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Bulova | Oceanographer Black Dial GMT Rose Gold | 97B215


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Bulova Oceanographer Black Dial GMT Rose Gold Plated Watch

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Bulova Oceanographer Black Dial GMT

The Bulova Oceanographer Black Dial GMT Watch brings a new GMT functionality to the brand’s 1970’s original design. With a cushion shaped case and retro inspired dial, the 1970’s design cues are plain to see. Printed with “666 feet” on the dial, the original Oceanographer (or Snorkel Watch) earned itself the nickname “Devil Diver”. Consequently, the watch was popular not only for its cool alter ego but for its affordability too.

Rose Gold Plated Case & Black GMT Dial

Firstly, at 41mm in diameter the new Oceanographer GMT is larger than the original 70’s design. Additionally, the GMT has a sapphire box-shaped crystal which is an upgrade from the original watch. However, in many ways Bulova have remained faithful to the original design. In particular, the black dial has the same cylindrical tube hour markers (view blue dial version here). These are filled with lume to ensure that the dial shines brightly in the dark. This is a great retro detail. However, it does mean that the hour and minute hands are necessarily short in order that they don’t touch the tall hour markers. Similarly, the hands are also luminous as well as the triangle on the bi-directional bezel.

The black and brown “root beer” bi-directional bezel and GMT hand are used to display a second time zone.  Moreover, Bulova have even kept the same linked lettering on the logo as the original 70’s Oceanographer. The insignia on the screw down crown is also a retro “BULOVA” rather than the modern tuning fork.

Oceanographer: Water Resistance

With a water resistance of 20 bar (200m), the Bulova Oceanographer Black Dial GMT is not a watch for the serious diver. As the dial indicates, it’s suitable for snorkelling and swimming. Indeed, Bulova’s own 1970’s advertisement openly conceded that “not everybody who wears the Snorkel is an aquanaut. It just makes you feel like one. It’s that kind of a watch”. However, it’s undoubtedly a great timepiece and perfect for getting active and channelling that 70’s retro vibe.


Bulova is an American brand with a history of innovation. Founded in 1875 by Joseph Bulova, there are many examples of the brand’s pioneering spirit. These include developing the world’s first fully electronic watch with tuning fork technology (at the time the most accurate watch in the world), collaborating on 46 NASA space missions and making America’s first radio and television commercials. Since 2007 Bulova has been owned by Citizen. The brand continues to innovate. In 2010 they launched the Precisionist Collection with a continuous sweeping second hand. Additionally, in 2016, Bulova launched Curv, the world’s first curved chronograph movement.

The Bulova Oceanographer Black Dial GMT offers an automatic watch with vintage styling which represents excellent value for money. Covered by a 3 Year Warranty, peace of mind is guaranteed.

  • Automatic Miyota movement, 24 jewels
  • 42 hour power reserve
  • Hours, minutes, seconds, date
  • GMT indicator
  • Rose gold tone stainless steel case, 41mm diameter, 14.5mm thick
  • Bi-directional 24 hour bezel in brown and black
  • Screw caseback
  • Screw-down crown
  • Black dial, luminescent markers
  • Rose gold tone stainless steel 5 link bracelet, 20mm at lugs, double folding clasp with push button release
  • Sapphire box crystal
  • Water resistant 20 bar (200m)/666 ft
  • Three Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
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Movement Type

Automatic Mechanical



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Dial Colour


Strap Type

Metal Bracelet

Material Type

Rose Gold PVD/Plated

Water Resistance


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