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General Zodiac Discussion / Re: Unusual (?) Glorious
« Last post by Butch on June 25, 2017, 10:30:42 AM »
My guess is the very early 60's. Nice specimen!
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General Zodiac Discussion / Re: Unusual (?) Glorious
« Last post by Mugea on June 25, 2017, 12:28:08 AM »
Oh, forgot to mention: yes, it has a hacking feature.

Regards

Martin
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General Zodiac Discussion / Re: Unusual (?) Glorious
« Last post by YuriyV on June 24, 2017, 01:32:39 PM »
And this one may have a hacking feature as well. ETA1080 designed to hack second.
Very nice cosmetic condition, BTW.
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General Zodiac Discussion / Re: Unusual (?) Glorious
« Last post by Ultra-Vintage on June 24, 2017, 09:46:48 AM »
Butch would probably know best, but I am guessing it is because many of the Glorious models have movements based on the FHF 70.  The FHF 70 had A LOT of variations, one of which being the 721 used in the Zodiac Jet Aeronaut which was a hack set (I have seen Jets that hacked, and others that did not as they did not even have the cut-outs for the hack set parts). 

They used those same variations in the Glorious and other models.  I have/had Glorious models in the shop recently in various configurations; FHF 72 with a date, 721 with hack set, 721 with date, and 721 with hack set and date etc.

These were not the only movements used obviously, as your 1094 is based on the ETA 1080. 

The very first Zodiac I ever owned was a Glorious I bought from a local pawn shop so I have always liked them.  Nice pick-up  :sm3
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General Zodiac Discussion / Unusual (?) Glorious
« Last post by Mugea on June 24, 2017, 08:57:43 AM »
Landed just recently a nice Glorious:












The design is a bit unusual (?) - at least, it differs from the typical Glorious look of these Zodiacs you will find mostly. I found only two others which are similar to mine:

Kal. 721 (FHF 721), SN 1076408
http://www.antiques-atlas.com/antique/a_gents_1950s_zodiac_glorious_wrist_watch/as170a2943

Kal. 1094 ; SN 1036538, case back number 771, inner dial black instead of gold:
http://www.chrono24.com/zodiac/vintage-glorious-mens-watch-60s--id3436522.htm

As I just LOVE boxes I put it in a generic box (no model name inside the lid):





I guess, the box is too late, as I have seen these blue boxes for the Spacetronic. So I assume, the box is of the early 70s.

Anyway: what is also interesting: in the catalogs (at least, in the catalogs for the US market) the Glorious is not called a Glorious, but is described as the Hack Series. I wonder why?

Regards

Martin
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Vintage Zodiacs For Sale - Pre 1999 / Re: FS: NOS Zodiac World Time dial
« Last post by Ultra-Vintage on June 22, 2017, 01:57:50 PM »
It is still a very usable dial.  There are always collectors out there with watches needing vintage parts, which have not been made for these in more than 40 years so they are getting a lot harder to find.
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Vintage Zodiacs For Sale - Pre 1999 / Re: FS: NOS Zodiac World Time dial
« Last post by Buddy on June 22, 2017, 01:52:58 PM »
No need to apologize. I just noticed the scratch that you pointed out. I seldom use superlatives to describe anything that I have to offer with the exception of new old stock which I consider something of a statement. I bought this dial for a project I once had and I picked it out from several that a watchmaker had that were still in their original packaging sleeves. I should have looked a bit closer at this one and if I had, I would have seen what you described. I think that even if it is new old stock, the scratch at 5:00 makes it unsuitable. Thank you for your observations.
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Vintage Zodiacs For Sale - Pre 1999 / Re: FS: NOS Zodiac World Time dial
« Last post by Ultra-Vintage on June 22, 2017, 01:39:53 PM »
Sorry, I have to ask.  Are you sure this is NOS?  It has a long deep scratch on the lower right quadrant of the dial and corrosion/paint loss on both the right and left edges that usually comes from being in contact with an inner case lip.  I know the term is abused and muddy on the internet, but NOS is supposed to mean brand new never used
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Vintage Zodiacs For Sale - Pre 1999 / FS: NOS Zodiac World Time dial
« Last post by Buddy on June 22, 2017, 12:24:37 PM »

 

New old stock dial for the Zodiac World Time watch. The dial measures 25.25mm in diameter. Very nice and clean looking dial. $175. USPS domestic shipping is $10. USPS Registered mail to international destinations is $30. Full refund less shipping if you are not satisfied.

I hope my picture posted. This is a first-time listing for me and the preview did not show the picture, but showed that the picture was attached. If it did not post, please email me and I will send you the picture. Best regards, Buddy


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I saw this Zodiac on the Internet... / Re: interesting example of NOS
« Last post by CWuffPup on June 21, 2017, 07:37:03 PM »
If they are going to use a paint roller on the dial, shouldn't they cut in the indices first?,, OMG  If that is NOS, it must stand for No Obvious Scruples......
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