Vintage Bulova Oceanographer 333

One of my favourites, this Bulova is a nice example from 1970. I love it’s silver brushed dial and the pop of orange. The unique case shape is partly what drew me to this watch, it wears perfectly at 37mm wide. It’s also fun to see that Bulova played around with its naming and marketing. This watch was touted as the little brother of the the devil diver family of watches that were capable of reaching a depth of 666 feet; this one reaching half that at 333 feet.

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Beautiful vintage Bulova.

The 70's was a great time for watches.

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foghorn

Beautiful vintage Bulova.

The 70's was a great time for watches.

Indeed they were!

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Beautiful watch! It looks like it is in really good condition, too.

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Bathyalclops

Indeed they were!

Have to agree!

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Candide3693

Beautiful watch! It looks like it is in really good condition, too.

Yes apart from a a few scuffs and scratches here and there it’s near perfect!

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I am more of a leather band guy than a steel bracelet guy, but I prefer it on the bracelet.  It is a beautiful watch.  Bulova's run of watches from 1940 to 1975 rivals any by any company in terms of quality, variety of style, and beauty.

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Damn. That pop of red really stands out on the silver

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Very cool piece! Case shape feels very of that era along with color choices - fun without being over the top. Bulova, aside from some of their vintage inspired pieces, seems to have strayed from maintaining the balance with their modern watches. Also agree on the naming convention - I actually quite like Oceanographer. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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Great piece Bro 💪💯👍⌚! 

I'm loving it 🎉!

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bevelwerks

Very cool piece! Case shape feels very of that era along with color choices - fun without being over the top. Bulova, aside from some of their vintage inspired pieces, seems to have strayed from maintaining the balance with their modern watches. Also agree on the naming convention - I actually quite like Oceanographer. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

I totally agree, Bulova seems to have followed the trend of department store watch shopping and their pieces really show this. That said I love their vintage inspired releases as of late and I hope they continue to follow that style and evolve in that direction.

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Very cool piece. I'm noticing more and more 70s era vintage watches popping up these days. I've always been drawn to watches like this that aren't your typical cookie-cutter design, and the 70s seem to be the decade for that.

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Bathyalclops

I totally agree, Bulova seems to have followed the trend of department store watch shopping and their pieces really show this. That said I love their vintage inspired releases as of late and I hope they continue to follow that style and evolve in that direction.

I guess Accutron is a separate entity now, but their Legacy collection is lovely and I am looking forward to their future after that ~2020 relaunch including crossed fingers (but no held breath) for a reappearance of tuning fork movements.