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Zodiac Talk => General Zodiac Discussion => Topic started by: pinback87 on August 02, 2011, 07:41:11 PM

Title: My First Zodiac!!!
Post by: pinback87 on August 02, 2011, 07:41:11 PM
hey guys,

just got my first zodiac on ebay for $140, I've been looking around to see what kind it is but I'm having a really hard time.
the closest thing i can guess is that its an early Zodiac Guardsman from late 50's early 60's? i just got it in the mail yesterday and found out that the hour and minute hand don't even move but the watch sounds like its running fine. just took it in this morning to the jeweler for repair.....hope it won't cost me an arm and a leg   

 here is a link, tell me what you think

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170670898139&ssPageName=ADME:X:AAQ:US:1123#ht_577wt_1042 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170670898139&ssPageName=ADME:X:AAQ:US:1123#ht_577wt_1042)
Title: Re: My First Zodiac!!!
Post by: Butch on August 03, 2011, 07:13:37 AM
This one is tough. I am going to guess and say late 60's and a short lived model as it is not in the later catalog.

NOW jon p...     ;)
Title: Re: My First Zodiac!!!
Post by: pinback87 on August 03, 2011, 10:08:48 PM


I've spent hours online looking for this model and all i could find is maybe a 70's version of it, but not even close to what i have.
I contacted the ebay, seller and is more than willing to take it back but i think I'm to attached at this point. I'm just going to pay what ever it needs and be happy with my find if i could get any more info on this model it would be greatly appriciated.
Title: Price to high?
Post by: pinback87 on August 06, 2011, 04:44:10 PM

Just got a call back from the jeweler and he quoted me $255 to get my watch overhauled that would include a new canon pinion, crown, and stem. that seem like a good price? I'm new to watches to just want to make sure I'm not getting hassled.
Title: Re: My First Zodiac!!!
Post by: Butch on August 07, 2011, 08:29:19 AM
More than I want to pay. Email me and I will give you the info on BWG. I bet they will save you a lot of money and get it done right the first time.
Title: Re: My First Zodiac!!!
Post by: pinback87 on August 10, 2011, 02:10:56 AM
 :wehe

Looks like i fond my exact model watch on the catalogs that were just posted on the site and WOW what a great source of information!!! i have a Zodiac Datograph Titan in a stainless steel case. after all this looking i finally got my answer  :D

Thank you VintageZodiacs, Butch, and Jeff for making my find possible! really going to be a long term member of this site.

now my next purchase hunt for a sea wolf!
Title: Re: My First Zodiac!!!
Post by: pinback87 on August 15, 2011, 08:54:20 PM
my watch just got back from the jewelers  :P