Bulova’s Archive Series is a tribute to the brand’s most memorable moments and achievements, reimagining important models from the company’s history and giving them modern elements to improve their overall functionality. Nicknamed the “Surfboard” due to the long, horizontal oval that connects the two registers on its dial, the Chronograph A is the brand’s funky retro-inspired sports timer that’s based on Bulova chronograph watches from the 1970s.
Featuring a 40.5mm stainless steel case with a lug width of 20mm, the Bulova Chronograph A ”Surfboard” features a screw-down crown, a solid steel case-back, and a double curved sapphire box crystal, which collectively work together to provide it with an impressive 200 meters of water resistance. In addition to its inherent stopwatch functionality, the 60-minute rotating countdown bezel fitted to the Bulova Surfboard further expands its timing capabilities. Keeping things lightweight and sporty is a perforated silicone strap fitted with a steel deployant clasp, which is color-coordinated to match the dial and bezel of the watch.
Powering the Bulova Chronograph A “Surfboard” is the reliable Miyota 6S21 quartz movement. Offering a highly respectable timekeeping actuary of 15 seconds per month, the cal. 6S21 features a 30-minute recorder located at the 3 o’clock location and a centrally-mounted chronograph seconds hand, which can be used in conjunction with the tachymeter scale printed along the periphery of the dial to measure speed and distance.
- Case: Stainless Steel
- Dial: Blue with White Registers
- Movement: Miyota 6S21 Quartz Chronograph
- Complications: Chronograph
- Lens: Double Curved Sapphire Box Crystal
- Strap: Blue Silicone
- Water Res.: 200 Meters
- Diameter: 40.5mm
- Length: 47mm
- Thickness: 14.5mm
- Lug Width: 20mm
- Ref Number: 98A253
Founded in 1875, Bulova is an American watch company based in New York City that was one of the most prominent brands in the industry throughout most of the 20th century. A true household name, Bulova is credited with numerous contributions to watchmaking, including creating the world’s first fully-electronic wristwatch using the brand’s proprietary tuning-fork based technology. Bulova timepieces have been issued to members of the United States Military, used on 46 different NASA missions, and even worn by astronauts on the surface of the Moon. Since 2008, Bulova has been owned by Citizen Watch Co. and the company continues to operate out of its New York City headquarters, producing high-quality timepieces that honor the brand’s remarkable and diverse history.