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 actually 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 excells at providing a stylish mid-century chronograph aesthetic.


Stock # ZSCH73321 
Brand Zodiac
Style Chronograph
Model 73321 / 591 833
Serial 23XXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial White
Millimeters 36
Bracelet 2pc Handmade Leather Strap


The classic chronograph design remains fully intact with and unpolished case, showing honest signs of use. The case retains its original unsigned crown and pump pushers. The case back features light buffing from the watch being worn on a NATO strap. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.


The matte silver dial is in wonderful vintage condition, displaying some light spots from age. The matte black sub-dials are very clean, showing no age or imperfections. The tritium lume topped markers have aged to a dark patina, and lume plots at 3 and 9 o'clock remain fully intact and exhibit a charming creamy patina. The original tritium hands have aged to match the 3 and 9 o'clock lume plots perfectly and display no degradation when inspected under U.V. light.


None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, back by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.