Bulova 1972 Oceanographer

Submitted by steven_s on November 7, 2013 - 7:36pm
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1 1/8 inch dia.
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Another Bulova rescued from the back of the drawer.  I don't have much of a story for this one other than I bashed it against a door frame, broke the crystal off, taped it back on, and throw the watch into a dresser drawer.  About 6 weeks ago I found it when I was searching for my 1965 Bulova Commander.  I took it to a watch maker and had it repaired.  Mostly likely I spent too much money on it, but I wanted the watch working again.

The crown is marked Bulova.  The dial appears to be a dark gray to me.  The back of the case is marked N2 so manufacture year would be 1972 but I know I didn't buy this watch until 1974 or perhaps 1975.  The face is marked :

Bulova   Oceanographer   Automatic   333 Feet  T Swiss T

The case back reads 10K Gold Bezel Ring BULOVA Stainless Steel Case BJ002887 with N2 centered under the serial number

I don't have any papers or the box for this watch.

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Posted November 7, 2013 - 9:35pm

Bears a very close kin the Oceanographer G with charcoal dial. Dial is the only thing that doesn't match up, every thing else matches. I don't know if Bulova offered different color dials but I would guess they probably did.

Two ticks for Oceanographer G due to dial color difference.

Posted November 8, 2013 - 3:33am

M2 would make it 1962. It's a great looking watch. I'm a big fan of the black dialed versions. 

Oceanographer for now until I search deeper.

Reverend Rob
Posted November 8, 2013 - 11:56am

These slate grey dials are nice. 


Geoff Baker
Posted November 9, 2013 - 5:26am

Great looking Oceanographer - I really like this model, thanks for sharing it!

Posted October 3, 2021 - 12:01am

Confirming model and variant from the 1971 Bulova LInebook BAWD0179 page 21

1972 Bulova Oceanographer "B"

Oceanographer BOceanographer B