Zodiac

1970s Zodiac Chronograph (Ref. 842-885) "Valjoux Cal. 7732"

$ 1,900

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.

SPECS

Stock # ZCH842885
Brand Zodiac
Style Chronograph
Model 842-885
Serial N/A
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Silver
Millimeters 38x42
Strap 2pc Handmade Leather Strap

CASE & BRACELET

The handsome and large tonneau-style case has been previously polished and exhibits honest elements of light use. The pump pushers are original to the watch, the crown appears to be an early replacement. The watch comes supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.

DIAL & HANDS

The original Grey and silver dial is in well-preserved vintage condition, exhibiting minimal elements of age. The tritium lume plots have achieved a beautiful golden patina and exhibit only minor degradation when inspected under UV light that does not affect the aesthetic of the dial. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly, under UV light inspection the minute hand features a small portion of missing lume while the hour hand remains fully intact.

ACCESSORIES 

None. The watch is in perfect working condition, extended service history is unknown.