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#31
Vintage Zodiacs For Sale - Pre 1999 / F.S. Sea Wolf w/ 2 SS bands
Last post by 19Colt48 - October 04, 2022, 03:14:31 PM
F.S. Late 1960's Sea Wolf, metal bezel, white dial, one factory correct SS band. One Jubilee style SS band included with correct Zodiac clasp custom fabricated.

Selling off Zodiac collection. $1,595.00 Postal M.O. only.  Insured shipping included. 

Watches will be in good running order as shipped.  All sales final. 

I am a private seller and not a broker.  I am not set up for charge cards or PayPal.  You cannot view this attachment.You cannot view this attachment. 
#32
Vintage Zodiacs For Sale - Pre 1999 / F.S. Late 1960's Aerospace GMT...
Last post by 19Colt48 - October 04, 2022, 03:07:19 PM
F.S. Late 1960's Aerospace GMT, metal bezel, white dial, correct SS band.  Serviced and restored by BWG.

Selling off Zodiac collection. $1,795.00 Postal M.O. only.  Insured shipping included.  You cannot view this attachment.

Watch will be in good running order as shipped.  All sales final. 

I am a private seller and not a broker.  I am not set up for charge cards or PayPal. 
#33
Vintage Zodiacs For Sale - Pre 1999 / F. S. Sea Wolf, black dial
Last post by 19Colt48 - October 04, 2022, 02:55:14 PM
F.S. Late 1960's Sea Wolf.  Metal bezel, black dial, correct SS factory band.  Serviced and restored by B.W.G.

Selling off Zodiac collection. $1,595.00 Postal M.O. only.  Insured shipping included. 

Watches will be in good running order as shipped.  All sales final. 

I am a private seller and not a broker.  I am not set up for charge cards or PayPal. 
#34
General Zodiac Discussion / 1920’s Zodiac Jump Hour/Direct...
Last post by Butch - October 01, 2022, 10:57:25 AM
I just realized I never wrote this up. I picked this up in 2009 as I had never seen one before. It has a 7 jewel movement. An old European watchmaker did the restoration on it. He said the everything was very worn, most likely to previous owners not having it serviced regularly. (Pay attention here folks!) The disks were very worn and fragile he said due to age. After disassembly he reported one of the gears was so worn, he would have to make one for it as, of course, no parts were available. (Old school baby!) The watch did go back and forth between the two of us several times before it would run reliably and stay running. Once he said the mainspring got magnetized in transit too.
I think the band is just something the eBay seller put on there. I am sure it did not come with the watch but kind of goes with the style. I didn't really care nor ask as I do not wear it. I just wound it for the first time in years and it has been running for 2 hours now.

Edit: I wound it yesterday and it is still running the next morning.
#35
General Zodiac Discussion / Re: Can anyone date this Zodia...
Last post by Butch - October 01, 2022, 07:29:38 AM
1 - https://www.vintagezodiacs.com/zforums/index.php/topic,2873.msg12273.html#msg12273

2 - Incabloc is referenced at the end of the 1952 catalog.

3 - https://www.vintagezodiacs.com/p7lsm_img_2/fullsize/1921JumpHour_fs.jpg
I own this one. A quick search showed I never wrote it up in the forum though. I will, with pics, when I get the chance.

I see that Sea Wolf never published all the vintage ads to the ZC site. I will look through them next when time is available.

This is all I found after a quick look this morning. Unfortunately, other than the ads, we don't have anything that goes back into the 40's and 30s.

Hope this helps some.
#36
General Zodiac Discussion / Re: Can anyone date this Zodia...
Last post by Butch - September 30, 2022, 05:34:13 PM
Guys, '48 soud good to me and ties in with this article.

https://www.vintagezodiacs.com/TheZodiacAutographic.php

I seem to remember one of the phamplets or catalogs or even one of the advertisments had something about when they introduced "Incasecurit" or their version thereof.

Sorry my memory is not what it used to be and time is very precious now a days.
#37
General Zodiac Discussion / Re: Can anyone date this Zodia...
Last post by YuriyV - September 30, 2022, 10:29:15 AM
"Incassable" in French is literally "Unbreakable".
#38
General Zodiac Discussion / Re: Can anyone date this Zodia...
Last post by Grossisten - September 30, 2022, 04:10:42 AM
I agree that the period is interesting, so little info available though. On later watches the term "Incasecurit" appears - so far I've only seen it on Zodiacs. Perhaps a later schock proofing system or an English marketing term for "Incassable"? I did read somewhere that Zodiac developed their own shock proofing system, but if thats "Incassable" or "Incasecurit" I have not been able to discover.

If you study the info on this site it appears that Zodiac struggled in the 20ies and 30ies but came through partly because of an innovative approach. Automatics and the power reserve indicator complication are mentioned, but the timeline doesn't seem entirely confirmed (the Autographics appear to have been launched in 1948 according to an old catalogue). Anyway - I hope you will share your findings.
#39
General Zodiac Discussion / Re: Can anyone date this Zodia...
Last post by YuriyV - September 27, 2022, 11:08:17 PM
Quote from: Grossisten on September 27, 2022, 03:53:09 AMAre you aware of more details on that topic - and/or can you confirm my findings?
Not enough information. I'm still learning 1920-30 era. Very interesting period.
#40
General Zodiac Discussion / Re: Can anyone date this Zodia...
Last post by Butch - September 27, 2022, 06:59:25 AM
Quote from: YuriyV on September 26, 2022, 07:30:01 PMInteresting article about Stainless steel in watchmaking. And Staybright in particular:
https://www.vintagewatchstraps.com/stainlesssteel.php

Very interesting Yuriv, thanks for sharing this.

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