1970s Zodiac Automatic Triple Calendar Moon Phase (Ref. 742-908)
When it comes to vintage watch brands, Zodiac is definitely one of the more under-the-radar options. In the ‘50s and ‘60s, Zodiac was a highly respected challenger to brands like Rolex, Blancpain, and Tudor, mostly thanks to the iconic Sea-Wolf. And perhaps due in part to not having the same clout as some of the aforementioned brands, Zodiac was known for crafting unique and highly-functional watches at more attainable price points.
Case in point, this Zodiac ref. 742-908 Automatic Triple Calendar from the 1970s, designed to tell the wearer the day, date, and month as well as the phase of the moon. This triple calendar Zodiac is beautifully executed and certainly a conversation starter, all at a price point that is far more obtainable than anything of this nature produced by Zodiac's competitors.
|Style||Triple Calendar Moon Phase|
|Dial||Glossy Black (Moonphase)|
|Bracelet||2pc Lizard Skin Strap|
The stainless steel case is in great condition with long, straight lugs that show honest signs of use. The case retains its original unsigned crown. The case back features a scale etching and is otherwise super clean, especially considering its age. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc black lizard skin strap.
The dial is a deep, ink-black, with a fantastic mix of typography and design. The trapezoidal hour indices coincide with the date function. The day and month windows are at 11 and 1 o'clock, respectively, with the moon phase window at 6. All four hands are steel, and the date hand is tipped with a red arrow. The lume on the dial and hands has aged to a tan coloration and there is light lume degradation thoughout.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.