Bulova 1974 Oceanographer

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.01
Manufacture Year: 
1974
Movement Model: 
UNK
Movement Jewels: 
Unknown
Case Serial No.: 
3-688659
Case shape: 
Round
Case Manufacturer: 
Bulova
Crystal Details: 
30.15 Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

1974 Bulova Oceanographer in NOS drop dead gorgeous condition. Blue and white rotating bezel is perfect, not a scratch anywhere on this beauty. Back is only marked with 'Bulova', the s/n and "Stainless Steel 666 Feet. Original matching all stainless bracelet also marked 'Bulova'.  Dial is marked Bulova Snorkel - Automatic 666 Feet. Not sure if the numbers on the back tag have any meaning.

Added 4/24/2013

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1974 Bulova Ocenographer Snorkel Geoffrey Baker 4/24/2013
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Geoff Baker
Posted April 24, 2013 - 9:48pm

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We do not, that I know of have an ad showing this watch as an Oceanographer, that is my best guess. I do not believe, as I have stated before, that it's a Snorkel.

JP
Posted April 24, 2013 - 9:55pm

Panel Member

But it says Snorkel on the dial Geoff.. What would make you think it was not a Snorkel?? Beautiful watch.

John

mybulova_admin
Posted April 24, 2013 - 11:43pm

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I agree with JP, Oceanographer's are so named on the dial (usually). I though we had already established that Bulova did in fact release a model called "Snorkel".

Snorkel for me.

JP
Posted April 24, 2013 - 11:49pm

Panel Member

Three ticks for Snorkel

OldTicker
Posted April 25, 2013 - 12:29am

Nice wrist ornament Geoff!

Since we have no real "Snorkel" proof, why not list these with "Snorkel on the dial as "Oceanographer Snorkel's" that way we could separate the two models?

mybulova_admin
Posted April 25, 2013 - 2:41am

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I guess immitation is the best form of flattery.

These and other adverts show that Bulova did in fact release a model called the 'Snorkel'. Why are we still debating this point?

Geoff Baker
Posted April 25, 2013 - 5:47am

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The last Bulova ad naming a watch "Snorkel" is from 1968. In the 70's they advertised watches with Snorkel on the dial as Oceanographers. We HAVE ads is all I'm saying.

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1971-oceanographer-5495

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Posted April 25, 2013 - 5:44am

'UNKNOWN'

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bobbee
Posted April 25, 2013 - 5:56am

Geoff, there is an ad for the ladies Snorkel from 1972 linked up there.