Discovering the Oceanographer "Devil Diver" GMT

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Discovering the Oceanographer "Devil Diver" GMT

In the watchmaking realm, Bulova is one of the few names that evoke a sense of adventure and horological heritage. Renowned for its precision timekeeping and groundbreaking innovations, Bulova has graced the wrists of explorers, pioneers, and everyday adventurers for over 140 years. Today, the brand continues its legacy of excellence with the Devil Diver Collection, a modern reinterpretation of the iconic Oceanographer dive watch history. Beneath the surface of Bulova's Devil Diver Collection lies a rich history and a captivating nickname that encapsulates the spirit of adventure and precision timekeeping synonymous with the Bulova brand for over a century.



The Devil Diver Collection is more than just a timepiece but a tangible link to Bulova's rich heritage of innovation and underwater exploration. In the 1970s, as the world was captivated by the mysteries of the deep, Bulova responded with a watch that was as fearless as the adventurers who dared to explore the ocean's depths: the Oceanographer.

The original Oceanographer’s bold design, exceptional water resistance of 666 feet, and self-winding capacity quickly became a favourite among underwater enthusiasts. Its rugged construction and reliable performance earned it the nickname "Devil Diver," a moniker that perfectly encapsulated its indomitable spirit and ability to withstand the rigours of the underwater world.

It's Bulova’s commitment to excellence and unwavering connection to the spirit of adventure, capturing its essence while incorporating modern sensibilities and innovations.


The Devil Diver Collection immaculately blends vintage charm with modern sophistication, honouring its heritage while embracing contemporary design elements. The 44 mm stainless steel case offers a perfect balance of size and comfort, ensuring a stylish yet subdued presence on the wrist. The dial, adorned with luminous markers and hands, exudes a timeless elegance, ensuring exceptional legibility in any lighting condition. The colour-coordinated rotating bezel, a 1970s Oceanographer tribute, provides a clear view of elapsed time during dives or other activities, adding a touch of functionality to the watch's refined aesthetic.


Every detail of the Devil Diver Collection speaks to Bulova's unwavering commitment to precision and craftsmanship. The domed sapphire crystal, reminiscent of the original Oceanographer, offers exceptional protection against scratches and impacts, while the screw-down crown guarantees water resistance of up to 666 feet. The watch's sleek lines and polished surfaces exude a sense of refinement, while the carefully selected materials and construction techniques ensure durability and longevity. Whether gracing the wrist of an underwater explorer or a modern adventurer, the Devil Diver Collection epitomises the harmonious blend of vintage charm and contemporary style.



At the heart of the Devil Diver Collection lies the Miyota 8215, a self-winding automatic movement renowned for its reliability and precision. This exceptional movement, carefully selected by Bulova's expert watchmakers, ensures that your Devil Diver will keep you on time, no matter where you are.

The Miyota 8215 movement, with its intricate components and meticulous craftsmanship, embodies Bulova's unwavering commitment to horological excellence. Its self-winding mechanism, powered by the natural movements of your wrist, ensures that your watch never misses a beat. The movement's durability and resilience make it a perfect companion for any adventure, from underwater explorations to everyday pursuits.


The watch's impressive 666-foot water resistance rating, a nod to the original Oceanographer's legendary status, confidently allows you to dive deep. Its robust construction, featuring a screw-down crown and a domed sapphire crystal, ensures that your Devil Diver remains a reliable companion in even the most demanding underwater environments.

With the Devil Diver Collection, you can explore the saltwater world without compromising on style or precision timekeeping. Its sleek design and exceptional performance make it an invaluable underwater timepiece for the experienced scuba diver to the curious novice.


While the Bulova Dive Watch Collection excels in its underwater capabilities, its functionality goes beyond the ocean. Its bold design and robust construction make it a versatile timepiece that transitions from the boardroom to the beach. The Devil Diver is a statement piece that exudes confidence and adventure, whether exploring the deep underwater or navigating the urban landscape.


The Devil Diver line caters to a diverse range of preferences, offering a variety of special editions to complement your style and adventurous spirit. Each timepiece within the collection embodies the essence of the original Oceanographer while incorporating modern design elements and innovative dive watch features.

For those seeking a versatile timepiece that transitions from underwater explorations to everyday wear, the 97B215 emerges as a compelling choice. Its GMT functionality can simultaneously track two different time zones, making it an indispensable companion for businessmen and globetrotters.

For those who appreciate the nuances of vintage aesthetics, the 96B322 offers a captivating blend of retro charm and modern sophistication. Its green dial, reminiscent of the original Oceanographer's iconic colour scheme, exudes timeless elegance.

For those who seek a bold and distinctive statement, the 96B350 with its orange dial commands attention. The vibrant orange hue adds a touch of daring and personality to this exceptional timepiece.

With its array of models, this collection has something to offer every adventurer, from the seasoned scuba diver to the curious novice. So, explore our line of dual timezone dive watches with GMT function and find the perfect timepiece to accompany you on your next underwater adventure.


The Bulova Devil Diver Collection is a must-have for watch enthusiasts and adventurers alike. It combines timeless design with modern innovation, exceptional water resistance with everyday wearability, and horological heritage with contemporary style. With a Devil Diver on your wrist, you're not just wearing a watch; you're embracing a legacy of exploration and precision timekeeping.

Explore the captivating line of Bulova Dive Watches and immerse yourself in the rich history, intricate craftsmanship, and timeless design defining each piece. Our collection awaits—shop now and let your style dive deep into sophistication.

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Join us on this journey where every tick tells a story, and every moment is an exploration into elegance and precision.