Oceanographer

Bulova 1970 Oceanographer

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1970
Movement Model: 
11 blacd
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
# 987678
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
714 AWD
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Modified [Bezel & Crystal] 1970  BULOVA Oceanographer  SNORKEL 666 ft Automatic 

MODIFICATIONS : ... BEZEL and CRYSTAL mounted on this watch are not original to this watch also  paired with an 18mm after market rubber with orange stitching and stainless steel buckle strap

Original PARTS Specs. for case Ref# 714 [ stamped inside of case ]

Crystal: 714AWD with 6mm date magnifier mounted on the underside of cystal [not used on this watch]

Crown: 386-3W

Gasket: G796

Bezel: Black and Red Uni-directional, indexed w/ 60 clicks

Bezel Ring: B194 

Movement ring: MR511

Case Clamp: 191-9-11AL

Case screw: 45C-11AF

 

Case: Three-piece (case ref# 987678)  brushed/polished stainless steel tonneau-shaped case and stainless steel case back (no personal engravings) with rotating divers bezel and semi hidden band attachments.

Dial: Original matte black enameled painted metal dial with faceted acrylic markets, Baton steel white painted and luminous filled hour/minute hands, red painted crosshairs, date window at three o'clock position, inter minute’s chapter and red sweep center-seconds hand. 

Movement: Bulova, Swiss made high-grade mechanical with self-winding automatic calibre 11 BLACD, seventeen (17) jewels gold-plated movement. 

Quad Signed: dial, case, crown and movement.

Band: 18mm [in picture is an  after market rubber with orange stitching and stainless steel buckle strap]

Diameter: Width 41mm (not including the crown) x thickness 13mm x lug end -to-lug end 43mm.

 

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1970 Bulova Oceanographer watch
1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch
1970 Bulova watch

Bulova 1971 Oceanographer

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
V
Manufacture Year: 
1971
Movement Model: 
11A0ACB
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
7095
Case shape: 
Cushion
Crystal Details: 
7095AW
Additional Information: 

I have been searching for a orange Snorkel "V" in good shape for awhile and found two. This is the keeper of the two. It Has just been serviced and relumed and is in great overall condition. I have replaced the bracelet. This will get lots of wrist time.

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1971 Oceanographer V
1971 Bulova watch

Bulova 1968 Oceanographer

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
G
Manufacture Year: 
1968
Movement Model: 
11blacd
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
714
Case shape: 
Cushion
Crystal Details: 
714AW
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Watch has just been serviced and relumed. Overall condition is great. Purchashed with what I believe is the original bracelet. The one on the watch now is not original, but looks almost the same, but with solid links that adds a little weight to the watch.

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1968 Oceanographer G
1968 Bulova watch

Bulova 1975 Oceanographer

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1975
Movement Model: 
11BSACB
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
9654
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
ROUND 32.40MM
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1975 OCEANOGRAPHER.Dial,Bulova,Set-o-matic,Dual-day(at the 3 mark under the day/date window),OCEAOGRAPHER 666FEET.Back,BULOVA,SHOCK RESISTANT,STAINLESS STEEL BACK,ANTIMAGNETIC,WATERPROOF TO 666 FT.N5.MOVEMENT IS DATED N4

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denupnorth 1975 Bulova 01 29 2015
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1970 Oceanographer

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
Snorkel
Manufacture Year: 
1970
Movement Model: 
11BLACD
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
3-209894
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

We found this watch in my uncle's belongings, without a strap or bracelet and it looked pretty rugged.
It was functioning but going way fast.
I really like the look of it and the fact it looked like my uncle actually used it so I had it repaired (quote detailed "Rotor poster, Auto bush") and also replaced the glass.

I’ve been trying to find out more details on the model the but Bulova Snorkel 666’s design varies and had troubles pinpointing the details for this model.
I was finally able to find some info suggesting this is a "ref 774" model.
The year per the back plate is 1970 (N0).

I am not eager to remove the back cover, hence no movement pics, I only recently received it back from the repair shop and I don’t want to take risks but if there is anything else I can provide let me know.

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Snorkel 666 - 1970
Bulova watch
Bulova watch

Bulova 1971 Oceanographer

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
V
Manufacture Year: 
1971
Movement Model: 
11A0ACB
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
225318
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

I think we only have one other of these in the database belonging to Mr. Baker.

This one is pretty destinct with the hunters orange dial.  The Hunters Orange Snorkel aka Oceanographer V.

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1971 Bulova Oceanographer V
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
Bulova Watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1968 Oceanographer

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1969
Movement Model: 
N/A
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
G612884
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Oceanographer 23 Jewels Automatic
Gender: 
Mens
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Bulova 1969 Oceanographer Automatic 23 Jewels
Bulova watch

Bulova 1967 Oceanographer

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
B
Manufacture Year: 
1968
Movement Model: 
11BLACD
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
F957534
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

recently aquired from an antique wharehouse for a very reasonable amount. Case and crystal are in ok shape. Case back and movement are stamped M8.

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kwalls 1968 Buova Oceanographer B 10 07 2014
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1978 Oceanographer

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
Quartz
Manufacture Year: 
1978
Movement Model: 
242
Case Serial No.: 
5508822
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Diver's
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1978 Oceanographer (Accutron Quartz model). Original band.

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1978 Bulova watch
1978 Bulova watch
1978 Bulova watch

Bulova 1968 Oceanographer

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1968
Movement Model: 
11BLACD
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
F872372
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Believe this to be a 1968 Oceanographer Model "H" variant. Never seen another with the blue face. Pristine condition, no rust, and I can probably set my quartz watches by it. Solid.

Back of case says "Waterproof, Stainless Steel Case, Anti Magnetic, Shock Resistant, M8". Movement also has M8 date stamp.

I have the original stainless steel mesh band as well, also in great shape, but it makes the watch a bit heavy to wear, and I wear this one daily.

Mike

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1968 Bulova watch
1968 Bulova watch
1968 Bulova watch
1968 Bulova watch
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