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LIMITED EDITION

MIL SHIPS

Archive Series

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98A265
$1,990.00

Product Description

Brand new to the Archive Series, the Limited Edition MIL-SHIPS-W-2181 — only 1,000 will be made — is based on a prototype that was never commercially launched, making 2021 the first time watch enthusiasts will have the opportunity to own this luxury timepiece. The sport watch was inspired by a timepiece developed for the U.S. Navy, and it has a unique paper strip on the dial that indicates if moisture has entered the watch, and will change color should the water resistance — up to 200 meters — ever start to fail. Another unique feature of this watch is that the top ring will only rotate once it is pressed down. The black matte dial is set into a stainless steel case, and has a black NATO strap made with a finely-woven nylon material made to withstand continuous contact with water. This unique watch is versatile enough to be worn every day, but has the features to stand up against any other sport-style watch on the market today.

MIL SHIPS

MIL SHIPS

98A265
$1,990.00
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MECHANICAL WATCH 101

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Product Details

Model

  • 98A265
  • 8/25/2021

Movement

  • SW200

technology

  • Automatic
  • Powered by the release of a wound spring, mechanical movements never require a battery. Automatic mechanical movements have an oscillating weight that winds the spring with the motion of the wearer’s arm.

Case Width (mm)

  • 41

Lug Width (mm)

  • 16

Dial

  • Black
  • Luminous
  • Luminous Hands and Markers

Strap Type

  • Strap
  • Nylon

Case Material

  • Silver-Tone
  • Stainless Steel

Clasp

  • Buckle

Crystal

  • Anti-Reflective Double Domed Sapphire Crystal

Water-Resistance

  • 0200M

Additional Functions

  • 3 Hand
  • Automatic
  • Calendar

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Reviews

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Joe T. 06/02/24
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Great Retro Diver

The MIL-SHIPS is a really great retro diver. True to the original prototypes, the watch has a great 50s look. The watch is really well made, and the push-to-rotate bezel is a nice touch. I read some negative reviews of the narrow 16mm strap, but thay hasn't bothered me at all.

Peter F. 03/07/24
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History, Comfort and Conversational.

I bought this watch for the history, but was really surprised how much I enjoy wearing it. The strap feel and dimensions make for an incredibly comfortable wear. The domed crystal commands compliments and conversations.

Bensr68 12/12/23
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Great job Bulova.

I just bought the Mil Ship limited edition and love it. I love the history of it and I am so glad that Bulova did not change the original design. I collect watches including several of the Bulova archive series and this is definitely one of my favorites.

Yardman7777 03/30/22
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Love The Looks Of This Watch

Bought this a few weeks ago. Got number 0043. Very Pleased