1960s Zodiac Chronograph (Ref. 73321) "Made By Heuer"
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. Keeping this in mind, Zodiac is one of the more undervalued Swiss timepiece companies to come from this "golden era" of sports watches. From then, Zodiac went on to produce countless other quality sport and dress models that to this day remain at an affordable price point, but still carry the colorful Zodiac charm.
Nicknamed the "poor man's Heuer Carrera" The Zodiac 73321 or 591 833 is actually a rebranded Heuer model of the same reference, and bears a close resemblance to the Carrera of the late 1960s. Heuer produced a number of chronographs for different brands, including Zodiac, and although the ref. 73321 was a more economical offering it uses the workhorse Valjoux cal. 7733 movement and excels at providing a stylish mid-century chronograph aesthetic.
|73321 / 591 833
|Black W/ Silver Sub-Dials
|2pc Handmade Leather Strap
The excellent case is in crisp overall condition showing sharp edges and minimal signs of previous wear. The case retains its original unsigned crown and pump pushers. The case back is clean showing light but expected wear. The watch comes supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The matte black dial is in exceptionally well-preserved condition, showing no notable age or damage. The silver sub-dials exhibit some gentle aging and add a handsome contrast to the dial overall. The tritium lume plots have taken on a handsome tan/brown color, under UV light inspection the 3 o'clock plot is mostly missing, however, the rest of the lume plots are fully intact with no degradation present.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.