Bulova 1970 Oceanographer

8/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.7525
Manufacture Year: 
1970
Movement Model: 
11blacd
Movement Jewels: 
17
Case Serial No.: 
1-986700
Case shape: 
Other
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

My $10 find..that put me in the poor house to repair..Time is $$$$..lol. No Conforming Bully  here..But flying saucer big.. N0  Oceanographer Snorkel Automatic 666ft. 

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bobbee
Posted November 25, 2012 - 3:46am

1970 Oceanographer.

Geoff Baker
Posted November 25, 2012 - 6:51am

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Agree - Oceanographer

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 25, 2012 - 7:41am

1970 "SNORKEL"

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bobbee
Posted November 25, 2012 - 8:00am

This 1970 ad shows a watch with an almost identical dial with the same writing, including "Snorkel", yet the name on the bottom of the ad is the "Oceanographer 'M' ", not the Snorkel.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 25, 2012 - 8:45am

"OCEANOGRAPHER"

JP
Posted November 25, 2012 - 12:26pm

Panel Member

Bobbee, the ad for the snorkel has a different dial. No dots at the hour positions. The Oceanographer has the exact dial as the subject watch.

My vote is Oceanographer.

OldTicker
Posted November 25, 2012 - 1:08pm

Oceanographer, and the variant letter is at the bottom of the ad, but it is too small to make out.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 25, 2012 - 2:33pm

"B"

but the subject Case is not a match to the ad.

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bobbee
Posted March 30, 2014 - 12:24pm

1969 advert, and a possible explanation for the "SNORKEL" name.

Diver's 666ft. watches are all Oceanographer Snorkels, dress style 333ft. watches are the Oceanographer models.

As it says in the advert, "Tested to 333 feet. And in the case of the Snorkel model, 666 feet."

Either just "Snorkel", or "Oceanographer Snorkel" name would suffice.