Dive Watch Wednesday: The Bulova Sea King Limited Edition

Bulova presented several new Omega replica watches with a diving bezel at Baselworld 2015; certainly the most eye-catching (and at the same time also the only one powered by an automatic movement) is the Bulova Sea King Limited Edition (Ref. 96B226), which features a 1,000-meter water-resistant, 50-mm large titanium case. Most notably, it’s also got an impossible-to-overlook bezel locking mechanism at 9 o’clock that could pose a challenge even for the likes of Houdini — both the top and bottom pushers need to be operated simultaneously in order to move the middle piece and then set the bezel.

It is not the first Bulova cheap Breitling replica watches to offer such a feature: At least two models Bulova released in the 1980s were equipped with bezel locking mechanisms, albeit much simpler ones: the Sea Hunter, with its second fixating crown; and the Snorkel, with a red pusher not unlike the one found on the Omega Ploprof.

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An integrated Helium release valve can be found at 2 o’clock; the base caliber is the Miyota 8215, which now boasts an increased shock resistance, according to Bulova.

The Bulova Sea King will be limited to 500 pieces and is expected to hit retailers’ shelves in early summer at a list price of $1,595.