Zodiac SeaWolf

Regular price
$2,150
Regular price
Sale price
$2,150
REF 722-946B
Automatic
35 MM
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SKU AS07581
ref 722-946B
case size 35 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 1960s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Dive
category Vintage
bracelet Metal
lug width 18
Includes Stainless steel multi-link bracelet with signed blade clasp (correct JB Champion).
REF 722-946B
Automatic
35 MM
– Show less
SKU AS07581
ref 722-946B
case size 35 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 1960s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Dive
category Vintage
bracelet Metal
lug width 18 MM
Includes Stainless steel multi-link bracelet with signed blade clasp (correct JB Champion).

Why We Love it

The Zodiac SeaWolf is considered by many to be amongst the first purpose-built diving watches to ever be produced, alongside the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms, DOXA Sub 300 and the Rolex Submariner.

With the SeaWolf, Zodiac's approach was function-forward. These watches were built for a purpose and well used for that purpose, making an example in even decent condition surprisingly difficult to come across.

This particular example features a 35mm stainless steel case with an acrylic crystal, a shockingly clean gloss black dial with extremely well preserved and evenly aged Tritium indices and a matching handset, a signed crown, a well-preservice acrylic bezel with no visible stress fractures, and a correct JB Champion multi-link steel bracelet with a signed blade clasp. 

When compared to Fifty-Fathoms and Submariner models of the same vintage, you might say that the SeaWolf is an undervalued bargain. We agree, and are delighted to have this excellent and complete example offered for sale!

Overall Condition

The case is in good condition overall showing signs of previous polishing and honest wear from age and use. Gloss black Tritium dial with applied indices is excellent condition with evenly patinated Tritium indices and no signs of discoloration or edge wear. Matching handset shows light lume loss. Correct and authentic acrylic bezel is in very good condition with no visible fractures. Signed crown.

Brand Story

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Zodiac in its current guise produces affordable tool watches as part of the Fossil Group, who thankfully appreciate the brand’s heritage and wide appeal. However, the Swiss-founded firm is notable for one of the most important developments in modern watchmaking history: namely, the commercially available dive watch.

Though preceded chronologically by the Omega Marine of 1932, the 1953 Zodiac Sea Wolf — which debuted alongside the more famous Rolex Submariner and Blancpain Fifty Fathoms that same year — provided the benchmark for contemporary dive watch design. Slightly later, its availability at overseas PX’s (post exchanges) on American military bases entered it into Vietnam War-era horological lore.

Zodiac was well placed to present such a watch on the international market, having developed flat pocket watches in the 1920s, early automatic watches in the 1930s and power reserve complications in the 1940s. In fact, the company’s horological prowess extends all the way back to 1882, when founder Ariste Calame opened a watchmaking workshop in Le Locle, Switzerland. More complicated watches followed, including the Aerospace GMT, which featured a bi-directional, two-tone bezel and a GMT hand in the vein of its contemporary dual-time brethren from the likes of Rolex.

The company’s chronographs from the 1960s — including the wildly complicated, Valjoux-powered triple calendar — are no less notable. Available in black or white “panda” or “reverse panda” dials, many of these chronographs are more affordable alternatives to offerings from larger, blue-chip brands such as Heuer and Breitling.

Though values have increased somewhat over the past five to 10 years, vintage Zodiac remains a refuge for those interested in genuine, purpose-built tool watches developed for working professionals at prices that don’t break the bank.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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Zodiac SeaWolf

Zodiac SeaWolf

Regular price
$2,150
Regular price
Sale price
$2,150
Zodiac SeaWolf

Why We Love it

The Zodiac SeaWolf is considered by many to be amongst the first purpose-built diving watches to ever be produced, alongside the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms, DOXA Sub 300 and the Rolex Submariner.

With the SeaWolf, Zodiac's approach was function-forward. These watches were built for a purpose and well used for that purpose, making an example in even decent condition surprisingly difficult to come across.

This particular example features a 35mm stainless steel case with an acrylic crystal, a shockingly clean gloss black dial with extremely well preserved and evenly aged Tritium indices and a matching handset, a signed crown, a well-preservice acrylic bezel with no visible stress fractures, and a correct JB Champion multi-link steel bracelet with a signed blade clasp. 

When compared to Fifty-Fathoms and Submariner models of the same vintage, you might say that the SeaWolf is an undervalued bargain. We agree, and are delighted to have this excellent and complete example offered for sale!

Overall Condition

The case is in good condition overall showing signs of previous polishing and honest wear from age and use. Gloss black Tritium dial with applied indices is excellent condition with evenly patinated Tritium indices and no signs of discoloration or edge wear. Matching handset shows light lume loss. Correct and authentic acrylic bezel is in very good condition with no visible fractures. Signed crown.

Brand Story

+
Zodiac in its current guise produces affordable tool watches as part of the Fossil Group, who thankfully appreciate the brand’s heritage and wide appeal. However, the Swiss-founded firm is notable for one of the most important developments in modern watchmaking history: namely, the commercially available dive watch.

Though preceded chronologically by the Omega Marine of 1932, the 1953 Zodiac Sea Wolf — which debuted alongside the more famous Rolex Submariner and Blancpain Fifty Fathoms that same year — provided the benchmark for contemporary dive watch design. Slightly later, its availability at overseas PX’s (post exchanges) on American military bases entered it into Vietnam War-era horological lore.

Zodiac was well placed to present such a watch on the international market, having developed flat pocket watches in the 1920s, early automatic watches in the 1930s and power reserve complications in the 1940s. In fact, the company’s horological prowess extends all the way back to 1882, when founder Ariste Calame opened a watchmaking workshop in Le Locle, Switzerland. More complicated watches followed, including the Aerospace GMT, which featured a bi-directional, two-tone bezel and a GMT hand in the vein of its contemporary dual-time brethren from the likes of Rolex.

The company’s chronographs from the 1960s — including the wildly complicated, Valjoux-powered triple calendar — are no less notable. Available in black or white “panda” or “reverse panda” dials, many of these chronographs are more affordable alternatives to offerings from larger, blue-chip brands such as Heuer and Breitling.

Though values have increased somewhat over the past five to 10 years, vintage Zodiac remains a refuge for those interested in genuine, purpose-built tool watches developed for working professionals at prices that don’t break the bank.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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