Bulova Oceanographer re-issue. Bulova answers. Finally

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Bulova Oceanographer re-issue. Bulova answers. Finally

Post by foghorn » October 19th 2018, 11:12am

2 weeks ago I asked if the non LE version used a Miyota 8215. Today they answered.




"Everette M (Bulova Consumer Support)

Oct 19, 10:07 AM PDT

It is not the same but it is similar to the 8215-although it has been modified to the new Hairspring this new movement is 821D.
Sincerely,
Everette
Bulova Customer Care



So it's official. 795.00 for a non-hacking Miyota.
I assume these will be at TJ's by spring for about 300 bucks.
Too bad-the watch had potential.
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Post by bobbee » October 19th 2018, 11:35am

Really? What a shame they did this.
Although the Miyota is a decent enough work horse, putting it in such an iconic watch re-issue is a real let down. Would have been better to use the eco drive and drop the price a little.
Another Citizen point-blank foot shoot.
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Post by TemerityB » October 19th 2018, 3:37pm

I do NOT mean to besmirch anyone who likes their watches - heck, I have a couple - but as a company, Bulova has its head right up its collective ass. Don't even get me started on the Bulova Accutron to Bulova Accu-Swiss and a DIFFERENT Bulova Accutron mess they made out of things - not to mention their turning Wittnauer into fucking Stuhrling Original a few years back.
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Post by foghorn » October 20th 2018, 8:13am

Well I just saw one in the metal and whatever negative feelings I had prior to today have been doubled...nay trebled!!
First-it's fucking huge! it might be 44mm from 9-3 but looks more like 46-48 with the added real estate at the corners. Plus the dial is too small so the large size is no benefit as far as easy viewing under water. Looks larger than the Seiko turtles that were in the adjoining showcase. I really think that reissues should stay as close to the original as possible. The LE version stays true at 40mm. No need to blow the non LED all the way to 44mm case with a small dial.
Second- Just about the entire watch (except case back and clasp) is high fucking polish.
Third-the movement. Already a given that it's an inexpensive, non-hacking Miyota but to experience it in person seals the deal. When winding, date setting , and screwing down the crown it has the unmistakable feel of a 150.00 automatic watch,which is NOT fine in a 795.00 watch.



Now, having finally experienced the Bulova Oceanographer "Devil Diver" Re-issue regular edition in person I can confidently proclaim












































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Post by conjurer » October 20th 2018, 8:21am

foghorn wrote:Well I just saw one in the metal and whatever negative feelings I had prior to today have been doubled...nay trebled!!
First-it's fucking huge! it might be 44mm from 9-3 but looks more like 46-48 with the added real estate at the corners. Plus the dial is too small so the large size is no benefit as far as easy viewing under water. Looks larger than the Seiko turtles that were in the adjoining showcase. I really think that reissues should stay as close to the original as possible. The LE version stays true at 40mm. No need to blow the non LED all the way to 44mm case with a small dial.
Second- Just about the entire watch (except case back and clasp) is high fucking polish.
Third-the movement. Already a given that it's an inexpensive, non-hacking Miyota but to experience it in person seals the deal. When winding, date setting , and screwing down the crown it has the unmistakable feel of a 150.00 automatic watch,which is NOT fine in a 795.00 watch.



Now, having finally experienced the Bulova Oceanographer "Devil Diver" Re-issue regular edition in person I can confidently proclaim












































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Re: Bulova Oceanographer re-issue. Bulova answers. Finally

Post by TemerityB » October 20th 2018, 8:45am

foghorn wrote:It's a travesty,farce,sham,mockery,perversion, a distorted example of lampoonery gone bad. I wouldn't wear it on your wrist.


Wither Bulova.
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