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Offline Evan

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I saw this Zodiac Datographic for sale
« on: February 13, 2021, 10:53:20 am »
Dear Zodiac enthusiasts,

Could someone provide me with some information on this vintage Zodiac Datographic please. Thank you in advance!

Kind regards
Evan
« Last Edit: March 16, 2021, 07:42:49 pm by Evan »

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Re: I saw this Zodiac Datographic for sale
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2021, 11:18:18 am »
First things first, is that your watch and your picture?

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Re: I saw this Zodiac Datographic for sale
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2021, 11:37:34 am »
It is not my watch (yet) and it is not my picture either. The seller is an older person who is not a professional at taking pictures... For now it is the only picture I received and I will have a look at the watch tomorrow (in real). I have the permission to use his picture.

I think the dial is really cool but the movement needs a service & crystal should be replaced (no idea if it is easy to find these type of crystals?)

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Evan

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Re: I saw this Zodiac Datographic for sale
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2021, 11:54:18 am »
Thank you for that info. That is the first automatic made by Zodiac with a date. I believe the first ones had the red numbering and later went to black. I was going to say the crystal could be original as it has a round date window and probably should be replaced during a much needed service I am sure. Crystals are available but the date window will probably be square. Shrug. The dial does have a lot of patina, but some folks think that adds to the beauty or character of a vintage watch. This watch appears in the 1950's catalogs. While you do see a fair amount of these they are not really popular with a lot of collectors. FWIW I happen to like them a lot though. This means they should be fairly affordable when found.

Any watchmaker can service it, but Zodiac parts are always an issue. BWG is located here in the US.
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Re: I saw this Zodiac Datographic for sale
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2021, 12:04:36 pm »
Thank you so much for the information! What would be a fair price to buy this piece?

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Re: I saw this Zodiac Datographic for sale
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2021, 12:28:16 pm »
That is really between you and the seller. I would not pay more that $100 myself as the service will cost a couple hundred.

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Re: I saw this Zodiac Datographic for sale
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2021, 12:46:12 pm »
Thank you, seller is asking 300 dollar  :helpme

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Re: I saw this Zodiac Datographic for sale
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2021, 12:57:45 pm »
As I always day... Old does not make it gold.
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