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Bulova 1978 Oceanographer

6/10 votes
Model ID rating explained.
2.835

Manufacture Year: 

1978

Movement Model: 

11 A0ACB

Movement Jewels: 

23

Movement Serial No.: 

-

Case Serial No.: 

-

Case shape: 

Round

Case Manufacturer: 

Other

Crystal Details: 

Plexi

Gender: 

Mens

Additional Information

Hello!

i have a Bulova Snorkel but i don't find any Informations about this modell. I think it is a 666 but it is not like the pictures that you find at the internet. You see the bezel insert is completly blue and there is no 666 at the dial.

 

Unfortunately the back cover is polished :-/

can everyone tell me more about this watch?

 

Thanks
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1978 Bulova Oceanographer watch
1978 Bulova watch
1978 Bulova watch
1978 Bulova watch
1978 Bulova watch
mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted May 28, 2017 - 9:29pm

Can you confirm the movement date code? Is it N8?

Also any information on the inside backcase.

Schlumpa
Posted May 28, 2017 - 11:41pm

Yes, it is a N8 and inside the back Cover is written: MLB 7202 swiss 

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted May 29, 2017 - 6:02am

Hello Schlumpa, welcome to myBulova. I like this watch a lot, I have one very similar here. I think we would name this one Oceanographer. It's interesting that your dial reads "Automatic 23 Jewels" as mine is "Automatic 666 Feet".

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted May 29, 2017 - 6:39am

Case No. 7202 is genuine for the movement 11A0ACB

Schlumpa
Posted May 29, 2017 - 10:53am

 

@ Geoff Baker: I only found your Watchversion, but i don't found the Watch with this completly blue Bezel and this Dial 

@ mybulova_Admin: Yes Case and Movement fit together.

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted June 2, 2017 - 5:28am

We have two options for this watch, Oceanographer or Snorkel 666?

I'm more inclined with Snorkel 666 as the Oceanographer typically had the name on the dial, as this one does with 'Snorkel'.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted June 3, 2017 - 6:47am

I'm still at Oceanopgrapher.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted June 10, 2017 - 7:06am

Panel - any suggestions on this beauty? It's waiting for a name......

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted June 10, 2017 - 9:41pm

I'm leaning towards 'Oceanographer Snorkel', variant unknown.

mybulova_admin
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted June 10, 2017 - 9:56pm

I'm finding a few old newspaper adverts that seem to be putting the word 'snorkel' in the same context as 'Calendar' and 'Date/time', almost as a key functional element of the watch, in this case an underwater watch.

We current have model groups for the Accutron series like; Accutron Calendar, Accutron Day/Date, Accutron Deep Sea etc.... so....what I'm suggesting based on this is that 'Oceanographer' has a similar grouping of 'Snorkel'. We may yet even see a new sub-grouping of 'calendar' and 'day/date' for Oceanographers as they seem to come with a number of these functional styles. Maybe...maybe not....just a thought at this stage.