Bernard 09/17/21
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Fantastic Diver! The Bulova Mil-Ships-W-2181

I bought this watch thru Hodinkee when they were first offered for sale. I'd been reading about the history of it and became fascinated. The Mil-Ships is beautiful, well made, and fits my wrist nicely. I'm a trained military diver and a PADI SCUBA instructor and will be taking this honey on all my future dives. The bezel is beautiful and unique with its "push-down-and-turn" action. The dial looks exactly like that on the original 1957 prototype. The case back is nicely finished and very beautiful. And the strap is extremely comfortable. A very beautiful tool-watch diver from Bulova!

Bulova Response Thank you for your wonderful review of your new Mil-Ships timepiece. We are happy to hear that you appreciate the distinctive features and quality design of this unique watch that was originally developed for the U.S. Navy, but wasn’t available for purchase until now. Inspired by the original, it’s the perfect sport watch that allows you to wear a piece of Bulova history every day. You can read more about this historic milestone on our website. In addition, thank you for your service. Your Mil-Ships watch looks great on you, enjoy!

Charles68 09/23/21
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I bought this watch from Zales as soon as it was offered for sale. Looks grate and sits on the wrist perfectly! Perfect watch for Florida ocean living! The bezel function is different and interesting! The only bad thing is that the pamphlet explaining the history of this watch was not in my packaging, I was looking forward to reading that.

Lone 10/11/21
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Excellent! Perhaps the best of the Archive menu.

I'd emailed Bulova a year or two ago about going back to its roots with its long relationship with the U.S. armed forces, and they've delivered with this one. On my wrist now, and wears well. Priced a tad high, but I was willing. Just need to unload a couple of others I won't wear now. The strap, while reimagining the original ribbed style, is long for smaller wrists (for use over wetsuits, I'd imagine). I could also do without the stitched leather or synthetic reinforcement around the holes, but it's there for an important reason to add longevity to the life of the strap.

Charles 10/09/22
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Excellent and stylish

I purchased this watch several months ago and couldn't be happier. The watch is comfortable to wear, and perfect for everyday wear. Although I like the included strap, it would be nice if options were available if you want to change the look. Overall, another great watch from Bulova!