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stroudart

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The Long Lost Zodiac Bracelets: Why?
« on: August 11, 2009, 09:29:12 am »
When I was the proud owner of my new Zodiac in 1966, I wasn't particularly impressed with the looks of the bracelet. It was starkly plian even with the Zodiac logo. Also so many other watches were appearing with  very similar looking SS bracelets. After a few years the clasp began to pop open unexpectedly. A jeweler adjusted that frequently with only temporary results. Yet, it was no big deal,.. I just didn't want to lose the watch! Sometimes I'd take the pliers to it myself. I lacked the touch. Unexpectedly it would pop open again. On a trip to Acapulco I found a gold and siver bracelet that just looked dynamite on that white dialed Sea Wolf. I don't remember what I did with the old Stainless bracelet. At the time, I was happy to replace it with something much more Artistic.  Plus the clasp  was very secure. My conclusion is that the original bracelets are rare and expensive now because they were not that good. They became replaced with flexible metal [Spydel is one.] or nylon bands. At the time, those replacement bands were more comfortable and more secure. But Oh my,.. Life isn't fair! My Sea wolf collection would be far more valuable if those SS bracelets were still attatched. With all the sophisticated watch counterfeiting going on, it seems like there must be some honest money to be made producing a few watchbands and crowns with that fabulous Zodiac logo. For now I just have to content myself with once more owning a Sea Wolf. Ben

Offline davec73

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Re: The Long Lost Zodiac Bracelets: Why?
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2009, 02:03:35 pm »
Hi Ben,

Finding those bracelets for the Seawolf are pretty hard.  There was gent a while back on ebay who had NOS clasps for the Seawolf.  Pretty cheap too.  I bought one or two to stash away, they sure are handsome especially compared to the dinged/scratched up ones we're used to seeing.

stroudart

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Re: The Long Lost Zodiac Bracelets: Why?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2009, 09:59:42 am »
Ben would love to get his hands on some of them too!

 

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