Tropical 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.
|Bracelet||Zodiac JB Champion Bracelet|
The impressive case shows light signs of polishing and retains near-factory dimensions with minimal signs of use. The original light blue bakelite bezel is exceptionally well preserved, exhibiting no cracks or separation in the paint. The case retains its original "Zodiac" signed push-crown which operates the quickset date function. The case back retains all of its factory engravings in clear and crisp condition. The watch comes supplied on its original Zodiac signed JB champion bracelet that retains 20 links and shows normal stretch from use.
The glossy dial has achieved an incredible tropical brown patina, that is consistent throughout the entire dial. The dial itself also remains in superb condition with no blemishes or marks. The tritium lume plots and triangles have aged to a tasteful green coloration, which is common for Zodiac watches of this era, and display no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection.
None. The watch was recently serviced, back by our 1-year warranty of accurate timekeeping.