1969 Bulova Oceanographer Snorkel "M"
The vintage Bulova obsession in the watch community is very real and here to stay! The unique and funky watches that Bulova made from the 60s-80s are always a cause for conversation. Ranging from colorful diving chronographs to eccentric electric watches like the famous Accutron.
Bulova is no stranger when it comes to diving watches and many of the models Bulova has created are nicknamed "Devil Diver" in reference to their ominous depth ratings which read 666 ft. However, their designs are loved for their often bright color pallets and unique case shapes. The Oceanographer Snorkel "M" was one of Bulova's premier watches, advertised to be able to withstand extreme conditions and be the perfect everyday watch for adventurers, we couldn't agree more!
|Model||Snorkel 666 ft.|
|Bracelet||2pc Tropic Rubber Strap W/ Bulova Tang Buckle|
The excellent stainless steel case has seen gentle polishing in the past and shows light signs of honest use. The bakelite blue and red "Pepsi" bezel is in remarkable condition showing no cracking and only minimal signs of previous use. The unsigned crown is belived to be an early replacement. The case back displays all of its original factory engravings. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc rubber tropic strap with a Bulova tang buckle.
The silver and metallic blue two-tone "crosshair" dial featuring concentric brushing is simply beautiful design. The dial itself does show general age with consistent marks throughout the dial. The tritium lume plots have aged to a golden yellow coloration and exhibit minimal degradation when inspecte duner U.V. light. The original tritium hands have aged to a slightly darker patina, under U.V. light inspection the hands display no degradation.
None. The watch just received a complete service and is running perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.