Bulova 1978 Oceanographer

6/10 votes
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11 A0ACB
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i have a Bulova Snorkel but i don't find any Informations about this modell. I think it is a 666 but it is not like the pictures that you find at the internet. You see the bezel insert is completly blue and there is no 666 at the dial.


Unfortunately the back cover is polished :-/

can everyone tell me more about this watch?


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1978 Bulova Oceanographer watch
1978 Bulova watch
1978 Bulova watch
1978 Bulova watch
1978 Bulova watch
Posted May 28, 2017 - 10:29pm

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Can you confirm the movement date code? Is it N8?

Also any information on the inside backcase.

Posted May 29, 2017 - 12:41am

Yes, it is a N8 and inside the back Cover is written: MLB 7202 swiss 

Geoff Baker
Posted May 29, 2017 - 7:02am

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Hello Schlumpa, welcome to myBulova. I like this watch a lot, I have one very similar here. I think we would name this one Oceanographer. It's interesting that your dial reads "Automatic 23 Jewels" as mine is "Automatic 666 Feet".

Posted May 29, 2017 - 7:39am

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Case No. 7202 is genuine for the movement 11A0ACB

Posted May 29, 2017 - 11:53am


@ Geoff Baker: I only found your Watchversion, but i don't found the Watch with this completly blue Bezel and this Dial 

@ mybulova_Admin: Yes Case and Movement fit together.

Posted June 2, 2017 - 6:28am

Club 5000Panel Member

We have two options for this watch, Oceanographer or Snorkel 666?

I'm more inclined with Snorkel 666 as the Oceanographer typically had the name on the dial, as this one does with 'Snorkel'.

Geoff Baker
Posted June 3, 2017 - 7:47am

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I'm still at Oceanopgrapher.

Geoff Baker
Posted June 10, 2017 - 8:06am

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Panel - any suggestions on this beauty? It's waiting for a name......

Posted June 10, 2017 - 10:41pm

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I'm leaning towards 'Oceanographer Snorkel', variant unknown.

Posted June 10, 2017 - 10:56pm

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I'm finding a few old newspaper adverts that seem to be putting the word 'snorkel' in the same context as 'Calendar' and 'Date/time', almost as a key functional element of the watch, in this case an underwater watch.

We current have model groups for the Accutron series like; Accutron Calendar, Accutron Day/Date, Accutron Deep Sea etc.... so....what I'm suggesting based on this is that 'Oceanographer' has a similar grouping of 'Snorkel'. We may yet even see a new sub-grouping of 'calendar' and 'day/date' for Oceanographers as they seem to come with a number of these functional styles. Maybe...maybe not....just a thought at this stage.