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    Bulova 98A186 "dark side of the moon"

    Last year this great watch sold with 3 year warranty, free shipping and 50% discount (500....250). With newsletter sign in and add. 10% it was 225!
    I thought of getting this or turtle (similar shape) but it got sold very fast and now I wait again....
    What do you think?Possible UK discounts this year? Long shot or...?

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    It depends on Bulova's expectations. If they don't sell... the price will come down. Amazon currently has them at 288 which I don't think is a bad price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    It depends on Bulova's expectations. If they don't sell... the price will come down. Amazon currently has them at 288 which I don't think is a bad price.
    I agree - that is a pretty good price (heading over to Amazon for a look.......).
    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

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    I don't know when Debenhams had this deal but wow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bond View Post
    I don't know when Debenhams had this deal but wow!

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    Seems they don't sell Bulova any more :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    I agree - that is a pretty good price (heading over to Amazon for a look.......).
    That is Amazon.com. The cheapest on Amazon.uk is 350. martyloveswatches is in Croatia.

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    I'm in the market for one of these atm and have been looking at prices. I must have followed that Debenhams link about a 100 times 'just in case' lol.
    I belive cheapest atm is 315 from HS Johnson. I think it did come down to about 260ish around Christmas. I should have bitten.

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    Bought and sold this watch a few times,great watch. Lowest I got was around 200 from H M Samuels with works discount

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    That is Amazon.com. The cheapest on Amazon.uk is 350. martyloveswatches is in Croatia.
    Yep...
    Tried with pricespy uk and Debenham was crazy cheap, but sth is wrong, I cannot open the web site on my comp. or cellphone?!Some scam or?
    Btw, for 225 ladr year with 3yr warranty, free postage, appearance, sapphire, blabla and a whole story it was a great deal. Good smooth sweeping quartz is a plus, just grab and wear...
    If you stumble across a good deal, feel free to post it!
    Tnx folks

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    Quote Originally Posted by miguelh34 View Post
    Bought and sold this watch a few times,great watch. Lowest I got was around 200 from H M Samuels with works discount
    Can you send the link, I ll try to log in (maybe get notified when in stock).
    Tnx

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    Quote Originally Posted by martyloveswatches View Post
    Can you send the link, I ll try to log in (maybe get notified when in stock).
    Tnx

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    Not available at that price currently. Was with my discount last year

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    Well, I ll wait for my luck then...
    Tnx

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    If anyone gets an info on sales, feel free to share it

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    Juat a reminder...

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    Amazon currently has them at 321. What kind of price are you looking for and where are you looking to buy from?

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    Last year it was 250 at hsamuel.co.ok, with registration and 10% additional discount, 225!

    ...that was a deal, hope this year sth similar will pop up

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    Sorry! I just missed this for you... but you are right, they do come up.

    https://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs...8600fd0a180512

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    I tried to open that link earlier, but cant do it through celphone or PC. Sth is wrong with that...?!

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    Access denied

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    Hm, I can see it from Qatar, but it's out of stock...


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    Yes, I see from pictures. From Croatia, access is denied on that page?! Don know why...it is out of stock nevertheless...

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    I did apologise for missing it.

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    Out of stock for me too! Damn!

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    New Lunar Pilot REF: 96A225

    This new edition with the old logo, no date, and curved sapphire crystal, black polyester NATO strap with three-piece buckle closure.

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    I really like PVD but I think this watch looks better in the bead-blasted stainless finish


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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post

    New Lunar Pilot REF: 96A225

    This new edition with the old logo, no date, and curved sapphire crystal, black polyester NATO strap with three-piece buckle closure.
    Much better, those features were the main reason for me to prefer the PVD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    Much better, those features were the main reason for me to prefer the PVD.
    I had a feeling that, that might have been the situation. Now it's a case of waiting for a price drop for you.

    I don't get the idea behind the nylon nato but one can always change the strap. I can't wait to see some live pics of the curved crystal.

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    I dont wear my watches with ss bracelets (maybe a little) so nylon is OK for me.

    I still think black PVD is nicer.
    Also, 45mm can be quite big (no bezel so it loos even ) bigger, so black creates an illusion of beeing smaller.

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    Gorgeous. Although for many I suspect it won't be expensive enough 😝
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    Nice, now the design is right if only they could make it 5mm smaller!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gray View Post
    Gorgeous. Although for many I suspect it won't be expensive enough 
    HAQs (High Accuracy Quartz) are for people who have finished with impressing others and are into impressing themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martyloveswatches View Post
    ... I still think black PVD is nicer.
    Also, 45mm can be quite big (no bezel so it loos even ) bigger, so black creates an illusion of beeing smaller.
    ...
    I was just going to say that... the black does appear to wear a lot smaller. And the leather NATO really suits it well. With the PVD you lose all the satin, brushed, and polished, contrasts (of the case) but the advantage of the 'size-reduction' overrides all that.

    It is interesting that the curved sapphire of the 96A225 seems to have lost the exposed rise of the crystal when viewed from the side.
    Last edited by abraxas; 8th March 2019 at 22:57.

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    If I get it, plan is to put it on some nice brown vivid leather. I just like black&brown combo

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    Quote Originally Posted by martyloveswatches View Post
    If I get it, plan is to put it on some nice brown vivid leather. I just like black&brown combo


    VIQIV PVD Soft Leather Band for Fossil Q
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/VIQIV-Leath...er%2B24mm&th=1

    For me the green one looks good too... but not before the original perishes.

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    I hadn't realised Bulova had released a blasted finish one with the old logo and no date, I tried one on a while ago but wanted a cross between the non pvd case and no date/old logo dial! This is excellent.

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    It came out a couple of weeks ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post


    New Lunar Pilot REF: 96A225

    This new edition with the old logo, no date, and curved sapphire crystal, black polyester NATO strap with three-piece buckle closure.
    Bugger, I suppose I am going to have to buy a 3rd one now.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by notnowkato View Post
    Bugger, I suppose I am going to have to buy a 3rd one now.............
    You still won't be out of the woods... because they as yet haven't done an actual reproduction of the moon watch... a steel, no-date, old logo, flat crystal. That will be coming next.
    Last edited by abraxas; 10th March 2019 at 08:32.

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    For me its not a game changer, sure its a nice watch but too similar to last series

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    Oddly, the new 96A225 model ALSO has a polished case. A couple of pics in this thread...

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f705/n...4892635-2.html

    It shines like a shiny thing.
    Last edited by abraxas; 16th March 2019 at 07:31.

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    Lunar 96A225. "The Shiny One", on shiny mesh.

    https://www.imgrum.pw/media/2007425627994388577

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