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Offline Blubarb

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Zodiac Hermetic Chronograph - need some help
« on: April 22, 2018, 11:06:34 PM »
Hi all

I need some help to get a ballpark date on this Zodiac Chrono. I have trawled through the catalogues and couldn't find a reference to it, but knowing my scanning process I could have missed it  :rolleyes;  though I don't think so...I hope not...

Anyway, any info would be really appreciated. The watch is fully functional and runs well.

I am afraid these are the only pictures I have until it arrives.








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Re: Zodiac Hermetic Chronograph - need some help
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2018, 12:26:24 PM »
Landeron movement?  My best guess would be 1950s.  Every Zodiac Chrono that I have had in of that style was a Landeron (not signed Zodiac on the chrono bridge, blank) and was from the 50s.  Most of the 1940s pieces were square pusher, and the 1960s pieces started a different style trend from models like this.

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Re: Zodiac Hermetic Chronograph - need some help
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2018, 04:16:15 PM »
Thanks UV. That was my quess too but I was awaiting the SME to weigh in.
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Re: Zodiac Hermetic Chronograph - need some help
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2018, 08:54:58 PM »
Thanks gents.  :sm3


I am thinking that the lume has fallen out of the hands at some point and then been totally removed?  Agree?


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Re: Zodiac Hermetic Chronograph - need some help
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2018, 01:17:31 PM »
Thanks gents.  :sm3


I am thinking that the lume has fallen out of the hands at some point and then been totally removed?  Agree?

Yep, would have been fully lumed to start.  But as I tell collectors all of the time, the lume (if original) is often the most fragile thing on a vintage watch......

 

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