Vintage Zodiacs

Zodiac Talk => General Zodiac Discussion => Topic started by: jad543 on November 06, 2016, 12:01:44 PM

Title: Lucky find? New member needs input
Post by: jad543 on November 06, 2016, 12:01:44 PM
I recently "found" an automatic SST 36000 but have not been able to find much info on it. It is all stainless and looks like the band is the original one - it looks awesome and runs and keeps time! I have not opened it as it is a little too cumbersome for me. I am taking it to my watch repair guy for him to check it out. I am interested in learning more about it, my reason for joining. Any information will be appreciated.
Title: Re: Lucky find? New member needs input
Post by: Butch on November 06, 2016, 01:49:25 PM
That is the original band and the watch looks to be in good shape. It is from the 70's. If you are a collector you might want to check out the catalogs.
Title: Re: Lucky find? New member needs input
Post by: jad543 on November 06, 2016, 02:31:58 PM
Thanks for your input. Unfortunately, it is a man's watch and too big for me so I plan to sell it.
Title: Re: Lucky find? New member needs input
Post by: jon p on November 10, 2016, 11:15:14 AM
you can sell it right here and a lot of true Zodiac collectors will see it.
Title: Re: Lucky find? New member needs input
Post by: jad543 on November 11, 2016, 01:49:17 AM
Thanks for the suggestion. I thought about that and have been researching prices but have not had much luck finding a price for a comparable watch. Found one on eBay just like mine but with a leather strap and they are asking $385. I don't know if that is a high price for it, or if I should price mine higher because it is in great condition with original bracelet. I would like to find out what a fair price range would be. Can use some guidance!
Title: Re: Lucky find? New member needs input
Post by: Butch on November 11, 2016, 08:18:59 AM
You could always put it on eBay for a 10 day auction and start it at $9.99. This would let the market determine the value and you just may be very surprised.

You have not struck gold. And whoever buys it has to spend $200 on a service.
Title: Re: Lucky find? New member needs input
Post by: jad543 on November 11, 2016, 04:08:11 PM
Thanks, Butch - I'll keep that in mind. I sell on eBay but I don't like to do auctions anymore. I didn't do well when I was doing them a few years back - I could not even get my money back. And now things have gotten worse, as I myself have bought some really good deals buying at auction. And that begets the question: when you say I may be very surprised, is that in a good way or as in disappointed?
Title: Re: Lucky find? New member needs input
Post by: Butch on November 11, 2016, 04:13:45 PM
As that has the original crown and band, I think you will be pleasantly surprised with the results. If you paid $100 for it, then start the auction at that price. If you paid more than that, I'm sorry.

While there are collectors that MAY pay $385 for that, I would not. I think sellers on eBay do not have realistic pricing, especially as their watches need to be serviced after the purchase.
Title: Re: Lucky find? New member needs input
Post by: Nomadgi on November 12, 2016, 04:23:53 AM
From research of 70's high beats (and owning a couple now - 1 zodiac and 1 girard perreguax) I'd say $200 or less for a good condition zodiac 36000 without a service from a recognised and warranted watch maker. Maybe up to $300 with full service and warranty. I've seen the eBay one at £385 and can imagine it'll sit there for some time. Your particular design is VERY 70's and, whilst I like them, they're not everyone's cup of tea, irrespective of condition. Good luck with a sale.
Title: Re: Lucky find? New member needs input
Post by: jad543 on November 12, 2016, 09:44:40 AM
Thanks a lot, Nomadgi! $200 is what I had in mind, so I feel better now. And I agree with you - it is a nice-looking watch but not everyone would like it. I may post it here next week.