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Offline Bob

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I found an old Zodiak watch. I have a feeling it is a second world war era watch. Black face with these words.
Zodiak
incasecurit
wasserdight

I can see one means water proof in German, not sure of the other but would guess with "curit" it probably had radium in the hands and the numbers for night use.

Inside it is written "15 rubis"  and ZODIAK Le Locle  and FAB SUISSE and A.S.1130

Inside the back cover is written  4263  and 884497. There are also a lot of small numbers scratched in that may identify it to an owner that I will not repeat here as it will require a bit of work to figure them all out.
On the back, Waterproof, Stainless Steel Back, Swiss Made
Considering that this watch has spent a lot of time underwater it is a miracle that when I pulled the back off it was pretty much dry and after a few hours in the sun the second hand was moving when the watch was wound.
Any ideas?
I suspect it was a WWII war souvenir.
Any comments?

Thanks
Bob


« Last Edit: September 21, 2009, 12:49:35 pm by Bob »

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Re: I found an old Zodiak and do not see it in the gallery
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2009, 06:17:08 am »
Can you post a picture of it?
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Re: I found an old Zodiak and do not see it in the gallery
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2009, 11:11:14 am »
 ;D   BOB--welcome to the site! is your spelling correct, ZODIAK?  would love to see pictures of it. your friend, JON P

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The pictures and spelling correction
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2009, 12:34:26 pm »
As noted by a poster the correct spelling is ZODIAC, either some spell check flipped it on me or it was too obvious and right in front of my face, oh well sorry about that. Here are the pictures as best as I could.
Bob
« Last Edit: September 21, 2009, 12:46:15 pm by Bob »

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I just took a quick look to see if I have a picture like this one, but did not see one. But I do have a lot of pics, not sorted nor cataloged. <sigh> I have a lady's watch box and certificate from Switzerland in French that shows an sale date of Aug. 29, 1955 and the serial number is 642985 so I think yours is from the late 50's maybe.
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