Zodiac Talk => General Zodiac Discussion => Topic started by: Tristan on September 22, 2010, 03:07:37 pm

Title: Return of the jedi: Zodiac SST 36000
Post by: Tristan on September 22, 2010, 03:07:37 pm
First, let me introduce myself : I'm from Germany, 36 years old, and very interested in vintage zodiacs, still I own only one watch.
I call it:  The jedi
For me it has a wonderful blue dial with a blue mysterious back-lit  dial.
I bought the watch from a seller in Washington state and it has the fast-beating Zodiac cal. 86d movement inside.

Regards,
Tristan
Title: Re: Return of the jedi: Zodiac SST 36000
Post by: Butch on September 22, 2010, 03:42:35 pm
That is a rarely seen version of that model and one of the nicer ones I have seen. It came about in the later 70's when Zodiac did some mix-mashing of exiting parts to come out with new models and it is based on the earlier Astrographic, as I am sure you have already figured out.
Title: Re: Return of the jedi: Zodiac SST 36000
Post by: Tristan on September 22, 2010, 04:01:58 pm
Hello Butch
Thank you for your reply.
I guessed it was a predecessor of the astrographic because it is designed more conventional.
I am also interested to get a Zodiac watch with moonphase of the 50's.
But it is hard to find here.

Regards,
Tristan
Title: Re: Return of the jedi: Zodiac SST 36000
Post by: Butch on September 22, 2010, 05:04:53 pm
There are lots of 3DMPs on eBay, just be careful in that parts are difficult to come by and they are very expensive to get serviced.