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Offline sjs9145

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Unusual Zodiac watch looking for it's value
« on: September 17, 2015, 03:56:14 PM »
Hi I am new to this site and hoping someone here can help me. I have a very old Zodiac watch that I believe was my Grandfathers, passed down to my Dad and now to me.

I have looked at thousands of Zodiac watch pictures but this one just is not displayed anywhere I can find.

The watch is white faced, has all numbers on the face (most of what I see is roman numerals online) Zodiac Automatic is printed on the face. The word Automatic is printed (everything I saw online is has Automatic in Script)

The watch case has number 246502

Can anyone tell me how old it is and if it has any value? I would like to have it serviced but only if the value makes it worth the money.

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Re: Unusual Zodiac watch looking for it's value
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2015, 05:31:25 PM »
That is a 1950's Rotographic. Looks like the dial has been redone in the past 60 years. Value? $100? Or whatever a buyer is willing to pay.
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Re: Unusual Zodiac watch looking for it's value
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2015, 06:20:41 PM »
Thanks you for your reply,

After checking for Rotographic Zodiac watches I notice that they all say Rotographic on the face while mine just says Automatic. Is there something I missed that would tell me it is Rotographic?

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Re: Unusual Zodiac watch looking for it's value
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2015, 06:25:11 PM »
My apologies, I forgot you are a neophyte. When I said the dial was redone that means stripped and repainted. To date, no one has ever redone a Zodiac dial correctly.
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Re: Unusual Zodiac watch looking for it's value
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2015, 06:33:50 PM »
Actually, looking at the catalogs it COULD be original. I just checked the Catalogs Site and there were ones marked AUTOMATIC before they had Rotographic. When you get it serviced the watchmaker can tell you if the dial was redone.

I forgot to tell you this. As you are the new owner, please review this page.

http://www.vintagezodiacs.com/watchrepair.php
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Re: Unusual Zodiac watch looking for it's value
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2015, 07:29:29 PM »
i had to look up "neophyte"  :shuc
« Last Edit: September 17, 2015, 07:30:05 PM by jmh86325 »

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Re: Unusual Zodiac watch looking for it's value
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2015, 09:48:14 PM »
i had to look up "neophyte"  :shuc

Had me stumped too!  I couldn't figure out who or what the neos were phyting over.     :lafing

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Re: Unusual Zodiac watch looking for it's value
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2015, 09:56:06 AM »
 :secrethand :secrethand :butchLOL; :wehe  I needed a good laugh this AM. :#Clapping :lolz;

 

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