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.
|Model||73321 / 591 833|
|Bracelet||2pc Handmade Leather Strap|
The crisp and handsome case remains fully unpolished with light signs of honest use present. The case retains its original unsigned crown and pump pushers. The case back retains its concentric brushed finish. The watch comes supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The matte silver dial is very well preserved, showing only very minimal signs of use. The tritium lume plots all remain present and have aged to a lovely brown coloration. The original hands retain the black enamel inlay but are completely void of luminous material.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, back by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.