Though Bulova nowadays mostly makes quartz watches (and even contributes to further development of accuracy of its movements), its production is not solely concentrated on this kind of timepieces. The U.S. watchmaker also has a series of products that are powered by mechanical movements, adequately named the Mechanical collection. Still, those mechanisms are hardly more than a footnote in horological history and are constructed without advanced complications that thrill true watch enthusiasts. However, with affordable prices up to $500, this lineage allows almost anyone to own a mechanical watch.
For this series, Bulova utilizes Japanese-made self-winding mechanical movements with 21 jewels which are all exposed through their dials, either partially or in some cases completely with the use of skeleton dials (which are in our opinion the most appealing pieces in the series). Besides its basic timekeeping function, some of Bulova Mechanical watches display date as well. The movements are constructed of 100 components and the manufacturer recommends their cleaning and lubrication every three to five years.
Though there is not much of a choice of movements, the collection does offer various shaped and styled faces of watches. Totally, there are 27 men’s models and 7 more models for the ladies. All of them are fitted in stainless steel cases, which are paired with steel bracelets or leather straps (brown or black). They are protected with mineral crystals and include water resistance from 30 to 100 meters.