The Bulova Marine Star range has two new models on the UK website.
The blue dial model has a chunky 45mm wide case, mineral crystal and a Miyota 82S series automatic movement inside. You can view it through the caseback by the way, although it’s quite a boring bit of tech to look at. On the upside the watch has 200m of resistance, so it’s good for swimming and snorkelling etc.
A 3 year guarantee is nice to have, but like its sister model in orange, the Marine Star doesn’t seem like great value compared to many other 200m plus automatic dive watches around.
At £449 this has strong competition from Seiko’s Prospex range, which starts at about £350 online, depending on the retailer offer. There are loads of Indie brands like Baltic, (Aquascaphe starts at £580) San Martin, Squale, Aries Gold (£281 for a 43mm Seiko powered auto), Pagani, Spinnaker, Crafter Blue (Hyperion offers 600m for $600) or Enoksen’s Dive auto (£300 for 300m) to consider.
At the end of the day Bulova trades on its Swiss heritage but it’s a Citizen Group watch. Wait for the Sale if you loove the Marine Star.