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Bulova 1972 Oceanographer

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1 1/8 inch dia.



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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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Posted November 7, 2013 - 10:35pm

Bears a very close kin the Oceanographer G with charcoal dial. Dial is the only thing that doesn't match up, every thing else matches. I don't know if Bulova offered different color dials but I would guess they probably did.

Two ticks for Oceanographer G due to dial color difference.

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Posted November 8, 2013 - 4:33am

M2 would make it 1962. It's a great looking watch. I'm a big fan of the black dialed versions. 

Oceanographer for now until I search deeper.

Posted November 8, 2013 - 6:29am

Sorry, the M2 is a typo.  It's N2.  I'll correct in the description.

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Posted November 8, 2013 - 8:16am
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Posted November 8, 2013 - 12:56pm

These slate grey dials are nice. 


Geoff Baker
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Posted November 9, 2013 - 6:26am

Great looking Oceanographer - I really like this model, thanks for sharing it!