Manuals & Watch Care

Download your Watch Manual

For all Standard Quartz and Automatic timepieces

(Includes all styles from the Classic, Futuro, Crystal, Bulova Rubaiyat & Marine Star collections): 

Standard Manual

For all Precisionist timepieces: 

Simplified Manual

Detailed Manual

For all CURV Chronograph timepieces: 

Simplified Manual

Detailed Manual

For the Chronograph C and Lunar Pilot Chronograph: 

Simplified Manual

Detailed Manual

Caring for your Watch

Our watches require minimal maintenance, but regular care will help extend the life of your Bulova timepiece. We recommend wiping your watch with a clean soft cloth regularly. Stains, water spots on straps, and accumulated dirt on the case, crystal, and band that are not removed may cause premature wear. If you wear your watch in the shower or in chlorinated or salt water (note that water resistance varies from model to model, be sure to check your manual), you should rinse it with fresh water and thoroughly dry it immediately after exposure.


The bracelet should be cleaned occasionally by using a soft brush and warm soapy water, then rinsed thoroughly and dried completely. If your watch is not water resistant, cleaning should be done by a professional.


Salt residue and soil can be removed from leather or rubber (polyurethane) by cleaning with a dampened soft cloth and mild soap or saddle soap. We recommend wearing the strap a little loosely (one finger space between wrist and strap) to allow air to circulate and any moisture to evaporate.


Avoid temperature extremes. Exposing your watch to high temperatures, such as placing it on the dashboard of a vehicle or using in a hot tub, may cause the watch to malfunction, shorten battery life, or damage certain components. Leaving the watch in extreme cold temperatures may cause irregular timekeeping until the watch returns to normal operating temperature.