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Offline Luthiensdad

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Hello, & thanks for admitting me as a member. I just acquired this Zodiac automatic day/date & would appreciate any help you can offer by way of identification & additional information. It has a "76" movement & is running well. The case is unusual in that it is faceted with 12 facets, & I can't find a similar one online. Based on its style I would guess it was made in the 1970's perhaps. The serial number from the case back inside is 863 745. Thank you in advance for any assistance you can offer. I have some photos of it but am getting an HTTP 500 error each time I try to post them as attachments.

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Re: New Member Looking for ID & Info on my 70's(?) Zodiac Automatic
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2018, 11:56:59 AM »
Let's see if a smaller file size pic will work....

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Re: New Member Looking for ID & Info on my 70's(?) Zodiac Automatic
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2018, 12:01:20 PM »
Definitely 70s.  The Caliber 76 is a 21600bph movement.  Interesting case.  I have seen nearly that identical watch with a normal round top "tonneau" shaped case many times, but I do not know that I have seen it with the facets like that (if I have it has been a long time).

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Re: New Member Looking for ID & Info on my 70's(?) Zodiac Automatic
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2018, 12:13:50 PM »
Thank you very much for the reply Ultra-Vintage. Yeah, I couldn't find a similar case either, looking on eBay & Google Images. Anywhere else to try looking that you know of? Thanks again,

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Re: New Member Looking for ID & Info on my 70's(?) Zodiac Automatic
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2018, 12:23:01 PM »
Faceted case (745) was available in yellow gold plated and stainless for 76 and 86 (SST) calibers.
Respectively 763 745 and 762 745 - 863 745 and 862 745

Round case has another (but similar) number - 845
So models were 763 845 and 762 845 - 863 845 and 862 845

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Re: New Member Looking for ID & Info on my 70's(?) Zodiac Automatic
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2018, 04:07:08 PM »
There is always the catalogs too.
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Offline Luthiensdad

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Re: New Member Looking for ID & Info on my 70's(?) Zodiac Automatic
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2018, 08:52:01 PM »
Thanks for all the replies & information!

Can I ask, what does "SST" refer to? Does that refer to both the 76 & 86 Calibers?

Offline jmh86325

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Re: New Member Looking for ID & Info on my 70's(?) Zodiac Automatic
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2018, 09:12:02 PM »
Split Second Timing

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Re: New Member Looking for ID & Info on my 70's(?) Zodiac Automatic
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2018, 09:27:13 PM »
It was a method for high beat model line (36000 dph) marketing. SST was marking watches with Zodiac 86 caliber.

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Re: New Member Looking for ID & Info on my 70's(?) Zodiac Automatic
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2018, 05:00:13 AM »
Funnily enough there is a very similar one up on eBay in the UK, 123055821108. Appears to be in good condition considering the age, and I really rather like it.

 

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