Bulova 1970 Oceanographer

Submitted by dougedoug on November 25, 2012 - 2:40am
G
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. 

Bulova watch
Bulova watch
bobbee
Posted November 25, 2012 - 2:46am

1970 Oceanographer.

Geoff Baker
Posted November 25, 2012 - 5:51am

Agree - Oceanographer

FifthAvenueRes…
Posted November 25, 2012 - 6:41am

1970 "SNORKEL"

bobbee
Posted November 25, 2012 - 7:00am

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.

JP
Posted November 25, 2012 - 11:26am

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 - 12:08pm

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

FifthAvenueRes…
Posted November 25, 2012 - 1:33pm

"B"

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

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.

JimDon5822
Posted October 2, 2021 - 11:52pm

Confirming model and variant from the 1970 Linebook BAWD0175 page 25.  Interesting the the date wheel even matches this subject watch.

1970 Bulova Oceanographer "G"

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