Precisionist Claremont 96B129 with Sweep Seconds
The curvature of the crystal and case
are striking design elements in my eyes. They make this watch truly one of a kind. It's like having a Curvex but with a circular shape. Thus this Claremont will stand out in any collection. Also the Bulova designers have shaped the case sides with very sexy lines. They reminded me a bit of a nicely rounded female body. Something we will never get bored to watch.
The crown is protected by a crown guard that is perfectly shaped and not sticking out like a sore thumb. There is also an interesting play with high gloss and brushed parts of case and bracelet. Viewed from the side, the watch is high gloss polish and this even includes the side of the bracelet links. If you look at the watch frontally, you will see a nice linear brush. I must admit that I am smitten by the efforts of the Bulova design team. In my opinion, it is rare to find such a consistent and thorough design on a watch with a MSRP of USD 350 that can be had at a street price half of that.