Zodiac Triple Register Chronograph

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SKU AS01864
SKU AS01864

Why We Love it

Collecting vintage watches is often like a hunt for buried treasure. The real task is wading through the maze of sometimes unfamiliar names and finding watches with real value and quality construction. Oftentimes the hunt is more fulfilling than the acquisition, because the real joy is in unearthing watches by brands that have been all but forgotten and giving them a new life on your wrist.

In 1882 a watchmaker named Ariste Calame opened a workshop in Le Locle. He enlisted the help of his son, Louis Ariste, who took over the business in 1895. By 1905 the company was known as Zodiac.

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 Calame’s intention when setting up his shop 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, until it was bought by Fossil in the 1990s.

Zodiac is perhaps best-known in today's vintage market for their chronographs. Often referred to as ”Poor Man's Heuers,” they have picked up quite a bit of traction in recent years, as collectors realize the value of these stunning and sporty watches. However, they’re perhaps undeserving of the moniker, because their solid cases and dependable movements are the same as those used by Heuer.

All they lack is the prestige—and the price tag.

This particular piece features a Valjoux 7736 chronograph movement with a gorgeous three-register “inverse panda" dial. Nearly indistinguishable to its Carrera cousins, this wonderful Zodiac is a great way to get into a vintage chronograph with Heuer loks and quality without spending a fortune for it.

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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.

Zodiac Triple Register Chronograph

Zodiac Triple Register Chronograph

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Zodiac Triple Register Chronograph

Why We Love it

Collecting vintage watches is often like a hunt for buried treasure. The real task is wading through the maze of sometimes unfamiliar names and finding watches with real value and quality construction. Oftentimes the hunt is more fulfilling than the acquisition, because the real joy is in unearthing watches by brands that have been all but forgotten and giving them a new life on your wrist.

In 1882 a watchmaker named Ariste Calame opened a workshop in Le Locle. He enlisted the help of his son, Louis Ariste, who took over the business in 1895. By 1905 the company was known as Zodiac.

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 Calame’s intention when setting up his shop 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, until it was bought by Fossil in the 1990s.

Zodiac is perhaps best-known in today's vintage market for their chronographs. Often referred to as ”Poor Man's Heuers,” they have picked up quite a bit of traction in recent years, as collectors realize the value of these stunning and sporty watches. However, they’re perhaps undeserving of the moniker, because their solid cases and dependable movements are the same as those used by Heuer.

All they lack is the prestige—and the price tag.

This particular piece features a Valjoux 7736 chronograph movement with a gorgeous three-register “inverse panda" dial. Nearly indistinguishable to its Carrera cousins, this wonderful Zodiac is a great way to get into a vintage chronograph with Heuer loks and quality without spending a fortune for it.

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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