Bulova Oceanographer re-issue. Bulova answers. Finally

Bulova Oceanographer re-issue. Bulova answers. Finally

Postby 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.
Image



Why, he's no fun, he fell right over.
User avatar
foghorn
Founding Member & Master of Time
 
Posts: 17737
Joined: December 18th 2009, 11:00pm

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

Postby 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.
Last edited by bobbee on October 19th 2018, 11:36am, edited 1 time in total.
"O' cruel fate, to be thusly boned! Ask not for whom the bone bones, it bones for thee." ~ Bender Bending Rodriguez

"My father is a mountain, my mother is a washing machine." ~ Cory Doctorow
User avatar
bobbee
Master of Time
 
Posts: 2240
Joined: November 30th 2016, 1:01am

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

Postby JAS1125 » October 19th 2018, 11:35am

Meh...

Thanks Foggy
Image
User avatar
JAS1125
Watchlord WIS
 
Posts: 2279
Joined: January 29th 2013, 11:00pm

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

Postby 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.
Proof that quartz is still not only viable, but sometimes, something to covet: Grand Seiko.
User avatar
TemerityB
ASSHAT
 
Posts: 14603
Joined: June 12th 2010, 10:00pm
Location: New York City

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

Postby 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












































FTF'nW
Image



Why, he's no fun, he fell right over.
User avatar
foghorn
Founding Member & Master of Time
 
Posts: 17737
Joined: December 18th 2009, 11:00pm

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

Postby 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












































FTF'nW


So, you don't like it??
I checked you out, and I now want you to take the journey to lick my taint. It's small, but vast.


--Temerity, to Mr. Neckbeard.
User avatar
conjurer
ASSHAT & Master of Time
 
Posts: 27747
Joined: July 13th 2010, 10:00pm

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

Postby foghorn » October 20th 2018, 8:26am

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



Why, he's no fun, he fell right over.
User avatar
foghorn
Founding Member & Master of Time
 
Posts: 17737
Joined: December 18th 2009, 11:00pm

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

Postby 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.
Proof that quartz is still not only viable, but sometimes, something to covet: Grand Seiko.
User avatar
TemerityB
ASSHAT
 
Posts: 14603
Joined: June 12th 2010, 10:00pm
Location: New York City

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

Postby biglove » October 20th 2018, 5:33pm

What a shame.
"Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please."- Mark Twain

Image
User avatar
biglove
Watchlord WIS
 
Posts: 11313
Joined: October 27th 2013, 9:18am
Location: Deep South


Return to Bulova & Accutron

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest