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Why We Love It
Zodiac is a brand that few know - but those that do - really know.
The Zodiac Zodia-Chron may not have landed on the moon, completed hot laps at Daytona International Speedway or even guided Allied bomber squadrons, but it’s got all the characteristics of the watches that did, right down to the ever-reliable Valjoux 72 that powers it.
From its sleek 38mm steel case with slightly angled lugs to its clean ‘Albino Panda’ triple-register dial and fixed 'Dot-Over-90' aluminum tachymeter bezel, this chronograph easily checks the boxes. Add in subtleties like the red hash marks on the chapter ring, the slightly smaller hour register and crosshair crown, you’ve got a chronograph that punches well above its weight class.
We think that this is an underrated vintage gem, overlooked by many, but absolutely should not be by you.
Zodiac is an old brand that's enjoying new life under new ownership. Fossil, its current owners, understand the tremendous staying power of classic designs such as the Seawolf. As far as the genuine article is concerned, vintage collectors are now seeing the value of these stunning and sporty watches.
With roots going back to the late 19th century, the brand that would come to be known as Zodiac distinguished itself from its earliest days with some impressive technical feats. They produced flat pocket watches in the 1920s, some of the industry's earliest automatic watches in the 1930s, and power-reserve complications in the 1940s. As the intention of Ariste Calame when founding Zodiac was to specialize in the production of complicated movements, it’s no surprise that the lineage of technical expertise would live on throughout the brand’s history.
Stainless steel case is approximately 38mm (excluding crown and bezel). Manually-winding Valjoux 72 movement. Circa 1960s.
Overall Condition: Case is in very good condition with light wear from age and use. Luminous textured silver dial is in very good condition showing even patina to the luminescent elements and some visible oxidation. Matching handset. Signed crown.
Includes stainless steel multi-link bracelet with Zodiac-signed clasp.
Analog/Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
We back each Analog/Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states. We are happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
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