Inspired by a model that was commissioned by the US Air Force around 70 years ago, the Bulova AccuSwiss Type A-15 (ref. 63A119) can be a nice option for a person looking for a vintage-styled pilot’s watch, but not willing to opt for a “standard” German Luftwaffe B-Uhr-style timekeeper. Some may find the combination of a black dial with bright orange luminous compound on hands with dirty lemon 24-hour numerals a bit, well, tasteless, but it is in fact how the original watch looked, so just get used to it.
The Japanese-owned American brand will soon release its limited-edition dressy Bulova Accutron Conqueror (ref. 63B152). Touted as being based on the vintage 1927 Lone Eagle model, the gadget’s main purpose is said “to commemorate Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh’s monumental solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927M.” Well, it seems that the assertion is a little far-fetched given that it is powered by a modern caliber and is basically just another “homage” to a long-forgotten watch. Still, the new piece could become a wonderful Christmas present for those in love with the art-deco culture of the Roaring Twenties: a post-WWI decade when Europe witnessed one of the fastest economic growth periods in its history.
The 2009 Bulova Calypso 300 64B108 diver is presented in a chunky gold-plated stainless steel case that provides housing for a Swiss-made Sellita SW200 self-winding caliber. Sporting deliberately blingy appearance, the Calypso, unlike many “divers”, doesn’t look like a “tool” and is mostly designed for those who simply want a nice shiny accessory on their wrists.