Bulova 1972 Oceanographer

Submitted by Bobleeves on May 5, 2021 - 8:38pm
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Case model number 7202.

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Posted May 5, 2021 - 8:40pm

I'm looking for help on replacing the crystal. So far all of the 30.60mm & 30.65mm crystals are not the correct thickness needed (old one is 4.5mm).

Posted May 5, 2021 - 8:53pm

7202 is the case model number. I can look this evening to see what the correct crystal is, if someone doesn't beat me to it.

Geoff Baker
Posted May 5, 2021 - 9:47pm

Crystal part number is 7202AW

Posted May 6, 2021 - 2:47pm

In reply to by Geoff Baker

Thanks for the help on the crystal number.... however when I search to try and find one to buy, nothing shows up on the web, eBay, etc. Any suggestions on where I can find one (or an equivalent from another manufacturer like GS Supplies, etc)? Thanks for the help!

Geoff Baker
Posted May 6, 2021 - 10:52pm

In reply to by Bobleeves

Hi Bob - these armored crystals are not easy to find. I do not have across reference book to any other manufacturers. As much as I hate to say keeping looking........

Posted May 5, 2021 - 10:59pm

Like I said....before someone beats me to it... 

We are a helpful bunch here at myBulova!!


Posted May 6, 2021 - 8:56am

Nice watch, I think we have determined that by 1972, "Snorkel" was no longer the model name, but rather the indication that the watch was an Oceanographer that is 666 feet water resistant.

I am inclined to name it 

1972 Oceanographer

Like this one

Posted May 8, 2021 - 5:58am

I'm sure we have seen this advert before, but will post again.

It shows how the 'Snorkel' was a model variant of the Oceanographer which was the 666ft version rather than the standard 333ft version.

So I tend to agree that this watch at this period came under the general model grouping of Oceanographer. Variant unknown at this time.

1969 Bulova Oceanographer watch series 

Geoff Baker
Posted May 8, 2021 - 11:07pm

We ID'd mine as an Oceanographer, it's here. It's very similar, I think this one should be Oceanographer too.

1972 Bulova Oceanographer

Posted May 8, 2021 - 11:40pm

I cannot find an ad for this watch but have to assume this to her a Bulova Oceanographer.