1970s Zodiac Sea Wolf Day-Date (Ref. 762-966)
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 looked over 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. Zodiac timepieces often feature bright color combinations that can make any vintage watch collector swoon.
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. The second generation of Sea Wolfs includes some of the most interesting and colorful diving watches from the era, bright oranges, blues, and greens to make both highly visible and highly attractive wristwatches.
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The case remains in wonderful condition and has been previously lightly polished, showing very minimal signs of use. The original blue bakelite bezel is in overall very presentable condition, retaining its tritium triangle at the 12 o'clock position, the bezel does show some wear and age which is normal for this era or bezel. The case back retains all of its original factory markings in visibly legible condition. The catch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The original blue dial is in excellent vintage condition and shows some light marks from age that are only visible under a magnified loupe. The tritium filled lume plots have achieved a lovely creamy patina and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original paddle-style hands feature and early tritium restoration and have taken on an interesting blue coloration, which makes the watch's aesthetic nicely.
None. The watch was recently serviced, back by our 1-year warranty of accurate timekeeping.