Oceanographer

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
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Bulova watch
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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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mirtlem 1978 Bulova Oceanographer Quartz 09 13 2014.jpg
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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mirtlem1968 Bulova Oceanogrpher 09 06 2014
1968 Bulova watch
1968 Bulova watch
1968 Bulova watch
1968 Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1972 Oceanographer

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
G
Manufacture Year: 
1972
Movement Model: 
11BLACD
Case Serial No.: 
3-356071
Case shape: 
Oval
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
714AWD
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Found NOS, came with no magnifier crystal, I replaced it with the magnifier version.

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Bulova Oceanographer Automatic Snorkel 666 FEET

Bulova 1971 Oceanographer

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
D
Manufacture Year: 
1971
Movement Model: 
11BLACD
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
J02349
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

This watch was willed to me after my Grandfather, the greatest man ever to live, passed.

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71' Bulova Oceanographer Automatic 333 03-03-2014
1971 Bulova watch
1971 Bulova watch
1971 Bulova watch

Bulova 1970 Oceanographer

Model ID rating explained.
Variant: 
G
Manufacture Year: 
1970
Movement Model: 
11BLACD
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
131675
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
Acrylic with inside date magnifyer at 3 o'clock.
Gender: 
Mens
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Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova Watch

Bulova 1972 Oceanographer

Model ID rating explained.
Manufacture Year: 
1972
Movement Model: 
unknown
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Movement Serial No.: 
unknown
Case Serial No.: 
BJ002887
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
1 1/8 inch dia.
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Another Bulova rescued from the back of the drawer.  I don't have much of a story for this one other than I bashed it against a door frame, broke the crystal off, taped it back on, and throw the watch into a dresser drawer.  About 6 weeks ago I found it when I was searching for my 1965 Bulova Commander.  I took it to a watch maker and had it repaired.  Mostly likely I spent too much money on it, but I wanted the watch working again.
 

The crown is marked Bulova.  The dial appears to be a dark gray to me.  The back of the case is marked N2 so manufacture year would be 1972 but I know I didn't buy this watch until 1974 or perhaps 1975.  The face is marked :

Bulova   Oceanographer   Automatic   333 Feet  T Swiss T

The case back reads 10K Gold Bezel Ring BULOVA Stainless Steel Case BJ002887 with N2 centered under the serial number

I don't have any papers or the box for this watch.

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