Zodiac Talk => General Zodiac Discussion => Topic started by: Marrick on August 06, 2010, 04:48:53 am

Title: Orbiter
Post by: Marrick on August 06, 2010, 04:48:53 am
I got this today. It was described as 'Zodiac - wristwatches' with out of focus and glare-filled pictures. Anyway, I took a gamble and here it is:


(https://www.vintagezodiacs.com/zforums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Finlinethumb15.webshots.com%2F43790%2F2433796240101294029S425x425Q85.jpg&hash=5727309085d62064451e0947c167c6658160d386) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2433796240101294029tCpQgC)

and thought you'd like to see it. As I understand it, the Orbiter was the early name for the Astrographic - but correct me if I'm wrong. Its my first mystery dialled watch.

(https://www.vintagezodiacs.com/zforums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Finlinethumb37.webshots.com%2F47204%2F2177496140101294029S425x425Q85.jpg&hash=ede8c5c939deabf81393387d6fb3212e73d1561b) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2177496140101294029TVXqLN)

(https://www.vintagezodiacs.com/zforums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Finlinethumb23.webshots.com%2F3862%2F2538720650101294029S425x425Q85.jpg&hash=b1fee853f39b147543f14ad0aca27b6953144680) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2538720650101294029iykQtS)

The movement is a 72D.

(https://www.vintagezodiacs.com/zforums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Finlinethumb47.webshots.com%2F30382%2F2301042040101294029S425x425Q85.jpg&hash=0552a8ddc2c76d334e9d4b810c6ca7aee349131e) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2301042040101294029hIczlN)

This how it came:

(https://www.vintagezodiacs.com/zforums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Finlinethumb57.webshots.com%2F45048%2F2608049140101294029S425x425Q85.jpg&hash=05035c8691b65c73ba78cdc61d02b175677b1557) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2608049140101294029GBGOIN)

There is a little dust visible on the discs, but not enough to worry about.

I only found one Orbiter in the gallery, so feel free to lift the pictures if you want.

Thanks for looking.
Title: Re: Orbiter
Post by: jon p on August 06, 2010, 07:51:28 am
 ;D WOW--what a beautiful example--looks like NOS!! you made a good buy on this one-you just never know whats out there.  JON
Title: Re: Orbiter
Post by: Marrick on August 06, 2010, 08:07:38 am
Thank you. For the record, it cost me £47 ($75) - which I thought was good. ;D
Title: Re: Orbiter
Post by: jon p on August 06, 2010, 09:02:46 am
you got a fantastic buy ! luck was on your side for sure. congrats.
Title: Re: Orbiter
Post by: Sea Wolf on August 06, 2010, 12:07:37 pm
 :o What a great find and deal.  That does look NOS.
Title: Re: Orbiter
Post by: TJW on August 06, 2010, 12:41:41 pm
Squeaky clean!  Congrats :D
Title: Re: Orbiter
Post by: Marrick on August 06, 2010, 02:31:57 pm
Thank you all. I've been wearing it all day and its keeping very good time.
Title: Re: Orbiter
Post by: Butch on August 06, 2010, 02:50:22 pm
That is one of the best examples of an Orbiter that I have ever seen. You did great all around on this purchase.
Title: Re: Orbiter
Post by: Marrick on August 07, 2010, 05:58:11 am
Thank you. That's nice to know. ;D