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Offline bga

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Another "How Old is This" Post
« on: August 09, 2010, 04:04:20 PM »
My apologies, but I am trying to figure out the age of my Autographic.  I emailed Zodiac thinking that they would have the historical database available, but they do not.

Some pics would probably help:

Movement


Case Back


Glamour Shots




Is there a database/rule of thumb for the serial numbers?
- Serial Number on Case is 1112xxx

Any help is appreciated - thank you!
B

Offline jon p

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Re: Another "How Old is This" Post
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2010, 06:15:11 PM »
dont waste your time on the current zodiac owners--they know nothing about the old REAL watches and to tell the truth they DONT CARE!!! take a look at the gallery under power reserve,you should find your watch there. butch can probably shed some light on it also. i dont believe there is ANY info about serial numbers, cause zodiac has been through SO MANY owners over the last 20+ years.your watch IS very beautiful, that dial looks new. does the power indicator dial work properly? a lot of these have problems, i hop yours is NOT one of those. a real nice piece of zodiac history, treat it gently, get it cleaned and enjoy it.  JON

Offline bga

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Re: Another "How Old is This" Post
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2010, 05:10:50 PM »
Thank you for the compliments.  There is an exact match in the photo gallery, but unfortunately, no dates associated.  I would have to guess mid to late 50's by looking at the other pictures.  Feel free to throw out other ideas.  It is a shame that the history has been lost.  I have some older Hamiltons as well and the information available is fairly significant.  Really helps as you try to gather the history on a piece.

The watch has been cleaned and the movement inspected.  It was a bit of a diamond in the rough when I got it - all works as it should.  I really do enjoy wearing the watch.

Thanks again -B

Offline jon p

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Re: Another "How Old is This" Post
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2010, 06:02:49 PM »
 :) i guess late 50s, maybe one of the other members knows better. yeah, zodiac REALLY went down the crapper after the 90s. i also collect vintage bulovas and there is plenty of info out there. bulova uses the BEST dating codes in the watch industry, you can narrow down a watch to the year it was made.  JON

 

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