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2019 Bulova Computron - Retro LED in Vogue?

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2019 Bulova Computron - Retro LED in Vogue?

Post03 Apr 2019, 20:08

Hi.

I just thought I'd see what people think about the 2019 Bulova Computron Sideview models:
https://wornandwound.com/baselworld-201 ... computron/
https://www.bulova.com/us/en/collection ... orld-2019/
https://www.watchonista.com/articles/no ... -damn-cool

A few questions - (1) what do you think about this particular release (2) which is your favorite model and (3) is this an indication that retro LED is cool again?

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Re: 2019 Bulova Computron - Retro LED in Vogue?

Post04 Apr 2019, 00:49

The cases are almost...I repeat, ALMOST passable (would be nice if the new glass fit the 70s originals). The displays...ghastly, unalloyed rubbish. You'd think Bulova could afford to replicate the 70s-style readouts.
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Re: 2019 Bulova Computron - Retro LED in Vogue?

Post04 Apr 2019, 10:53

Why not,
when you think that the price of a original Bulova Compuchron in good condition it’s about 500$/600$ Or more...with uncertain reliability.
This new model can be an opportunity to have a Compuchron design with a good price and reliability.
Just the new led display is not beautiful as the vintage LED display and I think they could have integrated more functions, like a chronograph, perpetual calendar...
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Re: 2019 Bulova Computron - Retro LED in Vogue?

Post04 Apr 2019, 12:48

want to see the full specs, including weight, before I decide whether to buy one.
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Re: 2019 Bulova Computron - Retro LED in Vogue?

Post06 Apr 2019, 17:12

Should this not be in the "modern leds" section?
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Re: 2019 Bulova Computron - Retro LED in Vogue?

Post07 Apr 2019, 06:02

holly35 wrote:Should this not be in the "modern leds" section?


You’re right...
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Re: 2019 Bulova Computron - Retro LED in Vogue?

Post07 Apr 2019, 19:51

Admins: feel free to move the post to "modern leds" if you like. I didn't see a way to move it myself.

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Re: 2019 Bulova Computron - Retro LED in Vogue?

Post07 Apr 2019, 22:15

I have an original with the 6 digit display. Hrs, mins, secs. Mo, date , day of wk. 1977 vintage, works well. The display on the new one just doesn’t look right. Peter
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Re: 2019 Bulova Computron - Retro LED in Vogue?

Post20 Apr 2019, 00:07

The newer style LED display looks like an Ebay $5 special. The case is nice though.
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