1960s Zodiac Sea Wolf (Ref. 722-916)
When it comes to under the radar vintage watch companies, Zodiac should be one of the first brands to come to mind. Zodiac made several sports models in the 50s-60s and were direct competitors to Rolex, Blancpain, and Tudor but are often overlooked as they don't receive the same clout as the aforementioned companies. However, this is to the advantage of the collectors that enjoy the subtle, or not so subtle nuances that the Zodiac timepieces carry. The Sea Wolf was introduced first in 1953 (the same year as the Rolex Submariner) and was one of the first diving sports watches marketed for the general public and it performed really well for the brand.
Not only was the Sea Wolf offered to the general public, but it was also a popular choice within military exchanges during the late 60s and 70s. Although they were never "issued" perse the Zodiac Sea Wolf was common amongst military salvage divers and underwater demolition teams as they were seen as a reliable and also an affordable option for soldiers during this era.
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The excellent case is believed to remain unpolished with strong factory dimensions. the original bezel has a wonderful patina and remains in excellent condition, retaining its factory black enamel and the brass starting to show, the tritium plot at the 12 o'clock is missing which is common. The case retains its original Zodiac signed crown. The case back retains all of its factory markings, though faded due to wear. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The excellent matte black dial with applied Zodiac logo and silver text is simply exquisite, showing no blemishes or signs of aging. The tritium lume plots have taken on a lovely green patina, which is very common for Zodiac watches from this era and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium dauphine hands match the dial perfectly and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light.
None. The watch was recently serviced, back by our 1-year warranty of accurate timekeeping.