Bulova 1973 Oceanographer

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3
Manufacture Year: 
1973
Movement Model: 
11AOACB
Movement Jewels: 
23
Case Serial No.: 
250377
Case shape: 
Tonneau
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1973 Bulova Snorkel 666ft. Day and Date Automatic

23 Jewel Bulova 11AOACB with 40 hr. power reserve.

Quick set date is set by repeated pull and push of the crown, the day function is set by +/- 24hr rotation of handset.

Case measures at 42mm (minus crown)

 

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1973 Bulova Snorkel Day and Date
1973 Bulova Snorkel Day and Date
1973 Bulova Snorkel Day and Date
1973 Bulova Snorkel Day and Date
Bulova Watch advert
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Reverend Rob
Posted August 1, 2018 - 10:25am

Panel Member

A great example of the Snorkel, getting very much sought after these days. 

I'm assuming there is an N3 on the caseback? 

camu
Posted August 2, 2018 - 12:57am

1973 .... N3 on caseback

 

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Kathy L.
Posted August 1, 2018 - 12:28pm

Panel Member

I couldn't find an ad but with the name on the dial I will agree.

Bulova Snorkel

Geoff Baker
Posted August 2, 2018 - 7:00am

Club 5000Panel Member

As a bit of a legalist when it comes to naming watches, I'm torn. While the word 'Snorkel' is clearly visible on the dial, I don't believe Bulova named (in adverts) any watch Snorkel post 1968. Having said that I'll probably be a lone dissenter but I think this is the Oceanographer model.

BTW - the watch is fabulous! As the Reverend states, this is a highly prized model. The chances of finding one with a pristine bezel like this are very small. Great watch Camu.

1973 Bulova Oceanographer

jabs
Posted August 2, 2018 - 7:04am

Panel Member

1973 Bulova Oceanographer

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted August 2, 2018 - 7:24am

Panel Member

1973 Bulova Oceanographer - tentative Snorkel. I can go either way, as it is on the dial  along with "666" feet. and was confirmed as a model name/ Oceanographer subset.

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Andersok
Posted August 2, 2018 - 7:45am

Panel Member

I agree with Geoff about the Snorkel name not being used past 1968. I agree this one is the Oceanographer "G".

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Astronaut M2
Posted August 2, 2018 - 10:14am

Great looking Oceanographer watch!

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Reverend Rob
Posted August 2, 2018 - 11:29am

Panel Member

Technically,  it is an Oceanographer, as Geoff has pointed out. Bulova did some odd things with names- what may have started out on some watches as a model, later becomes merely a feature printed on the dial. 

1973 Oceanographer.

 

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neetstuf-4-u
Posted August 2, 2018 - 11:33am

Panel Member

Agreed 1973 Oceanographer.