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To all those posting those Bulova moon watches: please stop.

They look amazing, but they're too big for me to pull off comfortably.

It makes me sad.
I think the Bulova UHF quartz watches are nice horology. The Bulova Moon Watch is very accurate and evokes memories of Apollo 15. Mine runes about 6-7 spy. Not bad for $350.


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PLEASE STOP! :-(
 

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Sorry, I didn't read through the entire thread. I will say that it works in my 6.75" wrist. I was in the "too big" camp also until I tried it.

Try it. If it doesn't work out, it should be easy to flip.

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I'm joking! I love seeing them. The "sad about not being able to pull one off" is true, but it looks great on your and others' wrists!
 

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They were probably trying to be true to the size of the watch that Dave Scott wore on Apollo 15. So no, I don't think the smaller size would have broadened the appeal, since the appeal is primarily about the connection with the moon.

I'm pretty certain that the original was smaller - can't seem to verify that at the moment though so who knows.
 

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You're right, the original was probably about 43.5mm in diameter. The difference in size was presumably to achieve the same dial proportions with a different movement.

https://www.watchuseek.com/f2/size-original-bulova-moon-watch-3057002.html
To be fair, a 43.5mm watch was probably waayy more of an outrageous size in the early 70s than a 45mm watch by today's standards.

The movement thing makes a lot of sense. I love the idea of those high accuracy precisionist movements, but most are likewise too big for me - I'm guessing partially because it's a big movement (with big power cell).

Just to be clear, there's no hate against larger watches from me, and I own a few. They just tend to get little to no wrist time after a short while because they're not as comfortable to me personally.
 
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