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Bulova 1970 Oceanographer "G"

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Acrylic with inside date magnifyer at 3 o'clock.


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FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted November 13, 2013 - 12:54pm

ad is Dated 1969


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Posted November 14, 2013 - 5:39am

Oceanographer yes, variant "G" I'm not 100% certain as the dial and second hand are different. They may have changed the variant.

Oceanographer 3 ticks
Oceanographer "G" 2 ticks

Is it just me or Bulova make a lot of fantastic watches in 1970? This was truely a great year for them.

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Posted November 14, 2013 - 7:13am

Good catch on the Dial/Second Hand admin, totally slipped through.


Geoff Baker
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Posted November 14, 2013 - 7:05am

Oh dear I love these things, this is a very nice example. Stephen, you're spot on, between 1970 and 1973 Bulova had a killer line up, think of all those Oceanographers, Chronographs, Sea Kings and Presidents! I have so many fine watches from those 4 glorious years.

This, I agree should come in as an Oceanographer G, I can live with the second hand, not sure I see anything different on the dial.

Thanks for posting this one Mike, welcome to the myBulova club, bring us more!

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Posted November 20, 2013 - 6:41am

I'm sure its a minor point.

The subject watch dial says BULOVA OCEANOGRAPHER (top) and AUTOMATIC SNORKEL 666 FEET (bottom)

The advert says BULOVA SNORKEL (top) and AUTOMATIC 666 FEET (bottom)

Posted November 14, 2013 - 9:47am

Hey Guys,

Thanks so much for the thoughtful comments and information.  Yes, this is a great watch and I'd put it up there with many of the tool divers that I've owned over the years.  One watch that I wish that I could find would be a Bulova Sea King I owned about fifteen years ago.  It had a black dial that looked very much like an Explorer dial, with 12, 3, 6 and 9 aribic numeral markers, "Sea King" script and the  little whale logo in white just above the 6 and a very simple case, much like an Omega Seamaster of the 1960's.  It couldn't have been more than 34-36mm and the lugs were simple and straight, no fluting or extravagance.  I've searched for one for some time and have found many Sea Kings, but never of this variant.  I can't remember for sure if it had a date window at 3 o'clock or not.  It had a screw down case back and a simple crown, that may or may not have had a Bulova logo, can't remember.  Sure would love to have one again, so if anyone knows of one, please let me know and I'll be glad to relieve you of it post haste!!!




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Posted November 14, 2013 - 3:27pm

I'm good with Oceanographer unk variant at this time.  Great watch!  I gave mine to a buddy when he made Chief of Police... now I'm on the hunt to replace it as I really miss that watch!  Haha...