Bulova 1969 Oceanographer

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1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
1969 Bulova watch
guardiamarina04's picture
Posted February 1, 2018 - 6:10am

Hi! i have this model but i dont know the story of model if you have addictional info contact me..

Posted February 2, 2018 - 10:26pm

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I'm thinking your watch might be part of the 'Oceanographer' series of Bulova watches. Can't say I've seen one like it before. Very nice. I really like the red dial.

Can you confirm that either the case or movement is stamped 'M9"?

guardiamarina04's picture
Posted February 3, 2018 - 10:37am

Yes M9 case

Geoff Baker
Posted February 3, 2018 - 7:11am

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Hello guardiamarina04, welcome to myBulova. This is a stunning watch, it really shouts "Hey, look over here".

I'm torn on an ID for it. The stainless steel case looks Oceanographer, the dive ring looks Oceanographer. I have not found any adverts showing this dial color or configuration. I rather think the dial may have been refinished to this design. I think the display case it's in is of an early 1960's era, late 1960's would have been the black octogon case.

I terms of ID, I am tentative on calling is a 1969 Oceanographer. Thanks for sharing it.

Andersok's picture
Posted February 3, 2018 - 9:25am

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I would also agree that this is an Oceanographer, but the dial lacks markings with that name or a depth rating, perhaps refinished as Geoff suggested.

Posted February 3, 2018 - 10:01am

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dial is similar to that seen in Accutron Deep Sea for 70 years

guardiamarina04's picture
Posted February 3, 2018 - 5:00pm

Thanks for yours opinion but i think its not reprint dial..


Posted February 3, 2018 - 11:25pm

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The dial layout is certainly very similar to the Accutron Deep Sea model of 1969, but the lack of normal depth or 'OCEANOGRAPHER" markings is strange....although we are talking about a Bulova watch here, so anything is possible.