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Bulova 1973 Oceanographer

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
3

Manufacture Year: 

1973

Movement Model: 

11AOACB

Movement Jewels: 

23

Movement Serial No.: 

-

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
Panel Member
Posted August 1, 2018 - 9:25am

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 1, 2018 - 11:57pm

1973 .... N3 on caseback

 

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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted August 1, 2018 - 11:28am

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

Bulova Snorkel

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted August 2, 2018 - 6:00am

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
Panel Member
Posted August 2, 2018 - 6:04am

1973 Bulova Oceanographer

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted August 2, 2018 - 6:24am

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
Panel Member
Posted August 2, 2018 - 6:45am

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 - 9:14am

Great looking Oceanographer watch!

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Reverend Rob
Panel Member
Posted August 2, 2018 - 10:29am

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
Panel Member
Posted August 2, 2018 - 10:33am

Agreed 1973 Oceanographer.