1960s Zodiac Aerospace GMT (Ref. 752-934)
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 sport 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 sublte, or not so sublte nuonces that the Zodiac timepieces carry. Zodiac timepieces often feature bright color combination 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 sport watches marketed for the general public and it performed really well for the brand. Through the success of the Sea Wolf, Zodiac introduced the Aerospace GMT around 1962. The Aerospace GMT ulitlized a very similar case construction as the Sea Wolf, but took on serveral of its own variations over the years. The Aerospace GMT can been seen with a stainless steel bezel in the earlier versions and later with several bakelite bezel options including a "Pepsi" style red/blue version, a "Coke" red/black version, and a grey and black option.
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The wonderful case has been lightly polished in the past but still retains its beveled lugs, showing only light signs of use. The original grey and black bakelite bezel is classic and in exceptional condition, with very little signs of use. The case back clearly displays the factory engravings which commonly are worn off. The original Zodiac signed JB Champion bracelet is excellent as well, retaining 22 links and showing normal stretch for this bracelets style and age.
The original glossy black dial is in wonderful vintage condition, showing only light signs of aging. The tritium lume plots have taken on a nice creamy patina and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and show no lume loss or degradation when inspected under U.V. light.
None. The watch is in perfect working condition, extended service history is unknown.