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.

1969 Bulova Oceanographer "M" Snorkel


Bulova is no stranger when it comes to diving watches and many of the models Bulova has created are nicknamed "Devil Diver's" 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 Bulovas premier watches, advertised to be able to withstand extreme conditions and be the perfect everyday watch for adventurers, we couldn't agree more!


Stock # BLVOS
Brand Bulova
Style Oceanographer
Model Snorkel 666 ft. 
Serial A3XXXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Matte Black
Millimeters 39mm
Bracelet 2pc Handmade Leather Strap


The wonderful stainless steel case has been lightly polished in the past, showing some light signs of use. The bakelite blue and red "Pepsi" bezel is in remarkable condition showing no cracking and almost no signs of use. The case retains its original "Bulova" signed crown. The caseback displays all of its original factory engravings. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.


The two-tone silver and metallic blue crosshair dial with concentric brushing is brilliant. The dial itself is in excellent vintage condition showing some light signs of aging. The tritium lume plots have aged to a warm sandy coloration and show no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands have aged to a darker patina and under U.V. light inspection the hour hand shows some minor degradation but remains in overall good condition and the minute hand remains fully intact. The date wheel is era correct with all red numerals.


None. The watch just received a complete service and is running perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.