Zodiac Talk => General Zodiac Discussion => Topic started by: koz5614 on August 29, 2010, 04:47:26 pm

Title: Hello: New to the Zodiac "Club"
Post by: koz5614 on August 29, 2010, 04:47:26 pm
Hello, I'm new to the forum.  I recently won the orange SeaWolf on the 08/29 Ebay auction 250687346984.  I'd just like to get an opinion on if I paid too much for it ($550).  I just missed out on the orange/gray SeaWolf last week, and I didn't want to let this one get away.  I hope that the original box/papers helps to justify the purcahse price.
Thank you for your time.
Title: Re: Hello: New to the Zodiac "Club"
Post by: Butch on August 29, 2010, 05:13:55 pm
Welcome Koz! Yeah, I saw that one too. I think you paid a little too much for it, but given the condition and all the accessories, if you can pick up a metal band for it (like in auction 190434205868) then you will be ahead of the game. That is a fine example of a rarer model.
Title: Re: Hello: New to the Zodiac "Club"
Post by: koz5614 on August 29, 2010, 05:47:58 pm
Thanks for the input.  The next highest bidder bid $540, so I think the market is there.  Hopefully, in your opinion, I didn't get ripped off.  I'm not a big fan of the metal zodiac bands because all the ones I've seen do not have a safety clasp.  My other vintage dive watch is a Rolex "Red" Submariner; and it has the safety clasp, and I swear by it. 
Title: Re: Hello: New to the Zodiac "Club"
Post by: Butch on August 29, 2010, 05:51:38 pm
Not sure that clasp was available in the 60's and 70's, and it certainly was not on the Zodiacs, Omegas, Breitlings, etc. I have seen. Be that as it may, you did pay to much, but so what? You like it.

If you pick up a metal band and throw it in a drawer (I never said you had to wear it  ;) ) then you will be ahead of the game I believe as far as the value goes.
Title: Re: Hello: New to the Zodiac "Club"
Post by: koz5614 on August 29, 2010, 06:07:09 pm
I guess now I'm on the hunt for a metal band!  Thanks again.
Title: Re: Hello: New to the Zodiac "Club"
Post by: Butch on August 29, 2010, 06:12:09 pm
I don't pay more that $100 for one and count myself lucky if you find one for under $75!
Title: Re: Hello: New to the Zodiac "Club"
Post by: koz5614 on August 29, 2010, 06:46:43 pm
What is the correct style metal band for this watch?   Also, is it a 22mm width?
Title: Re: Hello: New to the Zodiac "Club"
Post by: Butch on August 29, 2010, 08:01:36 pm
It is about 17.5 MM and you will have to do some research on that one. You can start in the Gallery, and other places within the Forum.
Title: Re: Hello: New to the Zodiac "Club"
Post by: jon p on August 30, 2010, 09:57:46 am
KOZ--welcome to the forum!! nice seawolf. orange on dial not faded, VERY nice,as most are. great to have all the extra paper work/box. the zodiac band sold for $52.00, wish i had seen it, my white dial SW needs an original bracelet. now has an aftermarket bracelet that works, BUT....... if anyone out there has a bracelet they want to sell let me know.   
Title: Re: Hello: New to the Zodiac "Club"
Post by: Sea Wolf on August 30, 2010, 01:44:59 pm
I bid on that band and thought I was going to get it, someone must have used a snipe program on me, I just could not bid fast enough  :-\
Title: Re: Hello: New to the Zodiac "Club"
Post by: Butch on August 30, 2010, 01:57:26 pm
 :D It is for my latest GMT.

If you can't run with the big dawgs, stay on the porch.
Title: Re: Hello: New to the Zodiac "Club"
Post by: Sea Wolf on August 30, 2010, 01:58:59 pm
 ::) :o :( >:( :-\ :'( >:D ;) ;D 8)
Title: Re: Hello: New to the Zodiac "Club"
Post by: TJW on September 02, 2010, 12:01:40 am
Hey Koz,, congrats.  You only paid too much if you don't get sufficient enjoyment from the watch.  I know I paid too much(marketwise)for most of my watches, but there was something about each one that tripped my trigger and I don't regret any of my purchases.  Enjoy it in good health, it does look like a nice set.  Regards   TJW
Title: Re: Hello: New to the Zodiac "Club"
Post by: bulldog1935 on September 02, 2010, 08:45:38 am
what is an item worth?  What someone is willing to pay for it. 
Title: Re: Hello: New to the Zodiac "Club"
Post by: jon p on September 02, 2010, 12:44:54 pm
AMEN, bulldog, that is so true. a watch collector friend that got me really interested in collecting always says, just remember you cant own them all!  when i buy a watch it IS for my pleasure more than an investment and i made the decision to buy it. what ever makes you happy in life is worth the money!!  JON P