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General Zodiac Discussion / Re: Information on Marine Life Professional
« Last post by dz302 on July 12, 2019, 10:49:34 AM »
That's ok.  I have some good info on it and I appreciate your interest in providing as much information as possible.

I now have a new interest in yet another watch brand!
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I saw this Zodiac on the Internet... / Re: RARE, how rare?
« Last post by Butch on July 11, 2019, 06:44:24 PM »
Look in the 70's catalogs and you'll see both configurations.
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I saw this Zodiac on the Internet... / Re: RARE, how rare?
« Last post by radicimo on July 11, 2019, 05:58:09 PM »
Agreed on the scarcity of rarities Ultra. Does the other configuration come without datographic? Are there other color combinations?
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General Zodiac Discussion / Re: Information on Marine Life Professional
« Last post by Cobber on July 11, 2019, 12:11:39 PM »
Zenith offered both quartz and mechanical movements in their Defy series. 
I know virtually nothing about movements/calibers. 

I would have to defer to UV regarding movement but still wouldn't be surprised to find out Zenith was putting these together for Zodiac but using ETA movements.  The Marine life had chronograph and non-chronograph models and shared a close design language to Zenith's Defy line of watches as well as same water resistance.  At some point I had satisfied myself they were the same thing due to the agreement Monnier had with Zenith that seemed to carry through the Genender era up through the purchase of Zodiac by Fossil.  I remember seeing some indication in paper work from the sales agreement that the collaboration between Zenith and Zodiac in the early 2000s appeared to still exist.

Edit;
I just spent way to much time trying to find the missing link in my brain.  Closest I could come is this quartz Defy:

http://www.insa.com/images/vt/zenith/defy-chr2.jpg

Does appear to have some evolutionary connection to original posters watch but could easily be wishful thinking on my part.  Could have sworn I saw identical models at some point..., ah well.
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General Zodiac Discussion / Re: Information on Marine Life Professional
« Last post by dz302 on July 11, 2019, 11:35:05 AM »
Thanks to everyone for the replies.

It's a very nice watch and I had the links put in today and it fits well.
I'll have to get a wrist shot and post later.

Much appreciation.
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I saw this Zodiac on the Internet... / Re: RARE, how rare?
« Last post by Ultra-Vintage on July 11, 2019, 11:07:10 AM »
The more rare of the 2 configurations sure, but it is an already uncommon model to begin with.  Rare is so overused by online sellers that at this point it has no meaning  :lafing
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General Zodiac Discussion / Re: Information on Marine Life Professional
« Last post by Ultra-Vintage on July 11, 2019, 11:03:34 AM »
No, not a Zenith.  Yes is an ETA quartz movement, the same one that other Swiss companies used at the time (Tag is another).  You can still get replacement movements, but they are not cheap.
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General Zodiac Discussion / Re: Information on Marine Life Professional
« Last post by dz302 on July 11, 2019, 10:36:22 AM »
Isn't the El Primero a mechanical watch?
I did a Google search but could not find a Zenith as you described that looked like the Zodiac.
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General Zodiac Discussion / Re: Information on Marine Life Professional
« Last post by Cobber on July 11, 2019, 10:24:27 AM »
I don't know the movement but it may be of some interest to original poster; I believe this to be a re-badged Zenith El Primero Defy Chronograph from the '90s made for Zodiac.  Not conclusive but we know Zodiac under Monnier's direction had a written contract with Zenith to produce watches for Zodiac during the '90s and this is a near identical version of the model I just mentioned.

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I saw this Zodiac on the Internet... / RARE, how rare?
« Last post by radicimo on July 10, 2019, 08:55:21 PM »
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