Zodiac Talk => Watch Stories => Topic started by: LeftAngle on January 19, 2016, 07:12:03 pm

Title: Seawolf Reborn
Post by: LeftAngle on January 19, 2016, 07:12:03 pm
In 1965 California, I bought a new Seawolf.  Six months later, I was shipped to Vietnam with the Zodiac in tow.  That watch was a godsend, with those large triangles at 6, 9 & 12 and wide hands, it made watch and message keeping a lot easier and more stealthy in the pitch black night.

The watch had deteriated badly over time. Three years go, I dug it out and had it cleaned. It was still pretty ugly as the radioactive lume had long gone and the dark residue had turned the face into something not at all like I remembered.

It did 't get worn until month ago when I sent it out to be completely refurbished.  I picked it up yesterday. 
Now, he face is clean and pretty with those triangular wedges of lume and hands front and center, shining as they did long ago... Well, for a few hours, at least. 

The only concession I made was to have the original crown replaced with one a little more substantial.  The watchmaker said it wouldn't be water tight otherwise.  I'm a hacker, so I suspect the new crown will eventually be sporting a proper logo soon enough.

It's amazing how different the watch is with the crud removed, face cleaned and lume replaced.  I can see now what had attracted my attention in a Los Angeles jewelry store fifty years ago.

I see the photo posted upside down... Just think of it as a watch with the triangle's at 12, 3 & 6.
Title: Re: Seawolf Reborn
Post by: jmh86325 on January 19, 2016, 07:21:40 pm
congrats on restoring your sea wolf....but don't keep us in the "dark"...show us the watch  :twothumbsup
Title: Re: Seawolf Reborn
Post by: NOT ENOUGH WRIST TIME on January 19, 2016, 09:19:04 pm
Vietnam with the Zodiac in tow.. Tell us , unless you have to " XXX "   :ak47;   us afterwards!!!!

Location(s) posted while in VN / What USMC, NAVY, ARMY , other ???

Worst condition(s) you both were faced with, rain, river crossing, swamp living, paddy stomping, etc ??
Title: Re: Seawolf Reborn
Post by: Blubarb on March 07, 2016, 10:24:57 am
Yep...out with the photos, please!  :coolsmiley2