a much better value than the DW.

u/75footubi · 1 pointr/Watches

Bulova 96B104 (stainless steel) 96B100 (gold PVD)

Price: ~$80

Movement:: Quartz

Style: Minimalist

Size: 37mm

Link: https://www.amazon.com/Bulova-96B104-Stainless-Steel-Dress/dp/B002IDTUHG

Description: Probably the best oversized minimalist watch available under $500. Solid brand, build quality, and movement.

u/Aken42 · 1 pointr/Watches

If you are looking for a single watch that can complete pretty much any type of outfit I would recommend saving just a bit more and getting something like this Bulova. It is slightly more expensive but could be worm with a t-shirt or suit. A nice start to any collection.

u/DanMcAwesome · 1 pointr/Watches

I see alot of people mentioning Skagens, so I figured I would post some Bulovas!

Here depending on what you're looking for.

They're the nicest ones I have found for the price, but I'd recommend checking out the other models listed on Amazon.

Good luck!

u/jonbaa · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

A watch like this, similar price (can go a little higher), but slightly larger?

I believe this is a 37mm watch face, so a 40mm with very similar design would be amazing! I like the minimal, but traditional and clean look. Also, I'm used to Skagen watches, so I like that it's thin.

u/Zippy129 · 1 pointr/Watches

I have been looking for a similar watch for some time now, and I ended up going with the Rodina. I am also a big fan of the Bauhaus design. You might want to take a look at this Bulova, it was one of the pieces I was considering when I was looking for my Bauhaus automatic.

u/Bearded_donkey · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I'm thinking a new mid-range watch like this.

u/xKashi · 1 pointr/Watches

I'm looking to buy a dress watch which goes well in more casual clothing too. Silver Case, white dial & black leather band is my preference. An example of the style I like:

DW dress watch
Bulova Dress Watch

I'm loving the look of the Bulova one, are these any good? If not I would love some recommendations from you lovely people!

Thanks a lot

u/ElderKingpin · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

You can get a simple watch like this and replace it with a brown strap. You can head over to /r/watches if you want a detailed look at watch options but generally at MFA we recommend something that is basic, constructed well, and isn't mind blowingly expensive

u/lawhaze · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Does anyone know why Amazon's product doesn't have the model number at the bottom of the face (see reviews) when other vendors (like Macy's) apparently sell model-bearing watches?

Also, is it just me or does the A in the Bulova logo on the Amazon photo look a little off when compared to the Macy's photo?

u/dogsalt · 1 pointr/Watches

although it's a quartz and certainly doesn't compare to an automatic, i've had a strange afinity for this bulova for the longest time:


i even think a seiko like this, especially on a brown/reddish leather croc strap would look awesome:


also, very simple and kind of boring, but i think the nordstrom line of timex are great. quartz, yes, but they have a bigger face and a much cleaner, more sleek look:


and, finally, although known for being somewhat flimsy and not a lot of street cred in the realm of horologists, skagen has a lot of what you're looking for--mostly leather strap, clean face and well priced:


u/10nix · 1 pointr/Watches

Try a search for Bulova Strap series, or Bulova essentials.

I found this in a stainless steel.

This has more of the look of the first one I posted.

u/princessvikky · 1 pointr/Watches

Hi, so I got this recently for my brother (who's graduating) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bulova-Classic-Analogue-Display-96B104/dp/B002IDTUHG/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8 because he was looking for a simple, quartz dress watch and I received it today. Is it possible for me to change the strap on it, since it's a horrible cheap quality, or should I just return it to Amazon and find a better alternative. If I should do the latter, is there anything you'd recommend (around the £50-60 range) from Amazon.co.uk, and if I should do the former, is there an easy guide on it, and where should I get the strap from. Thanks! :)

u/Knox404 · 1 pointr/CopOrNot

Or this are better qualitatively and still stick to your specifications. Please don't buy a shitty meme watch.

u/csuke123 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Can you clarify what you mean by "style wise you can usually wear almost any watch casually, whether you should or not is a different matter?" I like this Bulova watch (per RS_Curn's suggestion), but it clearly says it's a dress watch.

u/iPodAddict181 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Why would you buy a Timex for $150? I'd probably go for a Citizen, a Bulova, or a Skagen (which are 1000x better watches at 1/2 the cost) and then spend the remaining on a cool little wallet or one of these badass key fobs.

u/youreoutofthemovie · 1 pointr/Watches

Maybe something like
this and this would get you close?

u/greyfame · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Since this leans towards the classy side I'll add the always magnificent Bulova 96B104

u/TrandaBear · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

At $50 for the watch and $30 for the strap, I might as well get this Bulova and be done with it.

u/zesty_zooplankton · 1 pointr/DesignPorn

Can't see the appeal, to be honest -though admittedly I'm not a watch guy.

What's the appreciable difference for a layman between that and this or this?

u/Zircle · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

I believe that you have a misconception with the "sold by Amazon.com". The item that /u/CaduceusRex has posted is fulfilled by Amazon which means that it qualifies for gift card usage. *

Personally, I think silver is more everywhere dress, so while it looks nice, I would recommend it's little brother

Edit: wording and

  • I think pretty much all purchases on Amazon.com can use a giftcard.
u/ongstrong · 1 pointr/Watches

Hi guys, I'm currently interested in purchasing a leather watch for casual wear and I'm stuck between these two:

First choice

Second choice

My budget is preferably below $100, and I just want this type of style. As a college student, I plan to wear this almost daily/casually with most of my outfits (hipster/streetwear-ish(?), I don't know how to define it properly). I don't have any preferences in brands or needs besides this type of simple style on the watch face.

This is my first time on the sub and posting, so if anything is wrong or more information is needed please feel free to ask/criticize. Thank you!

edit: formatting

u/sagangwee · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

If you can wait until November, there's this Kickstarter campaign with nice watches. There's also this Stuhrling that comes with two leather bands (brown and black) which makes its pretty versatile. Sometimes this Bulova drops down to 70 or less and you can stack it with one of those 20% off codes if you're willing to wait. I also like the Seiko 5 idea. I actually have one of the blue-faced stainless steel ones and you can buy a leather strap or some NATO straps to supplement it.

u/DBordello · 0 pointsr/Watches

Excellent suggestion. The only problem is that I already have this one

It is a very sharp watch, and matches the criteria well. It is thin, stylish, etc. Maybe I should just get them all one.

u/nootherlife · -1 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I really like this little guy Bulova for $85
This is my favorite Orient $217 I think it is just lovely.
I own this watch Invicta $170 and I get compliments on it everyday.