Vintage Zodiacs

Zodiac Talk => General Zodiac Discussion => Topic started by: rhsnyc on December 20, 2011, 10:24:41 AM

Title: fixing my orange sea wolf
Post by: rhsnyc on December 20, 2011, 10:24:41 AM
Few weeks ago posted about my watchmaker wanting $750 (WTF!!!)  to replace movement and clean up my vintage orange sea wolf watch. After chat with Butch and fellow members I began my hunt for a 72b movement with quickset date. Took a little bit of work but found one online for sale. I ended up purchasing a zodiac goldenline.($135) It arrived in almost brand new condition. Ever so excited I ran to a watchmaker and he said movement looks great everything checks out it shouldnt be a problem to swap in new movement.....Except for one thing he said. The date wheel form goldenline is different than that in the seawolf. something about being different shape or curve and that it would most likely not function. I am hoping he can just clean up my old date wheel and use it?
Anyone out there know where I can get correct one or how much it might cost?
Thanks fellow vintage Zodiacs.
Happy and healthy holidays to all.
Title: Re: fixing my orange sea wolf
Post by: jon p on December 20, 2011, 11:52:12 AM
 :ur  why dont you give butches watch guy a try on your repair, he may be able to sort out your problen easy, we all use him and he IS the zodiac GURU!! he has taken care of problems for me that my local watchmaker didnt have a clue how to fix! look under the repair section to get started. try him, you WILL be pleased!
Title: Re: fixing my orange sea wolf
Post by: rhsnyc on December 20, 2011, 12:08:33 PM
Yes thank you so much am in touch with Butch now. Much appreciated!
From what he told me it shouldnt be a hard fix. Will post photos as soon as remedied. I cant wait to show to my Dad who hasent seen the watch since I grabbed it from his drawer back when I was a kid in the 80's. I thought it was cool then and think its even cooler now as an adult. He traded his favorite pen knife to a friend who purchased it in the px at marine corps base in Quantico VA. 1970
He might want it back once he sees how bad ass it is. HAHAHA.