Bulova 1967 Oceanographer "B"

3/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
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
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KWalls
Posted October 3, 2014 - 7:49am

the overall condition of the watch is pretty fantastic. Any info would be appreciated so that I would be able to find parts to fix its loose movement. Naturally it would also be nice just to know which model I'm wearing on my wrist!

 

Thank you,

kyle

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bobbee
Posted October 1, 2014 - 6:59pm

Cool, looks like the Oceanographer "B". Very nice watch, you can even do the dishes wearing it (not recommended!).

1968 advert.

 

KWalls
Posted October 1, 2014 - 7:22pm

Ah fantastic! Thanks for posting, very cool

KWalls
Posted October 1, 2014 - 7:29pm

now I just have to find that bracelet...or a nice nato...

jabs
Posted October 2, 2014 - 4:14am

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I´m good with 1968 Oceanographer "B", good find watch and ad too

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William Smith
Posted October 2, 2014 - 2:56pm

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Ditto what Bobbee and Jabs said.

Geoff Baker
Posted October 3, 2014 - 5:13am

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Hello KWalls, welcome to myBulova - it's a fine old watch you have, I worn one like it for years.

1968 Oceanographer B it is, well done.

KWalls
Posted October 3, 2014 - 7:43am

Thank you very much!

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ArchieGoodwin
Posted October 6, 2014 - 5:08am

Fantastic watch KWalls!  I'd be proud to wear such a nice example.  You mentioned a loose movement?  Is this still present?  From the pic it appears there's a movement ring, am I correct others?  Is the # stamped on the inside caseback 2892?  Let me know what that number is and I can check the case parts catalog to see if/what movement ring is supposed to be present.  Or, it can be a loose rotor? 

 

Eric

KWalls
Posted October 6, 2014 - 7:53am

thanks! Is really a great watch and I'm desperate to get it in tip top shape. The case is stamped 2892, has a movement retainer ring. It would appear to be missing the caseback "wavy" retainer ring. I have seen this piece in pictures and have been scouring the net for it without any luck. Any help/info such as part names or numbers would be FANTASTIC!

 

Kyle