by Alex Lauer

10 Bulova Watches to Gift This Year, From Archival Classics to New-School Styles

 Lunar Pilot

Our expert christened it one of the absolute best watches you can buy under $1,000, but you don’t have to tell them the price after they open it — just regale them with the space saga.

My Way

If you’ve got an acolyte of Ol’ Blue Eyes on your list, spring for this release. It’s all class with the My Way, from the rectangular case to the seconds hand relocated to a subdial.

Marine Star

The 29 stones are certainly the eye-catching feature, but they’re all complemented by refreshingly delicate touches like the Roman numerals, textured outer dial and blue mother of pearl inner dial.


It deftly employs Art Deco-style Arabic numerals on the handsome cream dial, but more importantly it’s powered by a 26-jewel automatic movement that can be viewed through the exhibition caseback.

Unless you know the exact watch someone wants to find wrapped up in a box with a bow — down to the precise movement and particular strap, and done up in their metals of choice — your best bet is to buy a piece that you know will stand the test of time.  That is, one your recipient won’t look at five or 10 years from now and think, “I can’t believe I ever wore that.” In this category of perpetual style, Bulova has dozens of timepieces that fit the bill.

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