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1969
MILITARY

ZODIAC

BLACK & WHITE
RAISED LUME DIAL
LUMED DIVE HANDS
17J HACKING AUTOMATIC


WITH

70-72
MILITARY
HACKING
17 JEWEL
ZODIAC MOVEMENT


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CONTRAST STITCHED
TOP GRAIN PADDED
OVER STITCH
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HD CHRONOGRAPH STRAP

SIMILAR IN LOOK TO ORIGINAL

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THE ZODIAC THAT NEVER HAD A HOME

THIS IS A RARE ZODIAC HACKING, 17J TIME PIECE FROM THE LATE 1960'S. IT HAS AN EXTENDED FLAT ROUND BLACK DIAL WITH MATCHING DIAL FEET, AGED OUTLINED LUMED NUMERALS & A WHITE CHAPTER RING.  IT IS FACTORY SIGNED 4 TIMES.  IT HAS A NON-DATE ZODIAC 17J 70-72 HACKING AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT. THIS WATCH WAS MADE CREATED BEGAN BETWEEN 1967 THROUGH 1969.

 

UNDERSTANDING THE WOLF AND THE LAIR

TO BETTER UNDERSTAND WHAT I AM TEACHING YOU I HAVE PLACED A CHART BELOW. THIS CHART HAS EVERY AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT EVER MADE BY ZODIAC IN THE SIXTIES AND SEVENTIES. ONLY ONE, THAT IS RIGHT, ONLY ONE, IS A NON-DATE/NON-CALENDER MODEL.  AND THAT ONE IS THE FAMOUS  70-71 17 JEWELED HACKING NON-DATE VERSION PRODUCED BY ZODIAC AND PURCHASED BY LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF CLIENTS WORLD WIDE AND, MOST IMPORTANTLY, USA G.I.S AND DIVERS DURING THE VIETNAM WAR.

 

THE INTRODUCTION OF THE NEWEST GUY ON THE BLOCK

IN 1965, ZODIAC WAS SET TO INTRODUCE THE ZODIAC 70 (70-71) AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT;  A GROUND BREAKING 21 TO 25 JEWEL, NON HACKING  AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT DEVELOPED BY ZODIAC WITH THE COLLABORATION OF DOXA, EBERHARD, FAVRE-LEUBA, AND GIRARD PERREGAUX.

BUT SOMETHING HAPPENED ALONG THE WAY THAT MADE ZODIAC PRODUCE A 17 JEWEL MODEL WITH A MILITARY HACKING AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT. THAT HAPPENING WAS THE VIETNAM WAR.

NOTE: HACKING MEANS WHEN YOU PULL  THE   CROWN OUT THE SECONDS HAND STOPS. LIKE A MODERN DAY QUARTZ. THIS FEATURE BACK IN THE DAY WAS IMPORTANT. USED ON WATCHES LIKE THE A-11 US PILOTS WATCH, YOU COULD SET YOUR TIME ["ZULU"] WITHIN A GROUP SO ALL WATCHES WERE ON THE EXACT PRCISE TIME. IN VIETNAM, MISSIONS WERE COORDINATED WITH HACKING WATCHES. THE ZODIAC WAS A BELOVED WATCH TO MANY GI'S.

 

THE SEA WOLF GOES FROM MANUAL TO AUTOMATIC..
AND THEN SOME

AFTER PRODUCING WATCHES FOR US NAVY SEALS IN THE LATE FIFTIES TO EARLY SIXTIES, AND REALIZING THAT UNCLE SAM WAS ACTIVELY INVESTING IN MILITARY WATCHES FOR VIETNAM, AND, KNOWING THAT DIVING WATCHES WERE THE RAGE OF THE WATCH  INDUSTRY,  ZODIAC PRODUCED A NON DATE, MILITARY HACKING, 17 JEWEL MOVEMENT AND PLACED IT IN A DIVERS CASE WITH AN AWESOME ILLUMINATED DIAL. THEY TITLED THIS WATCH THE AUTOMATIC SEA WOLF

HOW TO DATE YOUR ZODIAC AUTOMATIC .

NOW, TO DEMONSTRATE HOW TO DATE YOUR ZODIAC , BELOW ARE THE ZODIAC CAIBRE IN ORDER OF INTRODUCTION. THE EARLIEST IS THE ZODIAC 70. IT IS ALSO THE ONLY ONE WITHOUT A DATE. THE NON-DATE VERSIONS JUST ABOUT DISAPPEARED BY 1970.  NOW, I AM SURE ZODIAC MADE EXCEPTIONS BY UTILIZING THE 70-71 IN MODELS AFTER 1970, BUT FOR ALL PURPOSES THE SEA WOLF HAD CHANGED  --THOUGH THETY REMAINED A WONDERFUL WATCH, THE OLDER NON DATERS JUST HAPPEN TO BE THE BEST COLLECTABLES.

NOTE: SOME MINOR LEE WAY WAY COULD OCCUR IF EVIDENSE IS DISCOVERED THAT IS CONTRARY TO OUR CHART. WE ARE CERTAIN OF THE TIME LINE OF THE NON-DATE AND FIRST DATER, AND OF THE NEXT TWO DATERS WITHIN A YEAR EITHER WAY..

Zodiac 70
70-72
Features
automatic
sweep second
21/25 jewels
1965 >
HACKING 17J 67-69
Zodiac 72
Features
automatic sweep second
date: set by changing 21-24h
21 jewels
1969
Zodiac 72B
Features
automatic sweep second
date: quickset by repeated pushing the crown hack feature
21 JEWELS
1971
Zodiac 74
Features
automatic sweep second
day: set by pusher at 10h
date hand: set by pusher at 4hmonth: set by pusher at 2h
moon phase: set by pusher at 8h 21 jewels 1972
Zodiac 76
Features
automatic sweep second
day date: set by changing 21-24h
21 jewels
1972
Zodiac 76B
Features
automatic sweep second
day date: quickset by repeated pushing the
crown hack feature
21 jewels 1973:
Zodiac 78
Features
automatic sweep second
date: set by changing 21-24h
hack feature
17/21 jewels
1973:
Zodiac 86
Features
automatic sweep second
day date: quickset by repeated pushing the crown
hack feature
17/21 jewels 1975
Zodiac 88
Features
automatic sweep second
date: quickset by repeated pushing the crown
hack feature
17/21 jewels 1975:
Zodiac 88D
Features
automatic sweep second
date: quickset by repeated pushing the crown
hack feature
17/21 jewels 1975:
Zodiac 95 (AS 5008)
Features
automatic alarm
sweep second
day: quickset, 2 languages
date: quicksethack feature
17 jewels 1973-1977
 

 

TIME FOR TIME

IT TOOK 14 HOURS TO PUT THIS BABY TOGETHER AND REQUIRED PARTS FROM THREE 70-72 ZODIAC AUTOMATIC MOVEMENTS TO GET THE ORIGINAL 70-72 ZODIAC RIGHT.

70-72 BALANCE WAS REPLACED W/70-72 BALANCE
70-72 ROTOR WAS REPLACED W/70-72 ROTOR
70-72 MAIN SPRING BARREL WAS REPLACED W/70-72 MB

RESTORATION
HAVING *RESTORED MANY ZODIAC MILITARY STYLE AND ERA WATCHES, ESPECIALY THE SEA WOLF, I HAVE LEARNED THAT NON-DATE HACKING MODELS ARE DEFINITEVLY FROM LATE  1960'S.  THUS WE DATE THE ZODIAC BY VERSION OF MOVEMENT, WHETHER IT HACKS OR NOT, IF IT HAS A DATE WINDOW OR NOT ABD BY THE DIAL. BUT IN THIS CASE THIS IS THE FIRST DIAL WE HAVE COME ACROSS AND BY LUCK OF THE DRAW IT WAS IN THE BOOK ABOVE. THUS WITH EVERY ITEM CHECKED, AND THEN USING THE BOOK, WE ARE SATISFIED THAT ALL IS CORRECT.

RESTORATION MEANS TO REPAIR OVERHAUL AND COMPLETE A WATCH TO BE AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE TO THE ORIGINAL CONDITION. THIS MAY INCLUDE CASES RESTORING, WELDING, PLATING, ELECTRO FILLING, DIAL RESTORATION, RE-ILLUMINATING THE DIAL, HANDS, NUMERALS, REPLACING SEALS AND THEN OFFERING A WARRANTY AND FREE APPRAISAL. SOME DIE HARDS WOULD RATHER HAVE ORIGINAL DIAL, AND THAT IS COOL, AND IF A DIAL IS IN GREAT CONDITION, WE WILL LEAVE AS IS WAS. BUT CHANCES OF RESELLING YOUR VINTAGE WATCH IS BETTER IF IT IS FULLY RESTORED. IN SOME CASES I WILL DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT. LIKE PAINTING THE LUME TRIANGLE OF A ZODIAC BEZEL RED.

" IS IT MILITARY ".

A- UNTIL WE INVESTED IN THE REFERENCE BOOK BELOW, WHICH HAS   HAS BEEN 100% PERFECT AND TRUE AS TO ALL OTHER WATCHES ON ITS APP. 130 PAGES, WE HAD NEVER VIEWED A ZODIAC WITH BROAD ARROW AND RAISED LUME DIAL.

B- THOUGH THIS GENUINE ZODIAC DOES NOT HAVE MARKINGS ON T'S CASE BACK,  MANY BRITISH AND AMERICAM MILITARY WATCHES DID NOT HAVE THEM. EVEN WHEN BOOKS AND THOSE ON THE MARKET SHOW THEM. THUS WE CONSIDER THIS GENUINE ZODIAC TO BE A MILITARY BASED WATCH.

C- THOUGH MOST BULOVA, ELGIN AND OTHER USA WWII A-II & A-8 HACKING MILITARY WATCHES & VIETNAM ERA GOVERMENT ISSUED WATCHES HAD CASE BACK DETAILS, MANY IDENTICAL, GENUINE  MILITARY ISSED WERE PRODUCED   WITH OUT ANY DETAILS.

D- THEN THERE ARE THE UNMARKED VERSIONS, THAT ARE PROTOTYPES, EXCESS PRODUCTION RUNS, AND THOSE PRODUCED FOR PX AND RETAIL SALES..

E- "BROAD ARROW ON DIALS" ARE IN MOST CASES PLACED ON THE DIAL BY THE MANUFACTURER WHEN THE DIAL WAS PRODUCED

E- CASE BACK DETAILS ARE STAMPED OR CUT INTO CASE BACKS WHEN THE CASE BACKS ARE PRODUCED AND/OR BY PROCUREMENT OR OTHER GOVERMENT DEPARTMENTS.

LOOK AT A G.S.T.P. STAMPED BRITISH WATCH. IN MANY CASES THERE ARE NUMBERS CROSSES OUT AND NEW ONES STAMPED. YOU CAN SEE THAT MANY DO NOT MATCH WHAT A STAMPING MACINE WOULD PRODUCE. GERMAN DH566765H WATCHES CASE BACKS WERE STAMPED BY THE GERMAN ARMY-AFTER THEY RECEIVED THE WATCH.

I PROVIDE GREAT WATCHES TO MY PATRONS AND STRIVE TO OFFER ONLY THE BEST. I ALSO WARRANTY AND OFFER FREE APPRAISAL ON ALL MY TIME PIECES. IN ADDITION, YOU CAN BE SURE THAT I PERFORM MY WORKS WITH PRIDE. I AM AVAILABLE JUST ABOUT EVERY DAY. IF YOU CALL OR EMAIL AND I AM NOT AVAILABLE BE ASSURED I WILL GET BACK WITH YOU ASAP. . I HOPE THAT YOU HAVE ENJOYED THE HISTORY ABOVE. VINTAGE ZODIAC IS AN AWESOME BRAND.

ROCK


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ABOVE ARE PHOTOS FROM THE
JAPANESE
WORLD MILITARY WATCH BOOK

PAGE 111-112
UNITED KINGDOM
MILITARY WATCHES

ZODIAC LATE
1960'S

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THIS IS A ZODIAC WITH NO DATE
IT HAS A MATTE BLACK COLOR

EXTENDED FLAT ZODIAC DIAL
WITH
ORIGINAL SCREW DOWN FEET
THAT MATCH TO THE
ZODIAC
70-72
HACKING MOVEMENT
WITH

WHITE OUTLINED
LUMED MARKERS
AND
DIVER HANDS

NOTE: CASE STYLE IS SIMILAR TO THE
ZODIAC SST 3600 & OLYMPOS BELOW

 

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ABOVE IS ARE TWO PICS OF THE CASE STYLE

SIGNED [LEFT] ZODIAC SST 36000
&
SIGNED [RIGHT] ZODIAC OLYMPOS

HERE IS A FORUM ENTRY OF AN INDIVIDUAL
WHO PURCHASED AN OLYMPOS IN THE 1960S

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THE
SIGNED
ZODIAC
BROAD ARROW
AUTOMATIC

IN SCRIPT
SWISS

HAS
RESTORED WHITE OUTLINED
RAISED LUME NUMERALS
AND A
WHITE BUTLER RING

 RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA

HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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THE HANDS ARE RESTORED DIVE STYLE HANDS

THE SECONDS HAND WAS MISSING
WE REPLACED IT WITH A SIMILAR WHITE SECONDS

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DIAL RESTORED
AND
  RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA

HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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PIC TAKEN BEFORE RESTORE

1- THIS IS A SIGNED 4 TIMES ZODIAC
2- THIS IS A ZODIAC WITH 70-72 HACKING AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT
3- THIS IS THE SAME AS THE SEA WOLF & DATES THE SAME

1967-1969

THE SIGNING IS PERFECT ZODIAC FACTORY INSCRIBED

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WATER AND SHOCKRESISTANT
ZODIAC SCALES
AUTOMATIC-ANTIMAGNETIC
ZODIAC
LOGO


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STEEL CASE IS IN AWESOME CONDITION

THE LINES ON THIS BEAUTY
ARE  FANTASTIC

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THE STRAP MATCHES
THE ORIGINAL
BLACK LEATHER
WITH
WHITE STITCHING STRAP

EXCEPT
THIS ONE IS
SUPER HEAVY DUTY

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ALL STEEL CASE
IS IN
EXCELLENT CONDITION


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ROCK DECIDED TO ADD
THE SAME STRAP HE WEARS
RUGGED
YET
STUNNING
WITH
DEPLOYMENT
WHICH PROVIDE STRAPS LONG LIFE
NOTICE THE OVER STITCHING
AT LUGS


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THE TOP GRAIN HIDE IS THE BEST

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DUAL HAND STITCHED
KEEPERS

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NYLON STITCHING ASSURES LONG LIFE


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ADD A
DUAL PUSH BUTTON
DEPLOYMENT
IN
STAINLESS STEEL

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A NOTE WE HAVE AN ORIGINAL CROWN
THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN WITH THE
BENRUS CROWN THAT WAS ON THE WATCH
WHEN WE INVESTED IN IT.
IT WILL BE DELIVERED WITH
THE NOS CROWN ATTACHED


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CASE BACK
IS APPROPIATELY SIGNED

Zodiac Ltd
ACIER
INOXYDABLE
722-923


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THIS IS ONE OF 109 NON-DATE
VIETNAM ERA SEA WOLF'S THAT ROCK HAS RESTORED
NOTE THE SAME MOVEMENT

DATED
1967/69

THIS IS THE
70-72
NON DATE
1967/1969

HACKING
AUTOMATIC
ZODIAC MOVEMENT

AND A
MILITARY PX VERSION
SEA WOLF

ca. 1967-69 70-72
Zodiac Ltd
Swiss
17 Jewels
Incabloc

NOTE: ZODIAC PRODUCED THE 70-72 IN
21 & 25 JEWEL MODELS IN THE EARLY 1970'S

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PICTURES TAKEN BEFORE RESTORATION

family:
21600 A/h:
61: manual wind
68: manual wind, date 
70: automatic  21/25 jewels >
EARLY NON DATE 70-72 MODELS WERE PRODUCED WITH 17 JEWELS & A MILITARY  HACKING FEATURE - THE VIETNAM WAR AND THE ZODIAC SEA WOLF WERE A MAJOR CAUSE AND REASON.
72: automatic, date 21 jewels
74: automatic, calendar
75: automatic, 24h display, date
76: automatic, day, date
36000 A/h:
78: automatic, date
86: automatic, day, quickset date
88: automatic, quickset date
suffix A: enhanced precision regulator
suffix B: quickset date
suffix D: high hand fittings for Astrographic models (mysterious display) only know variants listed

NOTE: NUMBERS 61-76 DO NOT DENOTE DATE OF INTRODUCTION

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PICTURE AFTER RESTORATION

ZODIAC
70-72

Calibre is based on the manual wind calibre AS 1687/1688.
The automatic mechanism is a joint development of Doxa, Eberhard, Favre-Leuba, Girard-Perregaux, and Zodiac.

Features
automatic
sweep second

&
hack feature

Data
11.5''', Dm= 25.6mm
H= 4.8mm
17 jewels
f = 21600 A/h
power reserve 40h


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CONDITION
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WATCH WINDS SETS KEEPS TIME AND HACKS
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UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE all watches offered by GSW have been SERVICED. Some required REPAIR AND RESTORATION! Normal Servicing of Mechanical Watches by an EXPERT PROFESSIONAL will run between $180.00 to 580.00, depending on the complication of the movement and that is WITHOUT parts that may be required. SERVICING means DISASSEMBLING THE ENTIRE WATCH AND MOVEMENT, CLEANING SAME, OILING, LUBING AND REASSEMBLING, timing and Sealing. RESTORATION is a separate service from SERVICING and may include CRYSTAL, DIAL, HANDS, CASE, LUGS and BAND. So, WHEN YOU VIEW VINTAGE AND CLASSIC WATCHES OFFERED BY OTHER VENDORS/DEALERS, the question is: WAS THE WATCH SERVICED?


All watches, from mechanical to quartz devices, require periodic cleaning and inspection. GSW provides both cleaning and repair services with our main specialty that of restoring and repairing classic & vintage watches. GSW has established parts accounts with the oldest watch parts houses in the world as well as a network of watch dealers and repair centers around the world. GSW also provides dial restoration services. In addition to servicing new, vintage & classic watches, we also service high grade wristwatches. Think of your watch as you would a fine automobile, it is worth maintaining as it will increase your pleasure of ownership and also enhance the resale or trade-in value. If you plan on passing your watch on to the next generation, skilled periodic maintenance will be greatly appreciated in the future. Visit our studio gallery online for info on restoring or repairing your watch and call for 50% discounts from our advertised pricing!  

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