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Offline Mugea

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Cleaning a Zodiac Sea Wolf bracelet (what model would match?)
« on: February 22, 2017, 11:59:05 AM »
Actually, the bracelet was NOS when it arrived - except for the dirt between the two end links. But I managed it to remove the dull area by using some elbow-grease and some "Wizard Wipes" (soaked in a secret formula cleaner) to have a more pleasing looking bracelet.

Here's a before/after photo:




Just kiddin'! No, the truth is: just recently a wreck of a Hermetic was offered on ebay. The watch does not run, the dial is in bad condition, as well as the hands (and the case and the crystal….). But the plus: a super nice bracelet with the right 17.5 mm width was attached to it "by the former owner just recently" (quote from the ebay offer). As I was looking for a bracelet to go with my Sea Wolf, this was the chance to get one.

My question: does anybody know to which Zodiac model this bracelet originally was linked to? It reminds me a little bit of the bracelet that came with the 1972BL. Well the bracelet of the 1972BL was made by Kreisler - my bracelet only hast the marking "100% STAINLESS STEEL", but no maker markings.

So: any ideas?
And: I know, the right bracelet would be the jubilee variation. But for the time being the shown bracelet will be OK for me.

Regards

Martin


Offline YuriyV

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Re: Cleaning a Zodiac Sea Wolf bracelet (what model would match?)
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2017, 03:51:40 PM »
Bracelet of the 1972BL model has straight lug ends. This one - rounded ends.  :ar15;
Don't see any similar bracelets in catalogs...


Offline Mugea

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Re: Cleaning a Zodiac Sea Wolf bracelet (what model would match?)
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2017, 12:25:36 PM »
Hi YuriyV,

thanks for your expertise! OK, no 1972BL bracelet, no other known type of Zodiac bracelet….. interesting! And strange, because the width of 17.5mm matches perfectly a Zodiac of the 60s and early 70s.

Regards

Martin

Offline Butch

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Re: Cleaning a Zodiac Sea Wolf bracelet (what model would match?)
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2017, 12:52:05 PM »
People often move(d) a Zodiac clasp to another band that uses that same type. Both then and now.
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