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Offline svgb123

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new member new purchase needs band repair
« on: February 02, 2017, 05:45:35 PM »
Hello all, just purchased a 60s (according to seller) Sea Wolf on Ebay. It has an original Zodiac band that the seller indicated would need repair. Is this a simple fix that any watch repair outfit can handle, or one that has Zodiac experience? Some of the springs between the links are missing

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Re: new member new purchase needs band repair
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2017, 05:52:04 PM »
That particular band is not repairable. Sorry.
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Re: new member new purchase needs band repair
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2017, 06:08:46 PM »
Ouch!  Thanks for the info. Hopefully I didn't over pay - 600 US$.
Would a vintage watch company that  "stands for quality, passion, integrity, and horological awesomeness" know that the band is unreparable?

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Re: new member new purchase needs band repair
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2017, 06:52:05 PM »
Looking at that very good used condition, I'd admit you did not overpay much. Enjoy it.

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Re: new member new purchase needs band repair
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2017, 01:28:35 PM »
 That's a pretty good looking Sea Wolf! Sucks about the band, but you could always source another either here or through eBay. They don't come cheap, personally I would throw it on a G-10 strap and rock it that way  :beer
« Last Edit: February 06, 2017, 11:28:17 AM by ghostlyproduct »

Offline jon p

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Re: new member new purchase needs band repair
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2017, 10:00:17 PM »
very nice SW, bad bracelet! start your search for a zodiac jubilee style bracelet, it may take a while. for now, find any 17.5MM bracelet so you can wear your watch. be sure to get it serviced. I have the same SW I bought new at the army PX ,ft bening GA, may of 1968. jubilee bracelet, new $55.00 !!  :wehe :what

Offline gwells

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Re: new member new purchase needs band repair
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2017, 08:10:14 PM »
the important thing is that you have the end links. there are bracelets out there w/o end links which are less expensive than with them.

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Re: new member new purchase needs band repair
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2017, 08:10:46 PM »
Here is mine that i retrofitted with a retro band from squinky

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Re: new member new purchase needs band repair
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2017, 04:42:47 PM »
Midsize steel vintage Oyster watch band 1960s spring link 17.3mm or 18mm ends
$195.00  or Best Offer
+$5.99 shipping
 
Seller: mentioned in previous messages in this thread

Item: 162134725

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