Bulova 1972 Oceanographer

Submitted by Andersok on January 25, 2020 - 7:59am
Q
Manufacture Year
1972
Movement Model
11ANACB
Movement Jewels
17
Case Serial No.
000985
Case shape
Cushion
Case Manufacturer
Bulova
Crystal Details
1404-1AW
Gender
Mens
Additional Information

1972 Oceanographer 'Q'

Case is all stainless steel, number J-3012, made in Japan, dated N1.  Blue dial with faded orange center hand, lighter blue markers, day and date window at 3:00. Swiss-made movement is dated N2. Band is not original.

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Kathy L.
Posted January 25, 2020 - 11:18am

Very clean, nice one Ken!

1972 Bulova Oceanographer "Q"

Geoff Baker
Posted January 25, 2020 - 9:45pm

Beautiful - we've come to expect nothing less Ken! I haven't seen this one on the bay yet, are you keeping it?

1972 Bulova Oceanographer Q

Andersok
Posted January 26, 2020 - 6:05am

In reply to by Geoff Baker

When it gets back from the watchmaker, I will have to decide; likely will be sold.

mybulova_admin
Posted January 26, 2020 - 3:25am

The dial looks like it fresh off the factory floor. What an amazing example. Love that yellow contrasting second hand as well.

1972 Bulova Oceanographer Q

The 1972 ABC case parts calatog also matches the case 3012 as white (SS) with a 11ANACB movement.

Andersok
Posted January 26, 2020 - 6:10am

In reply to by mybulova_admin

I think the second hand and the lume pips were originally more orange. I also sometimes see in the parts catalog that the movement it calls for may not be the same found in later watches, but one that is an updated movement model with a letter difference like AOACB instead of ANACB.

Thanks for the comments

jabs
Posted January 26, 2020 - 4:10am

1972 Bulova Oceanographer "Q", nice

neetstuf-4-u
Posted January 26, 2020 - 8:34am

That's a beauty Ken. I agree with your observation about the hands and pips, perhaps sun fade?

1972 Bulova Oceanographer "Q"