Did you know that Bulova made the only privately owned watch that travelled to the moon? Commander Dave Scott wore his own Bulova Lunar Chronograph on the Apollo 15 mission that launched on July 26th, 1971. That mission captivated television audiences who watched history unfold. Now, Best Buy is giving you a chance to win a piece of history: the prize for this contest is the re-edition Bulova Moon Watch, a replica of that historic watch that was designed for a walk on the moon.
Bulova designed this watch to withstand lunar conditions
NASA gave US government approved watches to every astronaut in the 1960’s and 70’s. However, the crystal face of the government issue watch worn by Commander Scott broke off just before he was to exit the Lunar module to walk on the moon. So, he used his personal backup, the Bulova Lunar Chronograph—and history was made!
That watch was customized to withstand astronomical conditions and it certainly did that, surviving the harsh conditions and returning to Earth, a little worn, but working. It eventually was sold at auction for over $1.6 million (US).
Updated and re-issued keeping history alive
You probably are already aware that every Bulova watch is special. I fell in love with mine the moment I saw it in a jewelry store—I was very happy when I saw the exact same watch online at Best buy for a much lower price and am glad to have bought it—even if it isn’t a Moon Watch!
The modern version of the Bulova Moon Watch is very similar to the original. Here they are side-by-side:
As you can see there are a few differences (notably the date window on the bottom right of the re-edition) but they are almost identical. I love that they kept the elongated pushers instead of the traditional button pushers of most Bulova watches. It’s vintage, historic, and incredibly functional by keeping time like few other watches can. And it can survive tough conditions. Though you might not take it to the moon, it is rated for up to 50 metres underwater!
Of course, you can just purchase this watch or one of the many fashion watches at Best Buy. Or you can enter this contest for a chance to win one to make your story of how you ended up with a Moon Watch a bit more interesting.
How to enter
Entering this contest is easy but you can only enter once. In a comment below, tell us what you like most about Bulova watches. Do you have a special “Bulova” story? Let us know in a comment for a chance to win.
What you can win
At the end of this contest we will draw one winner from all eligible entries to receive a Bulova Moon Watch.
This contest runs from December 4th until December 16th.
Remember you can only enter once but you probably know someone who loves history, or loves watches, and you should share this contest with them, so they too have a chance to win.
Win a Bulova Moon Watch Contest Rules and Regulations
This contest is now closed. We will draw the winners soon in accordance with the rules. Return to the blog often to read great articles, learn about the latest technology, and to enter more contests. You never know when we’ll be doing another amazing giveaway!
My husband has had a Bulova Watch, and it was 1st, a classy looking watch, and 2nd kept time perfectly. I recommend this product
The watches produced by Bulova will out work most of us!
I love the style.
What I like most about Bulova watches? The beautiful craftsmanship of course!
it’s well made
Bulova has been around for many decades and their watches are ‘Top Notch’ in Performance & looks.
I like the colors – very classy.
I like the durability of this Lunar Pilot watch.
I love the design of Bulova watches.
I like that it is a good underwater watch.
I like its classic design
i am dreaming of winning the exceptional Bulova Lunar Pilot
I’ve never owned a Bulova but this watch looks awesome!
I like Bulova’s style and quality.
I like Bulova’s style and quality.
If it could be the only thing that I could give my husband of 58 years to show
how much I love him, it would be to present him with this wonderful LUNAR watch.
He would be so proud to wear it, because of its history and imaginative design-
like him, just one of a kind.
This is amazing – I’ve never owned a bulova before
I like the styles of their beautiful watchs!!
I have never been lucky enough to own a Bulova yet.
Not only is it a gorgeous watch it is also a conversation starter! What a great history!
I like the classic black and white look.
I like that it looks like a reliable watch.
I like knowing that if I ever get hurled off this earth, my watch will still work
I like the craftsmanship and innovation – imagine – a watch designed for LUNAR conditions!!??
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