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PostSubject: Bulova Sea King 262 UHF, 96B228   Bulova Sea King 262 UHF,  96B228 Icon_minitimeSat Dec 05, 2015 9:13 am

Bulova Sea King 262 UHF, 96B228 - this is the least expensive of the new Sea King line. Retail is listed at $599 on these and I was able to pick this up at Kohls with a coupon for just under $200. Most places are selling this for around $300 as of the writing.

This is a big watch, but has a big bezel and is thick so some of the 'oversized' look disappears on the wrist. Everything worked great right out of the box and watch was in perfect condition. I think the band is decent but I am not in love with the 'stiff rubber' dive bans many watches have, so I will replace this with a sail cloth or NATO like I do on most of my divers. The stock band is long enough to fit over a wet suit for most folks. So far I really like the watch, good lume, easy to read and seemingly well made.

Hype from Bulova:

Dive to new depths with the Sea King UHF Professional Dive Watch by Bulova. This professional dive watch, with ultra high frequency quartz movement, operates at a frequency of just over 262kHz, providing -/+ 10 seconds a year accuracy. Additional features include a black rubber strap and stainless steel case, a unidirectional rotating bezel, a screw-down crown, a black dial with orange accents,luminous hands and markers and a date display window.

About the 262 Ultra High Frequency movement:

Bulova will be using their proprietary Ultra High Frequency (UHF) quartz movement in most of their watches for 2015. The Bulova-made movement uses a three pronged quartz crystal that vibrates at 262 kHz, eight times that of a standard quartz movement. This gives increased accuracy (to within a few seconds per year), and allows for a continuous sweeping hand. As a side note this is Bulova's 140th anniversary.


Specs:

Stainless steel case
Black dial with orange accents
Luminous hands and markers
Date display
Unidirectional rotating bezel
Screw-down crown
Black rubber strap with buckle closure
Sea King logo engraved on case back
Sapphire crystal (anti-reflective)
300 meter water resistance
3 year warranty (battery should last about 3 years as well)
Case width: 48.5mm, case length 55mm (approx), Lugs 24 mm (approx), thickness 14mm (approx)

Note: Amazon lists this at 46mm, with 22mm lugs both are incorrect, I measured 23.6 to 23.8mm on the strap where it meets watch with my digital calipers, and 48mm diameter with a ruler at work. 55mm lug to lug was also measured with ruler so may be off up to 1 mm.

Well anyway on to some photos: I will add wrist shots later

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Some wrist shots:

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These are something special it looks like Gary ! cyclops

I know Bulova has always been a fantastic company, and has such a rich history. What's so neat though,
is how they don't seem content, and always seem to be trying new things. ..I mean they keep the watch
names, or models alive, but they also seem to make newer versions fresh, and exciting.

Take the Sea King here for example. There have been some really cool versions, and this one has to take
it's place next to the best ever made really. ..The more you look at this one, the more you wonder, could
this be the best one ever?! Sure looks like it could be ! It's super sporty, and aggressive, but it's all the
small details with the hands, bezel, and within the case, and everything that make this one extra special.

Man, what a beauty Gary ! Beautiful pics also ! Thanks so much. ..Giant congrats once again !!!

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Thanks Tom! I loved this one (I was first looking at the Chrono version) when I first saw it. I thought "Well is just too big to take a chance on for $300-$400". I even looked at one in a store and was afraid to try it on it looked so big. But the more I saw of it I sort of knew I was going to own one. So when we got the deal for under $200, I jumped on it (We also got $45 worth of Kohl's cash that really made this about $150). I am glad I got it. Yep it's now the biggest diameter watch I own, but I think I can pull it off OK. It's funny, I bought a  33mm 1950's Timex the same week at the antique show. I think I can pull that one off too. Very Happy

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sixtysix wrote:
Thanks Tom! I loved this one (I was first looking at the Chrono version) when I first saw it. I thought "Well is just too big to take a chance on for $300-$400". I even looked at one in a store and was afraid to try it on it looked so big. But the more I saw of it I sort of knew I was going to own one. So when we got the deal for under $200, I jumped on it (We also got $45 worth of Kohl's cash that really made this about $150). I am glad I got it. Yep it's now the biggest diameter watch I own, but I think I can pull it off OK. It's funny, I bought a  33mm 1950's Timex the same week at the antique show. I think I can pull that one off too. Very Happy

You're very welcome Gary ! Smile

Yeah, you really picked out a winner here, and you know it really doesn't seem big at all. ..The whole size thing
actually never matters with watches I don't think. Doesn't matter whether it's 33mm, or 63mm. cheers

As long as you like it right?! ..and what's not to like?!! These things are phenomenal !!!

Going to be one that's always in your collection I think Gary. ..P.S. what a deal for that too ! Keep on enjoying
this one sir. Wow !

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