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Offline Jamayfield

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New to the Forum, and to the Zodiac brand.
« on: July 19, 2016, 12:51:11 AM »
Howdy folks!

I recently purchased my first vintage Zodiac, A Super Sea Wolf Chronograph, and have been learning more about the brand, and it's following. I have been lurking here a while and figures I'd say "nice to meet you all".

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John

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Re: New to the Forum, and to the Zodiac brand.
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2016, 08:34:40 AM »
Wellcome! Show us your SSW chrono :welc

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Re: New to the Forum, and to the Zodiac brand.
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2016, 09:40:16 AM »
Here is the front, and the movement. It is a little rough, and is in for repairs. I do have a little confession, as I posted before, I was not familiar with the brand and purchased it in a thrift sore for $7.99 and figured at the worst I was out only 8 bucks. Needless to say, I was surprised when I found out what I had. Butch was very helpful in identifying it for me!




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Re: New to the Forum, and to the Zodiac brand.
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2016, 09:59:07 AM »
 :twothumbsup first, let me welcome you to our great forum, you will love it here! your amazing find will go down in history here as a legend! WOW, hard to believe. i always look at the watches at my local thrift store, but all I find are the 3.00 when new quartz items!! :sici :#C  you need to really consider letting BWG do a full restoration on that baby. :sm3

Offline ndpadgett

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Re: New to the Forum, and to the Zodiac brand.
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2016, 02:25:10 PM »
John,

Welcome. You will find the Forum full of helpful folk who are Zodiac nuts!

Most of them will gladly purchase a Zodiac from you at prices far above what you paid for them. For instance I would gladly give you $16 for your Zodiac, what an offer!! Doubled your money straight away!! If you reluctantly decide to hang on to it, previous advice regarding getting it fixed up by BWG is definitely the way to go. :BGW:

Enjoy and welcome once more.

Neil.

Offline Jamayfield

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Re: New to the Forum, and to the Zodiac brand.
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2016, 06:30:04 PM »
Thanks all!  I am giving a local watch repairman a shot first, I like keeping business local if possible. I will post pics when it is finished. So far what I know is, the chronograph mechanism works, it runs, just needs a new mainspring. I am on the fence about having it restored, time (pardon the pun) will tell!

Offline ndpadgett

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Re: New to the Forum, and to the Zodiac brand.
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2016, 06:33:24 PM »
Good luck, I hope it all works out well for you. Don't forget to post a couple more pictures when it is all up and running again.


Cheers,

Neil.

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Re: New to the Forum, and to the Zodiac brand.
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2016, 07:26:45 PM »
I will make sure to post pics! Also if I decide I don't like it, I have an offer to double my money!  :P

John

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Re: New to the Forum, and to the Zodiac brand.
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2016, 10:48:30 PM »
 :welc to the forum.  You've got a lot of nerve making your first post about a Sea Wolf chrono that you stole for $7.99! You should really feel guilty if that thrift store was operated by a church.  You can send the watch and any bad karma that goes with it to me to help ease your conscience.   :lafing 

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Re: New to the Forum, and to the Zodiac brand.
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2016, 08:30:45 PM »
All righty, got the watch back and here is a pic of the movement now. My guy did a great job, and it was 300.00 for the repairs / cleaning, so for 308.00 I am pleased  :D



The front looks pretty much the same, just cleaner, and a small bit of the tachymeter scale at the 9 o'clock position is gone now.



Now comes the big decision, keep it, or sell it. I may hold onto it for a few years, as the Valjoux72 movement is no longer made. Time (once again that bad pun!) will tell!

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Re: New to the Forum, and to the Zodiac brand.
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2016, 10:05:17 PM »
Nice looking watch John!  Congrats on a great first purchase; enjoy it.  :twothumbsup

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Re: New to the Forum, and to the Zodiac brand.
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2016, 12:03:49 PM »
Well, if you do decide to sell it, don't go to fantasy land like this eBay seller did. 152205258044.
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Re: New to the Forum, and to the Zodiac brand.
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2016, 12:44:15 PM »
So.... $ 308.00 in it....wear it often and in 3 to 5 yrs or more  get your into-it funds back.. won't be  hard to do that... for sure

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Re: New to the Forum, and to the Zodiac brand.
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2016, 10:07:49 PM »
Well, if you do decide to sell it, don't go to fantasy land like this eBay seller did. 152205258044.

Yeah, the person who is listing it has delusions of grandeur.

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Re: New to the Forum, and to the Zodiac brand.
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2016, 07:16:28 PM »
Well, if you do decide to sell it, don't go to fantasy land like this eBay seller did. 152205258044.

Now come on Butch, remember it is the rare brown dial version  :laugh:

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Re: New to the Forum, and to the Zodiac brand.
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2016, 10:02:53 AM »
Well, if you do decide to sell it, don't go to fantasy land like this eBay seller did. 152205258044.

Now come on Butch, remember it is the rare brown dial version  :laugh:

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