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

Good luck.

1383 COMMENTS

  1. My dad introduced me to Bulova watches. They are classy and long lasting. How could you go wrong? He was also a big fan of their look.

  2. I would have a hard time parting with such a treasure but I’d give it to my husband because I could see it all the time.

  3. I have heard that a Bulova product is strong,classic and last a lifetime. It would be nice to pass it down to the next generation

  4. I don’t have a Bulova story but my son would love to have this and I would be the best mom ever if I could gift it to him

  5. Bulova product has been around since 1871 so that says a lot about their product being handcrafted masterpieces!

  6. I love the look of this watch. Many years ago, the company I worked for awarded me a really nice engraved Bulova watch in recognition of my contributions to the company.

  7. I am impressed. I would never put a watch through lunar conditions but the extra protection couldn’t hurt!

  8. This would be a great and stylish reminder of the Lunar Roving Vehicle mission that I could wear with pride every day.

  9. I know that Bulova watches last forever. My dad had one his whole life — and now my brother has it. Love the look of this Moon Watch! My husband would LOVE it!

  10. I like the fact that it works on the moon, that would be handy when we have to leave earth and live on a moon base.

  11. I like this one because it doesn’t have any Roman numerals. The font on the original moon Watch is much cleaner though.

  12. Bulova blends artistry and science to a high degree! I love the style, yet, rugged quality of the Bulova Moon watch!

  13. I was presented with a Bulova Watch from a manufacturer of appliances when we outsold the region. Great watch good looking,easy to read,classy.

  14. I remember many moons ago (no pun intended) my sis bought me a watch for christmas it was a bulova. My bro was teasing saying that Timex was better, so much better because that’s what he received from ‘Santa’ . My sis leaned in and whispered, no it isnt..just watch and see (again, no pun intended) 2 days later my bros watch stopped working because he over wound it lol to this day…he will never buy a timex lol so if I win, I would love to GIFT him this just to sorta poke the bear lol man! That would be great! Thx for the chance!! Merry Christmas!

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