1970s 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 includes 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.
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The excellent case is believed to remain unpolished and retains very crisp, full, and symmetrical lugs that display very minimal signs of use. The light blue bakelite bezel is exceptionally well preserved and shows no cracks and only minor wear from use. The case retains its original Zodiac signed button crown which operates the quickset date function. The case back retains all of its original finishing and factory markings. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc rubber tropic strap.
The beautifully aged black glossy dial has achieved an attractive and consistent speckled patina throughout with no major sign of age or damage. The tritium lime plots remain in flawless original condition and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and display no degradation under U.V. light inspection.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.