Be an informed Zodiac Collector. Check out the Vintage Zodiac Catalogs Website

Author Topic: Zodiac 'Red Dot ' Diver  (Read 17807 times)


  • Guest
Zodiac 'Red Dot ' Diver
« on: August 30, 2009, 10:06:19 am »
I have just purchased (which has not arrived yet) a Zodiac Red Dot Diver along with a group of other watches. My question is what can you tell me about the Red Dot Diver. I have been collecting watches for about 15 years and know nothing about this particular watch, i.e. what is the significance of the Red Dot on the dial and does it serve a purpose and in terms of parts is it possible to replace the rotating bezel? Thank you. Bob

Offline JDS (Ohio)

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 168
  • The cat ain't dead until you open the box and look
Re: Zodiac 'Red Dot ' Diver
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2009, 01:17:05 pm »

The Point series was around in the 1990s, maybe as early as the '80s.  Zodiac used the system for ascending price bracket sports watches in their line.   The Red Point was seemingly the more common workhorse level  (but darned well made, nonetheless), the Silver Point was the next sep up, and the Gold Point was supposedly the top of the line.  Each had was denoted by a dot on the dial in the corresponding color.  The Sea Wolf line also acquired a blue dot on the dial in that time period, they retained the Sea Wolf model name on the dial. 

When I first saw Zodiacs in jewelers in Cincinnati, they were all Point models except for the Super Sea Wolf.  I think the point series were the brainchild of Willi Monnier, who had been part of TAG Heuer previously, and the Red Point and Silver Point divers and GMTs had a decidedly TAG family resemblance.   If I recall correctly, they were marketed here (USA, midwest) as being equivalent to a TAG, but at about a $100 lower price point.  To my mind at least, they were also better looking than the TAGs.

In spite of the ascending price levels, the only Point series watches I've seen with an automatic movement have been Red Points - ETA 7750 powered chronographs and the odd Red Point automatic diver.  I have 2 of the Red Point automatic chronographs myself, a black and a blue dial, both keepers.

Butch probably has much more information.

Offline Butch

  • My postings are my personal opinons based on 25+ years of collecting Zodiacs and the reference materials in my possession.
  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 3231
    • Zodiac Watch Research
Re: Zodiac 'Red Dot ' Diver
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2009, 02:18:49 pm »
You are correct on all points John.

I can look it up in a 90's catalog if I have the model number off it.

Bezels, HA! Next question?
Collecting Zodiacs is not for the meek; be an educated collector.
Click below to see our subscription service and support the web sites.


  • Guest
Re: Zodiac 'Red Dot ' Diver
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2009, 07:25:36 pm »
Thank you!!
My best, BOB


Copyright� 2021, All Rights Reserved. This site may not be reproduced.
By accessing this web site you agree to not take any images for use on any other web sites.

Advertising Information� |� Privacy Policy� |� About Us

Visit the Zodiac manufacture's web site at for all your post-1990 Zodiac needs.
This web site is not affiliated with Fossil, Inc, current Zodiac brand owners

Website by Face Forward Studios

Clebar Watches
Zodiac Sign