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Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Hands-On with the Bulova Oceanographer Devil Diver

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Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Hands-On with the Bulova Oceanographer Devil Diver

About a month ago, after writing on the Citizen Tsuno Chronograph Racer, the publicist I was borrowing the watch from for the article let me know they were the first to have the retail model of the Bulova Oceanographer Devil Diver in New York. I?ve written on the watch before after its initial release, but this was one of the first market models available for review, which I did so over the course of a couple weeks.

To refresh, the new Devil Diver was released in 2018 after a survey jointly conducted by the Citizen-owned brand and the New York based vintage watch dealer Analog/Shift asked fans which of three models they should re-issue, and the 1972 Bulova Oceanographer was chosen (picture below, via Watchsteez). This historic watch ? so nicknamed for its 666-ft depth rating written on its bright orange dial ? was a part of the 1960s and ?70s Oceanographer Snorkel series. It wasn?t the most beautiful or technologically advanced diver, but it had an interesting dial, comfortably sized 40-mm case, and could take a beating, so they were popular in their time and remain so today among vintage collectors

When I first received the modern Devil Diver, my mind was quickly drawn back to the days when I was regularly selling vintage watches and these Bulova Snorkel watches in particular. Upon first glance, the piece is a vintage re-issue through and through, from its slightly domed 40-mm steel case with black and white bezel, to its fascinatingly retro dial with its applied opaque hour markers, crosshair, and bright orange background. I think I was a bit taken aback by the orangeness of it: the color is plainly not all too common in watches and among the few (mostly dive) watches that use it, its purpose is almost solely to draw attention for maximum visibility while under the waves. This particular model also wasn?t one of the signed Analog/Shift watches, which were limited to thirty copies while the re-issue as a whole is limited to 666 editions. Instead the case back was simple and utilitarian, as expected for the tool watch. Ultimately, it felt like a slightly brighter and more refined new old stock Devil Diver, which was Bulova?s primary intention with the re-issue.
After about a week with the watch, when the initial luster having something shiny in your possession begins to fade, I still appreciated the vintage features of the piece, but I did begin to reach for my regular wearers. The screw-down crown, while coolly signed with the Bulova’s logo and using the same sizing as the vintage, was quite difficult to adjust? a feature that I likely wouldn?t have given so much thought if I didn?t need to keep adjusting it every ten minutes or so while photographing.

The only real issue I took with the watch was in the bracelet: the finishing was not the highest quality in the world, and while the secondary safety clasp was a nice touch, it was difficult to open with a nail or finger alone which I could imagine becoming quite frustrating. Wi...
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