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MIL SHIPS

Archive Series

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98A266
$895.00
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Product Description

Brand new to the Archive Series, the MIL-SHIPS-W-2181 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 slate blue 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

98A266
$895.00
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Product Details

Model

  • 98A266
  • 8/25/2021

Movement

  • 82S0

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
  • Hack Feature

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Ricky 01/09/24
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Great watch.

Excellent vintage inspired diver and I would love to see more silhouettes like this from Bulova in the future.

Jamesblonde 09/26/23
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Basically perfect

I love this watch. Real heritage/history for under $1000. The LE version has "Swiss Made" on the dial, but the original didn't because the movement was made in the US! So arguably, the SE version is more true to the original. The 16mm strap may seem small but once you get used to it, it really looks quite nice and more like 18mm. The narrow lugs really compliment the case design, IMHO. The movement, the 82SO Miyota is basic and unrefined, but totally functional and reliable. I wish Bulova dipped into their margins and put a better movement in there, but that's not enough for me not recommend this watch. My dream version of this watch would have a hand-wind movement in it, just like the original.

Niche 09/15/23
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Grate features

It was a birthday gift for my husband and he loved it

El 07/24/23
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Excellent craftsmanship !!

I bought this watch 2 months ago, great quality , nice to wear, love the case and looks, would love if instructions and history pamphlets would come in the box, and also if Bulova would make silicone bands for it . Luminous hands and markers aren’t that bright at dark but it’s a great watch for the price Bulova please bring back more Army and Navy inspire watches thank you