Vintage Zodiacs

Zodiac Talk => I saw this Zodiac on the Internet... => Topic started by: kazod on March 26, 2019, 04:52:48 AM

Title: Legit?
Post by: kazod on March 26, 2019, 04:52:48 AM
Hello,

I am attempting to determine if an available Zodiac is legitimate or not. I cannot find examples of this exact model online, in the gallery here, in ebay histories, etc.

Here's a photo: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/3037/2304/products/IMG_6045_2048x2048.JPG

It looks similar to some legit models, but has the Tritium and an applied logo where others have just "Swiss Made" and printed/painted logos...

I don't mind paying for access to the catalogs, but the website only shows a few relevant years (71, 75) and it requires Flash?
Title: Re: Legit?
Post by: Butch on March 26, 2019, 05:52:20 AM
That is a 70's model.
Title: Re: Legit?
Post by: kazod on March 26, 2019, 02:12:40 PM
Thanks, much appreciated.

If I sign up for the catalog access, do you need flash to view them?

(Flash is a huge security issue on the modern internet...and stays disabled in all my browsers)
Title: Re: Legit?
Post by: YuriyV on March 26, 2019, 03:23:34 PM
Interesting bracelet. Likely not period correct for the watch. But still cool looking. Probably for Zodiac two tone early Sea Wolf? Is it Zodiac signed?
Title: Re: Legit?
Post by: Butch on March 26, 2019, 06:59:05 PM
That watch is in the 1974 catalog and does indeed have a different band on it there. But as I have said so many times in this forum, the dealers back then would do most anything the customer wanted. Swap bands, bezels, etc.

Let's not talk about what collectors and watchmakers have done to them over the years at the customer's request.
Title: Re: Legit?
Post by: YuriyV on March 26, 2019, 08:29:15 PM
I bet this bracelet came from two tone Sea Wolf in 699 case.
Never seen this bracelet configuration before. Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Legit?
Post by: kazod on March 26, 2019, 09:26:51 PM
That watch is in the 1974 catalog

Is this one of the catalogs available on the site? I don't see it listed in the preview? Might be worth enabling flash and ponying up to take a peek at the original configuration.
Title: Re: Legit?
Post by: YuriyV on March 26, 2019, 09:36:35 PM
Believe it is 1975 not 1974
Title: Re: Legit?
Post by: Butch on March 27, 2019, 07:42:32 AM
Yes, 75 catalog, thanks for that.

If you are not a collector there is no point in paying for the reference site.
Title: Re: Legit?
Post by: Sea Wolf on March 28, 2019, 09:54:56 AM
Thanks, much appreciated.

If I sign up for the catalog access, do you need flash to view them?

(Flash is a huge security issue on the modern internet...and stays disabled in all my browsers)

Flash is not a requirement for the catalog site.  With flash enabled you do get more features like zooming in.  The catalogs work fine with flash disabled.  This year the catalogs site will get a major overhaul and be redeveloped with HTML5 rendering of the catalogs so that all the flash features work without flash.
Title: Re: Legit?
Post by: Butch on March 28, 2019, 12:42:51 PM
Thanks for the update Sea Wolf!