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General Zodiac Discussion / Chirp, chirp
« Last post by Cobber on May 20, 2019, 11:30:28 AM »
(spoiler alert; will be discussing a ladies watch)

item # 303040788404 (from large '71 catalog pg. 6)

Pretty sure this will go no where but maybe some one else will find this interesting.
I've been doing searches for gold Zodiacs.  Gold has been growing on me a lot the last few years which seems to have a lot of benefits regarding Zodiac.  Fewer people are interested in the dressier watches than the "sporty" diving gmt ones and even fewer once you through gold in there.  This makes competition a lot less of an obstacle.  I recently won a gold Zodiac and was the one and only bidder (more on this later).

Now throw a ladies watch in there and..., well...  I came across the above referenced listing and can't help feel it's a damn shame.  For a company that's most recognized for it's sporty, tool, and military association Zodiac was a surprisingly well rounded company and besides being incredibly strong in the Chronometer arena (according to their published stats; among the top 6 producers at the height of the Swiss watch making glory days)..., the Sea Wolf goes with out mention.  As far as I'm concerned Rolex and Blancpain (however you pronounce it) can go p!$$ up a rope.  To this day I don't think there's been a Rolex Explorer that can match the Sea Skate's water resistance and Zodiac did it with a snap on case back and push/pull crown.
I digress, anyone that's perused the VZ catalog website has probably noticed with barely any interest the Fleur De Lotus in the small '71 catalog.  This is a ladies piece Zodiac entered and won first place in a competition organized by the Swiss watch making industry at the '67 Montreal Expo (I know this because it says so right in the photo description).  I've always skipped over the ladies sections with zero to little interest.  However, for anyone that has an interest in Zodiacs historical success and achievements we're really missing out on some exceptional work.  Which brings me to the item I listed at the beginning of the topic.  This is the first time I stumbled on to one of Zodiacs's higher end pieces in such nice condition and it really shows their expertise at crafting fine jeweler and incorporating it into watch making.  I'm half tempted to make an offer on this as a present for my wife.  I can see and feel there's actual justifiable value in it.  Other watches I may be interested in go up in value for other reasons, this thing really is a work of art.  That being said, I doubt I'll actually do this.

In any case, I found this listing particularily interesting due to the fact the catalogs just don't do these pieces any justice.  I've saved sellers images to my own little data base for personal reference.
I saw this Zodiac on the Internet... / Re: Zodiac Jump Hour
« Last post by Butch on May 15, 2019, 05:06:01 AM »
So true my friend, so true.
I saw this Zodiac on the Internet... / Re: Zodiac Jump Hour
« Last post by NOT ENOUGH WRIST TIME on May 15, 2019, 12:01:15 AM »


I saw this Zodiac on the Internet... / Re: Zodiac Jump Hour
« Last post by Ultra-Vintage on May 14, 2019, 07:10:23 PM »
Another satisfied customer.


Hmmmm, based on their 'bay username I expected to see something "valuable".........

I saw this Zodiac on the Internet... / Re: Zodiac Jump Hour
« Last post by Butch on May 14, 2019, 06:22:54 PM »
Another satisfied customer.

I saw this Zodiac on the Internet... / Re: Zodiac Education Never Ends
« Last post by Butch on May 12, 2019, 01:31:13 PM »
And so it begins.


From the auction:
New bezel has been fitted aand is a little hard to turn so selling as spares or repair.

Interesting side note. I just search eBay's help section for the phrase caveat emptor and I cannot find it on their site. It used to be their mantra...

As a military & vintage watch accumulator for over 20 years, most of my watches are 50 to 100 years old. I like wearing them, but a lot need a good COA service. Good watchmakers have become fewer and much more expensive over the years. It's just not cost effective any longer to have a seldom worn watch serviced.
I never have been a fan of quartz watches, but I needed & wanted an accurate & dependable watch I could pick up and wear with no worry. After much research with my son (an amateur modder), we came up with this. Without pretending to be an original, we incorporated all the best features of watches I like into one .
I've been wearing mine for several months now & love it.

The heart of this watch is in my opinion the best Quartz movement ever made.

5 jewel Ronda Harley Swiss 715Li movement with a 10 year CR2016 Lithium battery
40mm T-316L solid Stainless Steel case & screw in solid back
20mm lugs
Screw Down Crown
Sapphire Domed Crystal
Unidirectional 120 click Bezel
100 Meter Rated

Comes on a brand new 20mm Black/Grey Classic Bond  NATO strap.  But if your taste aren't the same. I have more than 75 different  patterns of  new NATO straps for you to choose from.

Questions are welcomed and gladly answered.

Price  is $159 via normal paypal.
Price is  $154 via alternate paypal method with no fees to me.
Free USPS shipping within the US. (either payment method OK)
Will consider shipping  International depending on location.
Email me for cost to your location.
Thanks for looking.
Well as you think I should  And hope you have a nice sight filled day
Looks like it got sold....
Thanks. Type what you will as you will.
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