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Having all original is better than some parts replaced. But in general it is very desirable piece is such good condition.
What is diameter of the case? There are two versions of Aerospace Jet. Larger and smaller.
Is that a big factor in it being rare and collectible? How does that impact the value and do collectors frown on that? I really don't have a lot of knowledge when it comes to vintage watches.....I am just very fascinated with this watch because it's so rare and unique with the military time face.
Very good specimen. Crown is not original though.
There is a lot of info here if you explore.
Does anyone have information or possible value of this Zodiac Aerospace Jet GMT 24hr watch? Good shape and working order.....has some wear on the glass...
Vintage Zodiacs For Sale - Pre 1999 / Re: WTB: SeaWolf dauphine or backbone hands.
« Last post by YuriyV on September 01, 2018, 11:03:10 AM »
Silver, as I know
Vintage Zodiacs For Sale - Pre 1999 / Re: WTB: SeaWolf dauphine or backbone hands.
« Last post by jmh86325 on September 01, 2018, 08:43:45 AM »
black or silver?
General Zodiac Discussion / Re: Zodiac Kingline NOS
« Last post by Cobber on August 31, 2018, 01:51:33 PM »
Thanks guys, I'm curious what these sold for new.  I suspect quite a bit.  The finish quality is pretty high and fairly nuanced. 

- Crystal has a fine/crisp precise bevel that runs the perimeter.  The seat for the crystal has a taupey/gold hue.  I don't know if that's just the natural reflection of the light through the crystal's bevel or if it's lined with something.  I don't know what the crystal is made out of but definitely doesn't feel like plastic.

- Bezel finishing is brushed on top in the direction of the length of each side and transitions direction perfectly at each corner of the octagonal shape.  The sides of the bezel are high polished.  The gold polished hexagonal screws may or may not hold it to the case but work fairly well as the hour markers.  Time keeping is more of a casual effort here than a precise one but the hexagonal screw shape is definitely a better choice than round ones.

- Dial is a deep rather rich flat black with applied/polished logo, brand, and date wheel trim.  Everything else is printed and extremely concise with a flat finish.  Date wheel has black numbers possibly engraved on a metallic gold back ground but is almost useless.  I need a magnifying glass to read it.  It does add some nice visual texture.  The crimson red dot is glossy, sits proud of the dial, and has a surprising amount of presence considering how absolutely tiny it is.  Hands are polished.

- Bracelet surface and sides are all brushed in the same direction and give off a nice rich glow.  Brushing continues in the same direction along the length of the case back where it integrates with the bracelet.  Clasp is very tight and takes a surprising amount of effort to release.  The solid links themselves fit together very impressively and have no negative slop to them.

All in all I'm pretty impressed with this piece.  I went out on a limb purchasing this as I have nothing else like it in my collection and really had no idea how it would wear.  I thought it would make for a cool perhaps funky alternative to a typical watch that could be worn in certain circumstances.  However, what I got has a hell of a lot more elegance, quality, wrist presence, and occasion flexibility than I bargained for.  Quite a balance for a shot in the dark.  In person the design doesn't scream seventies as much as it does grade which I'd place at a pretty high level.  The comfort and wear-ability easily overshadow its design era which may be a good or bad thing depending on one's perspective.
 :SB: :#rant :wehe

Anyhow, time to focus on work.
Vintage Zodiacs For Sale - Pre 1999 / Re: WTB: SeaWolf dauphine or backbone hands.
« Last post by lipovskoy on August 31, 2018, 04:31:30 AM »
General Zodiac Discussion / Re: Zodiac Kingline NOS
« Last post by YuriyV on August 30, 2018, 11:11:53 PM »
Like it on your wrist.
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