Vintage Zodiacs

Zodiac Talk => I saw this Zodiac on the Internet... => Topic started by: baldtim on May 13, 2018, 09:33:30 PM

Title: Is this a fake sea wolf?
Post by: baldtim on May 13, 2018, 09:33:30 PM
what do you think?    appreciate any info...   Thanks!
Title: Re: Is this a fake sea wolf?
Post by: jmh86325 on May 13, 2018, 10:41:24 PM
wouldn't go as far as to call it a fake...it's more of a marriage...real sea wolf dial and a non S/W Zodiac case and hands...found an example of a similar case in the VZ galley 

http://www.vintagezodiacs.com/gallery/Miscellaneous.php (http://www.vintagezodiacs.com/gallery/Miscellaneous.php)

bottom row, second in from left
Title: Re: Is this a fake sea wolf?
Post by: baldtim on May 14, 2018, 02:41:01 PM
Thanks!     someone told me this was one of sw hand styles had my doubts, too.   here is another pic of the front and one of the back which might help tell how mutilated it is...   thanks again
Title: Re: Is this a fake sea wolf?
Post by: YuriyV on May 14, 2018, 03:03:18 PM
It is altered mid.1960s Zodiac Sultan 1758 with Sea Wolf dial.
Title: Re: Is this a fake sea wolf?
Post by: Butch on May 14, 2018, 05:47:06 PM
Here is the Sultan model that case and back came from.

http://www.vintagezodiacs.com/p7lsm_img_2/fullsize/SwirledDial_fs.jpg (http://www.vintagezodiacs.com/p7lsm_img_2/fullsize/SwirledDial_fs.jpg)
Title: Re: Is this a fake sea wolf?
Post by: baldtim on May 25, 2018, 04:35:05 PM
I got it on ebay in about 2003 for $200.   Funny story -- I sent to UWR (universal watch repair) and the guy who worked on it said it was one of the finest zodiac watches he'd ever seen.    Cost about $600 to fix.    He said that it should be insured no less than $1500 to send back to me.     He sent it back with a receipt that appeared to talk about how much vacuum was used to seal it.   No idea really.

The ebay ad was rich :   said that the owner highly prized this watch of all the zodiacs in his collection.   Spoke fondly of the man.    The seller was eagop.   

It needs to be serviced again but I don't want to spend on a bastardized watch.    Don't want to leave it in the drawer.    What would you do?      I still like it.    It is unique.

The calendar day doesn't advance is the only issue.

Thanks for the information!    Very interesting to me.

Lucky sucker
Title: Re: Is this a fake sea wolf?
Post by: YuriyV on May 25, 2018, 06:37:20 PM
I doubt this watch will bring any serious money. As on me, no reason to sell as is.
Here on forum you can service it three times cheaper with higher quality.
So, give it a service and wear on your pleasure, since you like the watch.
Title: Re: Is this a fake sea wolf?
Post by: Butch on May 26, 2018, 09:48:04 AM
While a marriage is valueless, except for the parts, many of us have one a like it.

http://www.vintagezodiacs.com/gallery/p7lsm_img_17/fullsize/01-SpecialGMT_fs.jpg (http://www.vintagezodiacs.com/gallery/p7lsm_img_17/fullsize/01-SpecialGMT_fs.jpg)
Title: Re: Is this a fake sea wolf?
Post by: YuriyV on May 26, 2018, 11:08:56 AM
Another option would be to find a donor, like this one: 392046202936
It was only $54 plus shipping. Movement inside could worth $50-100.
Keep dial and hands and resell the movement. Win-win.
Title: Re: Is this a fake sea wolf?
Post by: Butch on May 26, 2018, 12:36:28 PM
Does not turn up any auction.
Title: Re: Is this a fake sea wolf?
Post by: jmh86325 on May 26, 2018, 06:35:36 PM
Butch, because its not an active auction...tick the "sold" box and it will appear