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Incoming Seawolf but.... (arrived with pics!)
« on: November 30, 2012, 11:57:08 am »
Nice seawolf to tinker with



But?
Check the caseback  ^-^



I bet Butch sees it in a second :)
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Re: Incoming Seawolf but....
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2012, 02:24:27 pm »
What is the serial number?
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Re: Incoming Seawolf but....
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2012, 04:41:29 pm »
I don't know yet, but I'll provide it after receiving the watch. It's marked as shipped at the moment  :-)

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Re: Incoming Seawolf but....
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2012, 06:11:57 pm »
is that an early 1960s model with the script on the CENTER of the back??

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Re: Incoming Seawolf but....
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2012, 06:20:40 pm »
How about the depth rating  :-)

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Re: Incoming Seawolf but....
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2012, 07:14:16 am »
early ones were 10ATM, also note the lack of the  " veins " in the hands. added later to help hold the lume in the hands.

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Re: Incoming Seawolf but....
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2012, 07:28:54 am »
Serial is 1227115

hmmm... The serial of my "regular early seawolf" is 1313242...

Inside a AS1624


http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&0&2uswk&AS_1624

Runs fine, but the rotor bearing or mounting post is véry worn, making the rotor "rattle" against the caseback.



Nice supple grey gasket?

The caseback came off quite easily


Some quick polish of the cracked crystal reveals a nice dial and why it was a very good idea to add the vein in the hands.



Caseback



Crown looks nice


Comparing it with my "regular early seawolf"
No "swiss" on the dial!




I'll clean it some more, and will try to find a solution for the worn rotor bearing/ mounting post.
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Re: Incoming Seawolf but.... (arrived with pics!)
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2012, 07:53:28 am »
i think your latest one is a redial, note the slightly smaller numbers and lack of " swiss " at bottom of the dial.i dont know why but the re- dialers just cant get the exact right size on the numbers and leave off swiss a lot. it looks GOOD,though, a LOT better than average. hope you get it repaired and restored to its original glory---sea wolfs ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Incoming Seawolf but.... (arrived with pics!)
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2012, 08:27:08 am »
Hm. Very competent redialer? Usually you can see a redial in two seconds... it still looks very nice :)

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Re: Incoming Seawolf but.... (arrived with pics!)
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2012, 08:44:36 am »
Back then they had the dies so they could make GOOD redials. Are you sure it does not say SWISS under the dial? The '61 catalog on ZC does show them to be marked.
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Re: Incoming Seawolf but.... (arrived with pics!)
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2012, 08:46:55 am »
I'll check! (It's not visible now, but I'll uncase the movement)

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Re: Incoming Seawolf but.... (arrived with pics!)
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2012, 10:43:12 am »
Here's the dial under normal light



Nothing under the 6.

But at an angle, with the flash on from my phone camera reveals this!





A bit too close to the edge during stamping?

(And I found an AS rotor in my parts pile that fits and is less worn out :) )

I just walked around in the dark hall of my house and noticed a faint glow, not influenced by holding the watch next to a light. It's definately radium :)
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Re: Incoming Seawolf but.... (arrived with pics!)
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2012, 01:02:43 pm »
Its original, move on to fixing it already!

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Re: Incoming Seawolf but.... (arrived with pics!)
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2012, 01:44:03 pm »
 ;D

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Re: Incoming Seawolf but.... (arrived with pics!)
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2012, 07:12:52 pm »
Congrats on a rare one!  How much restoration are you planning to do?

BTW, my first generation Sea Wolf also only claims 10 ATM waterproof, though I didn't actually save any case back shots.  It's also slightly smaller than the more commonly found 20 ATM versions, and has a different dial (arabics not enclosed) and the ribless hands:





John

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Re: Incoming Seawolf but.... (arrived with pics!)
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2012, 10:08:13 pm »
 :ur :wehe  JOHN, nice one my friend, seldom seen--especially in this beautiful condition-- and a very uncluttered clean look. i love white faces with black hands, much easier for my tired old eyes to see.

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Re: Incoming Seawolf but.... (arrived with pics!)
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2012, 08:40:00 pm »
Thanks Jon, it's always surprising to see how legible a dial Zodiac was able to squeeze into 35 and 34mm cases, back in the day.  It would probably get a little more wrist time if the band weren't so tight (we all know how hard it is to find bands or spare links for the old Sea Wolves), though I would still baby it.   
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Re: Incoming Seawolf but.... (arrived with pics!)
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2012, 11:17:23 pm »
john, have you tried one of the bracelet extenders that fit in the clasp and give you some extra lenght? should be some on the bay. it is removeable so you can go back if you want to. just a thought, i know i cannot stand one too tight, i wear mine very loose.

 

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