1960s Zodiac Sea Wolf (Ref. 722-946B)
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 include 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. The Sea Wolf was also an early adopter of a quick set date complication, through utilizing a button within the crown to quickly change the date.
|2pc Handmade Leather Strap
The excellent case appears to have been very lightly polished in the past, showing some light signs of use. The light blue and fluorescent orange bakelite bezel is in exceptional condition, only showing light signs of use without cracking or chipping. The crown is a replacement put on the watch previous to our acquisition. The original case back engravings remain crisp and in excellent condition. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The original glossy black dial with yellow outer minute track and silver text is in near flawless condition. The tritium lume plots have aged to a nice light green coloration which is common for Zodiac watches of this era, under U.V. light inspection the lume plots show no degradation. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly showing no lume loss or degradation.
None. The watch was recently serviced, back by our 1-year warranty of accurate timekeeping.