I was hoping you might be able to share some of your knowledge about this particular what that's for sale:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Watchexchan...oceanographer/. It's a 1972 Bulova Oceanographer for $425.
Direct Link to Photos: https://imgur.com/a/mj1uqjx
I've been interacting with the seller for a little while about another watch, and have had good dialogue. He seems to be a good seller. But I know very little about vintage watches. I'm trying to learn though.
I saw this watch and it really caught my eye. I'd love to add a vintage dress watch to my collection, and I like the thought of this one. I currently have a Seiko Sarb033 as my dress watch, and while it's a heck of a watch and heck of a value, I don't really love it. This vintage piece would potentially take it's place in my collection as a dressy watch to wear maybe twice a week.
Aesthetically, the only concern I have is with the white gold fluted bezel. I'd prefer stainless steel. Mechanically I'm wondering about the reliability in general, and of the disclaimer that the case ring is bent and when installed it causes the rotor not to wind. I don't really know the practical implications of that. And then of course, being a newbie, I'm unsure if the price is good or not. It's within my budget, if it's a good value.
How difficult would it be to source a bracelet to go with it? Not original or even accurate—just a SS bracelet that would like decent with it?
Overal, it looks pretty cool to me. I'm not a purist when it comes to my watches, especially in my hunt for vintage. I'm just looking for something that will fit a need in my collection, have some cool vintage character, and represent a decent value.
Any thoughts or perspectives? I appreciate the wealth of knowledge here so much, and your willingness to share it with a newbie like me! Thank you!