Bulova Oceanographer "Devil Diver" Automatic Watch
Bulova Oceanographer "Devil Diver" Automatic Watch
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A tribute to Bulova’s acclaimed 1970s “Devil Diver” watch, this updated version features a self-winding mechanical movement with a 42-hour power reserve. Donning a bold combination of blue and yellow—a colorway limited to 200 pieces that's not currently available in the US market—the watch is both sporty and stylish Read More

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Kevin
2753
Outreach
May 19, 2020
Stickied
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This listing is part of our new "Brand Spotlight", announced here: https://drop.com/talk/39231/introducing-our-first-brand-spotlight-bulova-watches Note that most/many of the products listed in the Brand Spotlight provide anywhere from 5-15 times the usual quantity of Drop Rewards points upon purchase.
May 19, 2020
AtlantaTom
105
May 26, 2020
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I have the red/black version of this watch and love it. I'm not sure where all the hate is coming from. About 15 years ago I went through and bought an original (vintage) version of this watch and, despite servicing by a reputable company that specialized in vintage watches, gave me no end of trouble. This current watch is a very accurate (and updated) modernization . To refute some specific hate: 1) The original "Bulova 666" diver was issued in the 1960's (a decade before Seiko made the "Turtle" everyone is affectionately referring to in 1977). It was a contemporary with the legendary Seiko 6105 (which I also have owned). So it is unfair to call it a "poor man's" anything. See: https://www.watchonista.com/articles/depth/bulova-history-firsts-exclusive-excerpt-bulova-666-devil-diver 2) The movement in this reissue is much nicer in my opinion than the vintage automatic ones - parts and servicing are readily available. And trust me, you don't want to have to deal with having one of the vintage ones "serviced." 3) The lume vials are just ... wow. And they hearken back to what was a major innovation decades before "Luminox" started the gas tritium trend. 4) The bracelet is great; it has that vintage look without the vintage rattle. 5) The logo is true to the original 1960's era Bulova one. Why people think it's "cheap" is beyond me - it's an applique logo not some ink-printed one! So you get a watch that is relatively true to the original, with a slightly up-sized but still reasonable case size, and more modern/reliable movement, with better crystal and band. A lot of care and attention went into the design and only conservative changes have been made from the original. I do agree the price is a little high for this edition, but I would not hold that against the watch itself. If you can find a more common color combination under $400 (or look for a refurbished one as I did under $300) it's well worth it. And I don't work for Citizen USA/Bulova, or Drop.
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May 26, 2020
BeastMD
47
May 27, 2020
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I don’t have a problem with a logo being there or the font but the execution is terrible. The connections to the other letters are too obvious and huge for a $500 watch.
May 27, 2020
BeastMD
47
May 21, 2020
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The green version is the best looking version. Sadly overpriced on all the colorways. I like the under the glass magnifier and the pips on the dial. Maybe if it were 200. Also that linked letter Bulova logo is horrid. Such a lazy design.
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May 21, 2020
JohnnyCredit
465
May 20, 2020
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If you have thick wrists and a U Michigan diploma on the wall, it's perfect. Otherwise too big, too shiny, too Cub Scouty for me.
May 20, 2020
leapinglizard
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May 20, 2020
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Poor man's Seiko Turtle
May 20, 2020
RayF
20523
May 21, 2020
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That would be the least accurate, and most naive criticism of this watch yet posted. The very separate and distinct histories of each brand and model aside, the poorer folks among us would actually save a hundred bucks by choosing an SRP777 ($369 on Amazon), over this version of the Bulova Oceanographer, which, mathematically speaking, makes the Seiko Turtle a "poor man's" Devil Diver!!! So put that in your that in your pipe and smoke it, Vern ;- )
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May 21, 2020
Danke42
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May 20, 2020
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Yeah like most have already said a bit of a let down. Nice that the colour is different but you can get the same watch Amazon even in Canada for the same price right away. Not a real compelling purchase.
May 20, 2020
Truelove1
2198
May 20, 2020
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Hack-a-sac....this has got to be the most disappointing drop(s) I’ve seen. Mass drop....drop....what ever you call yourself...Could you please grow a pair and put some damn timekeepers up that are actually a deal. Man this is getting redonkulas.....f me to tears.....scratching my eyes out....pulling my hair out.... looking for a strong drink.....please make it STOP! 😫😫😫🤯
May 20, 2020
SusanA
189
Buying Manager
May 19, 2020
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We have received an update from Bulova regarding this watch: The movement in this watch is a Miyota 821D and it does not have a hacking function. It does however have added shock resistance built in (above the standard 8215) to meet ISO requirements.
May 19, 2020
RayF
20523
May 20, 2020
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Oh, added shock resistance--I always look for that feature in a watch!
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May 20, 2020
Truelove1
2198
May 22, 2020
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Funny man
May 22, 2020
RayF
20523
May 19, 2020
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I believe I have answered the hacking question to my satisfaction--these don't hack either. Evidently this color way was part of the European release, but not the North American release (?) No idea why, but I did find some better photos:
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May 19, 2020
Bobraz
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May 20, 2020
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The problem is, this is not a watch for you - with baby arms - or me, as my arm is flesh and hair, not plastic like in picture #2.
May 20, 2020
RayF
20523
May 20, 2020
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That's my prosthetic arm--the result of a tragic watch winder accident (I'd prefer not to go into the details).
May 20, 2020
felixmenk
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May 19, 2020
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Bulovapalooza.
May 19, 2020
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