The Lobster is not exactly rare but it's still a bit weird

My Bulova 98B247 Accutron II, aka Lobster, is weird. It’s basically a 70’s design that was blown up like a balloon until it reached 43.5mm diameter, which is when Bulova decided that it was now large enough to join the crowd of oversized monstrosities they were planning to release.

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It’s too large for me but I still bought it, because it’s one of the last Accutron models from Bulova and with its lugless design it’s still somehow manageable on my wrist. It’s also awesome because the same movement that forced it to be so large is also responsible for its unique sweeping second’s hand that glide over the dial with a smoothness that is unmatched by most other watches that are not powered with a Spring Drive.

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Too short. All “Consider the Lobster” pieces must be very long, involve ethical considerations, and create controversy. ;)

It’s a bummer to me that movement is so large, but maybe I’m better off because I’d be really tempted to buy a much smaller watch with one in it.

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Nothing says I love you like "oversized monstrosities".  Seriously, my wife and I call each other oversized monstrosities all the time.

On a less serious note, I wish they were still making this movement.  I think it's interesting and I'd consider owning something that has it.

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roberto

Too short. All “Consider the Lobster” pieces must be very long, involve ethical considerations, and create controversy. ;)

It’s a bummer to me that movement is so large, but maybe I’m better off because I’d be really tempted to buy a much smaller watch with one in it.

Unsurprisingly, I don't eat lobsters, or any sea food for the matter. It's not about religion or morale convictions but simply because I don't like the taste and presentation.

The movement is indeed very large and this is shared by most of Bulova's other 262KHz movements, which is one of the reasons why we will never see a smaller Lunar Pilot. Funny fact: The mesh bracelet is also jumbo sized. It has plenty of solid links near the clasp and I had to remove all of them to be able to close the bracelet over my wrist without having the watch flopping around like a beached whale.

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thekris

Nothing says I love you like "oversized monstrosities".  Seriously, my wife and I call each other oversized monstrosities all the time.

On a less serious note, I wish they were still making this movement.  I think it's interesting and I'd consider owning something that has it.

They have some very similar movements in their Precisionist line, which unfortunately are a design disaster and even larger by at least 1.5-2mm.

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I love the watch a lot. but I would get another belt to be honest. Nothing wrong with mesh belt. Theres got to be a better more matching belt for that watch. 

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ChadDipps

I love the watch a lot. but I would get another belt to be honest. Nothing wrong with mesh belt. Theres got to be a better more matching belt for that watch. 

It's not the most comfortable strap and its PVD coating will eventually rub off. But I do think that it match the style of this watch, therefore I'll wait until it will look like crap before switching to a better strap.

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I thought it would be a watch that you won't get to wear that often since its a classic Bulova Accutron.

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ChadDipps

I thought it would be a watch that you won't get to wear that often since its a classic Bulova Accutron.

It has the look of a 70's watch but it's a much more modern Accutron II with a 262Khz quartz movement instead of the tuning fork that the first Accutron used. I think Bulova stopped its production only a couple of years ago. 

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So its a modern one ok. Well at least you have one I still want that original and its the only vintage I would really want. No big rush now.

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