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ABOVE SOME OF ROCK'S PAST DIVE RESTORATIONS
THE ABOVE ADVERT INFORMS IT'S READERS TO VISIT THE ZODIAC EXHIBITION IN THE SWISS WATCH PAVILION AT THE NEW YORK WORLDS FAIR. THIS WAS IN 1964 IN FLUSHING QUEENS NY. I WAS THERE. I ACTUALLY VISITED THE PAVILION. IT WAS FREE. IF YOU READ MY BOOK, YOU WOULD READ HOW WE WENT TO 14 FREE EXHIBITS THE WATCH PAVILION, GENERAL ELECTRIC AND THE IBM EXHIBITS WERE THE BEST AND THE AMPHIBIAN CAR THAT WENT INTO WATER MADE IT A GREAT EXPERIENCE; ESPECIALLY FOR MY BROTHER AND I WHO WERE JUST KIDS BEGINNING A JOURNEY [RUNNING AWAY].
IN ADDITION TO A NEAR MINT CASE, CASE BACK, ABSOLUTE ORIGINAL DIAL [WITH ONLY NEW ILLUMINATION WAS ADDED] AND...
.... OUTSIDE OF THE ZODIAC SEA WOLF I PURCHASED WHILE IN THE SERVICE DURING THE NAM, THE BEZEL IS THE FIRST I HAVE EVER HELD THAT IS AS ORIGINAL TO 1964 - 1966 AS YOU COULD EVER SEE OR OWN!
OUTSIDE OF ILLUMINATING THE TRIANGLE AT "60", IT WAS NOT TOUCHED. THIS IS A BRASS BEZEL WITH THE AGED BUT ORIGINAL FACTORY FINISH.
WE DID NOTHING AT ALL. NOT EVEN POLISH, THE BLACK INLAY IS ALSO ORIGINAL!
HOW ABOUT ANOTHER GRANDDADDY VIETNAM ERA ZODIAC SEA WOLF *NON-DATE WORLD FAIR VERSION? THE FIRST THAT WENT TO VIETNAM ?
IT WAS THE BIG SEND OFF AT THE NY WORLDS FAIR IN 1964 THAT BOOSTED THE ZODIAC SEA WOLF BRAND AND PROMOTED THE STATEMENTS OF ITS DESIGN, RELIABILITY, RUGGEDNESS, DEPENDABILITY AND PRICE OF 100.00.
FROM THE WORLDS FAIR TO US GOVERNMENT MILITARY PX/BX INSTALLATIONS, THE MARKETING COMMOTION WAS A SUCCESS AND IT SOON CONVINCED MANY US SOLDIERS, INCLUDING ARMY ***GREEN BERET, PILOTS, NAVY SEALS AND MEMBERS OF UNDERWATER DEMOLITION TEAMS, THAT THE SEA WOLF WAS NOT A PAMPERED TIME PIECE.
YET IT WAS GREEN BERET "ADVISORS", COVERT OPERATIVES AND SUPPORT TROOPS OF THE EARLY 1960'S WHO WOULD PROVE THE RUGGED REPUTATION OF THE ZODIAC SEA WOLF IN THE JUNGLES AND WATERWAYS OF VIETNAM AND MAKE THE SEA WOLF POPULAR AMONG THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF TROOPS THAT BEGAN ARRIVING IN 1965.
THOUGH THE UNITED STATES ACTIVELY ASSISTED THE FRENCH FROM 1945 TO 1955, AND HAD ADVISORS AND AIR FORCE PERSONAL ACTIVELY INVOLVED, THE US VIETNAM CONFLICT DATES FROM 1959 TO APRIL 30, 1975.
DURING THE KENNEDY PRESIDENCY, THE GREEN BERET ORGANIZATION WAS FORMED AND ADVISERS WERE SENT TO ASSIST THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE. THESE "ADVISERS" ACTUALLY FOUGHT ALONG SIDE SOUTH VIETNAMESE SOLDIERS.
IN 1964, THE NORTH VIETNAMESE ALLEGEDLY FIRED UPON TWO US SHIPS IN THE GULF OF TONKIN. IN RESPONSE TO THE GULF OF TONKIN INCIDENT OF AUGUST 2 & 4 1964, PRESIDENT JOHNSON ESCALATED THE VIETNAM SUPPORT MISSION TO A CONFLICT BY SENDING U.S. GROUND TROOPS TO VIETNAM. IT TOOK 6 MONTHS FOR RESOLUTIONS TO PASS AND THE U.S. MILITARY TO RESPOND.
ON MARCH 8, 1965, THE FIRST US TROOPS
ARRIVED IN VIETNAM. 3500 U.S. MARINES LANDED NEAR DA NANG.
*** "In order to establish the best hermetic seal possible for the Sea Wolf, the engineers created a special back for the casing, a longer stem sleeve, several new types of gaskets, and a rounded crystal sealed in plastic. Throw in radium/tritium hands and markers for greater visibility and you've have a diving watch used by amateurs and professionals, including military members such as the Underwater Demolition Team and US Navy SEALs."
THE TRIANGULAR 6-9 & 12 MARKERS
THE CENTERS OF THE HOUR MARKERS
HOW DO YOU KNOW THE PAINT IS ORIGINAL SEE THE PURPLE AND BLUE COLORS? THIS IS WHAT OCCURS TO BLACK DIAL PAINT AFTER DECADES. IF YOU SHOOT A PIC AT THE RIGHT ANGLE YOU SEE PURPLE COLORS LIKE MINI RAINBOWS IN THE FINISH. IT IS NOT VISIBLE UNLESS YOU LOOK AT CERTAIN ANGLES WITH LIGHT.
THE MOVEMENT REQUIRED HELP
ALL PARTS ARE ORIGINAL ON THIS
ZODIAN SEA WOLF
NOTE THERE IS NO BRASSING!
HANDS ARE ALSO ORIGINAL
AFTER STRIP AND CLEAN
AS CLOSE TO ORIGINAL
A NEW CRYSTAL
A MILITARY GREE NYLON G-18 NYLON
STRAP WAS USED
THE ONLY ITEM NOT WORKED ON IS THE CROWN. I TRIED SEVERAL ZODIAC SEA WOLF CROWNS BUT NONE FIT THIS EARLIER CASE STEM TUBE. THE ONE ON THE WATCH HAS AN ZODIAC IMPRINT . IT FITS ALL THE WAY ONTO TUBE. BUT I HAD TO REPLACE THE STEM WITH ORIGINAL ZODIAC STEM AND I DO NOT WANT TO CUT IT DOWN TO ALLOW THIS CROWN TO FULLY SEATBECAUSE THE RIGHT CROWN WILL APPEAR AND REQUIRE THE LONGER STEM. IF WE CUT STEM THEN CROWN MAY NOT FIT.
A NOTE: I AM NT DROPPING PRICE DUE TO CROWN. BUT WILL INSTALL A CROWN IF FOUND. THIS CROWN OPERATES PERFECTLY.
EVEN CLOSE UPS ARE AWESOME
READY TO WEAR AND BRAG
HANDS BEING ILLUMINATED
ALWAYS TAKES A LOT OF WORK TO
WATER - TESTED
20 ATM ESPECIALLY
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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!