Bulova MIL SHIPS 98A266
Bulova Watch archive series model 98A266.
Brand new to the Archive Series, the MIL-SHIPS-W-2181 is based on a prototype that was never commercially launched, making 2021 the first time watch enthusiasts will have the opportunity to own this luxury timepiece. The sport watch was inspired by a timepiece developed for the U.S. Navy, and it has a unique paper strip on the dial that indicates if moisture has entered the watch, and will change colour should the water resistance — up to 200 meters — ever start to fail. Another unique feature of this watch is that the top ring will only rotate once it is pressed down. The black matte dial is set into a stainless steel case, and has a slate blue strap made with a finely-woven nylon material made to withstand continuous contact with water.
The 98A266 features a Stainless Steel case of 41mm with a thickness of 15.1mm and a lug width of 16mm. The watch uses Anti-Reflective double domed Sapphire crystal. This watch uses the mechanical Calibre 82S0 with a hack function. Additional features include a water resistance rating of 200m and Luminous hands and markers.
What we love: The history of the watch and how such a basic piece of paper on the dial makes it such a standout with the capabilities. An invaluable addition to any collection.
Ships in 1-3 Business Days from Sydney with Australia Post Express. Sydney customers can pick up on the same day from our Alexandria showroom an hour after placing the order by choosing Click & Collect as the delivery option. To see the copy of the manual, please click HERE.
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