Bulova 1968 Oceanographer "G"

5/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
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
Geoff Baker
Posted June 3, 2015 - 7:15am

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Hi Kirby, this is a wonderful watch. Not doubt it's an Oceanographer, I think the variant on this one is "G". This watch is on my top ten favorite Bulovas. I love it. Nice work on the dial.

jabs
Posted June 3, 2015 - 12:49pm

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Agree with Oceanographer "G"

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William Smith
Posted June 3, 2015 - 1:18pm

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+1

JP
Posted June 3, 2015 - 6:28pm

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ditto

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bobbee
Posted June 4, 2015 - 5:37am

Oceanographer "Snorkel" 'G', as per ads.

All 666 feet depth rated models are Oceanographer Snorkel, all 333 feet d.r. are Oceanographer.

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William Smith
Posted June 4, 2015 - 11:06am

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Yea we still have severl other watch records in database ID'ed as Snorkel when we now think Oceanographer is the correct call, like for this Oceanographer "G". 



It also looks like there may be a few years (or models) that were advertised as what looks like a model name "Snorkel", like in this 1968 ad

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bobbee
Posted June 6, 2015 - 1:30am

These two ads show that the 666 feet tested models were all known as Snorkels.

The first ad says: "every single Bulova Oceanographer Snorkel is tested under 666 feet of pressure" while the second one says: "Tested to 333 feet. And in the case of the Snorkel model, 666 feet."

We even have Bulova records naming them Snorkel in the mid-seventies.

 

Andersok
Posted June 4, 2015 - 7:37am

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+1