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Offline GrantMiller

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How can I tell the age of my Sea Wolf?
« on: January 11, 2017, 03:26:46 PM »
I was told by a dealer that it is 60's vintage but I would like to know what year it was made (if possible). What does it mean if the backing is smooth with no information on it like mine? It works great and the bezel spins (but doesn't click...)

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Re: How can I tell the age of my Sea Wolf?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2017, 04:45:33 PM »
What does it mean if the backing is smooth with no information on it like mine?

That the previous owner had access to a buffing wheel...and wasn't afraid to use it  :no not me

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Re: How can I tell the age of my Sea Wolf?
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2017, 05:09:40 PM »
What is the number between the lugs under the 6?
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Re: How can I tell the age of my Sea Wolf?
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2017, 10:54:35 AM »
Hi Butch, it looks to me like it reads: 1688596  and I popped the case back off so you can see her innards :-)

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Re: How can I tell the age of my Sea Wolf?
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2017, 11:49:21 AM »
Mid_60's is my quess.
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Re: How can I tell the age of my Sea Wolf?
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2017, 12:06:24 PM »
Thank you :-)

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Re: How can I tell the age of my Sea Wolf?
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2017, 01:45:43 PM »
That the previous owner had access to a buffing wheel...and wasn't afraid to use it  :no not me
Bezel over-polished and re-plated as well.

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Re: How can I tell the age of my Sea Wolf?
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2017, 02:02:06 PM »
I like that "swan-neck" type regulator from the movement shot. It's a little buffed but should wear nice and shiny now! No one is going to use that timing bezel for diving now anyways! :beer

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Re: How can I tell the age of my Sea Wolf?
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2017, 02:08:50 PM »
Grant: do you have a picture of the inside of the case back?

Fellow zodiacs: doesn't the "flat" on this case back seem larger than a std SW case back?...or is it just me


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Re: How can I tell the age of my Sea Wolf?
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2017, 02:20:35 PM »
I didn't take a pic of it but I can tell you it has no markings of any kind inside or out and it fits very snug with a solid *snap*. I'm a Seawolf noob but I've never seen one with an unmarked caseback. It looks as old as the rest of the watch but since it's obviously had some cosmetic work done, is it possible the wrong caseback was slapped on it from another Zodiac at some point or were there some SW's released with that type of back?

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Re: How can I tell the age of my Sea Wolf?
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2017, 02:32:09 PM »
As on me, the case back is not Zodiac Sea Wolf

Offline GrantMiller

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Re: How can I tell the age of my Sea Wolf?
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2017, 02:34:14 PM »
Any ideas what it could be from?

 

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