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Bulova 1968 Oceanographer "J"

7/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.858571

Variant: 

J

Manufacture Year: 

1968

Movement Model: 

11BLC

Movement Jewels: 

17

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

E85431

Case shape: 

Other

Case Manufacturer: 

Bulova

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

1968 Bulova Oceanographer. Not sure if it's a certain kind of variant. I bought it on eBay for a very good price, not running. A $27 trip to my jeweler later, and it runs like a champ!

I love the look of the black dial with gold markers and lettering! But, the case is in pretty poor shape with quite a bit of pitting and lots of scratches on the case back.

Case back is marked ".0015 Gold Electro Plate Bezel" and is dated M8, as is the movement. But the movement is one that I can't seem to find on the site here, an 11BLC.

Any more information would be much appreciated!

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[field_year-1968] Bulova Oceanographer Front View
[field_year-1968] Bulova Oceanographer Case Back
[field_year-1968] Bulova Oceanographer 11BLC Movement
[field_year-1968] Bulova Oceanographer Case Back Inside
[field_year-1968] Bulova Oceanographer
jabs
Panel Member
Posted January 30, 2019 - 4:22am

Agree with 1968 Bulova Oceanographer, variant I did not find

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Andersok
Panel Member
Posted January 30, 2019 - 8:06am

I'd say that based one your case 2890 this is the Oceanographer 'J' variant. Ads state black dial with gilt markers and yellow case. Similar design to the 'C'.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted January 31, 2019 - 6:11am

Well done Ken.

1968 Bulova Oceanographer J

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neetstuf-4-u
Panel Member
Posted January 31, 2019 - 9:59am

Excellent ad find Ken.

1968 Bulova Oceanographer "J"

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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted January 31, 2019 - 11:08am

Nice ad match Ken.

1968 Bulova Oceanographer "J"

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted January 31, 2019 - 8:43pm

Wow what did they do to the watch for $27?

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DeluxeRaccoon
Posted January 31, 2019 - 8:53pm

I believe they said the balance wheel had to be repaired. He cleaned up the watch quite a bit too, the crystal was a mess when I brought it in. Although, I may have to bring it back in because it seems to be running a little slow, even after I advanced it all the way