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
it’s swiss made
Closest my wife will let me get to being an astronaut. :0)
I have an astronauts pen so only fitting I would wear an astronauts watch.
I like the classic design. Thanks for the great contest.
My son loves fancy watches so I would love to win this for him.
A lovely piece of timeless jewelry
A quality name in watches – tough stuff
I love how stylish Bulova watches are
I had one but unfortunately it was broken by someone. Would love another
Im not big on wearing jewellery or accessories but having a Bulova which is not just any other watch would help me improve on my punctuality lol.
I love the look of them, have never owned one but sure would like to!
I also own a Bulova watch and find it amazing! Would love to have a newer one. They are the best!
I love the look of Bulova watches and they are high quality. Would be lovely to gift this gift 🙂
I love their attention to design.
I’ve always loved the look of Bulova watches, so timeless!!
I own 1 Bulova watch. I love how stylish yet classic they look.
the classic look of Bulova watches
I like the look of the Bulova watch stylish and elegant.
My husband LOVES the look and quality of Bulova!!!! I would love to win this for him. He is an amazing provider for our family and he so deserves it
I have always liked the Bulova watches. Thank you for the chance.
Love the classic look of Bulova!
Love the classic look
Love the classic look.
I have never had a Bulova Watch but that watch is lovely
I like Bulova watches because they give you a chance to class up a look by adding one. A smartwatch is great and useful, but it doesn’t tend to look amazing with a suit.
I love Bulove for the quality!
I received a Bulova watch when I graduated from nursing, great watch!!
I like the classic Bulova look. This would be the perfect gift for my Dad!
Bulova was my very first watch – given to me as a graduation gift when I was 13.
They always seem to keep a classic feel while keeping a current and modern edge as well.
I like the styles of Bulova.
Love the classic look of Bulova watches!
I want my son have a watch his dad and grampa would have
I love Bulova’s timeless style.
I like the story behind the moon watch.
Never owned one before, but I would love too; because of the amazing quality! Thanks for the amazing contest, #BestBuyCanada!
A Bulova watch is the first gift my dad gave me in which my mom didn’t help him get.It meant a lot because I knew he actually put effort into deciding what to get me.
Never had Bulova watch as I couldn’t afford one but will be grateful if given a chance to win.
The classic styling & craftsmanship is what I like about Bulova watches
I love the classic look of a Bulova watch! My husband would find a watch designed for the moon so cool!
My son bought me a Bulova watch 10 years ago, but I find it difficult now to see the numbers on it because of my eye sight isn’t as good as it used to be. Thank you
I always wanted a Bulova Watch. I like the classic styling, especially the leather bands.
I love the overall look of the Bulova watch. It’s classy and classic.
I have never had a Bulova watch, but they are beautiful.
I have never owned a Bulova Watch but would love to have one.
I love the classic & timeless look of Bulova watches. They are high quality & built to last.
I have never owned one, but it would truly be out of this world to win this Moon Watch. Thanks for this chance to win & Happy Holidays!
I just bought my first Bulova watch a few days ago, haven’t wore it yet though
My coworker collects watches and has many in Bulova in his rotation.
My coworker collects watches and has many Bulova in his rotation at the office.
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