Bulova Archive Series Oceanographer Devil Diver Limited Edition, and the other one

Most central to the Devil Diver’s look is the dial. Both versions feature the large, applied, circular luminous hour markers, sitting just inside of a printed line encircling the dial. The smaller limited edition version has an orange dial, simple minute marker lines printed in white, and an outer ring and central cross hair motif printed in black. Also true to the original is the dial text, with an applied Bulova signature and “automatic” at twelve and “snorkel” along with “666ft” at 6 o’clock. With a black dial, the non-limited version features red highlights and a wordier dial with “Oceanographer” printed underneath the applied brand signature at twelve. Both watches have date functions located at 3 o’clock, with a day/date function on the limited version and a simple date window on the standard version… More here.

The limited edition is by far the most attractive of the two, but retails for almost twice the price. Then again, the movement is a lot more refined in the limited version. However, $1,500 for a modern Bulova is difficult for me to swallow if I am honest.

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