1967-68 VIETNAM HACKING ZODIAC SEA WOLF

 

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Date/Report Number …..09-11-2016 Item:  Genuine VINTAGE 1967 - 1968 ZODIAC AUTOMATIC SEA WOLF WITH HACKING ABILITY.
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VINTAGE 1967 - 1968 ZODIAC AUTOMATIC SEA WOLF WITH HACKING ABILITY. COMPLETLY RESTORED. WITH STAINLESS STEEL ZODIAC BRACELET AND CUSTOM ROCK GSW LEATHER STRAP CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF NAVAL SERVICE.

INSURANCE VALUE:  750.00
W/JUST LEATHER STRAP & "FIRST AID BOX"


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September 11, 2016

 

 ANOTHER ROCK N ROLL SPECIAL STRAP

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THIS AWESOME ZODIAC FROIM THE VIETNAM WAR WILL HAVE AS ITS BOX
A VINTAGE GENUINE MILITARY FIRST AID KIT 

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SMALL & COMPACT ESPECIALLY TO BE STORED IN ONES KIT ON A MIL SHIP!

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HERE SHE IS

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TIME PIECE FITS PERFECT WITH PROTECTION

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BB37
THE USS Oklahoma

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PROTECTOR W/THREE PINS LIFTS UP TO REVEAL THE ARIZONA CALL LETTERS WWII 

BB39
THE ARIZONA

 

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CVN71
USS Theodore Roosevelt

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CVA67
John F. Kennedy

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ROLLAR BUCKLES WITH FOLD OVERS

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ROLLAR BUCKLES WITH FOLD OVERS

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NOTE THE CROWN IS LIFTED THIS PROTECTS WATCH AND KEEPS MOISTURE
OFF THE CASE BACK AND STEM TUBE & MAKES IT EASY TO WIND & SET ON WRIST

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 September 10 2016

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CUSTOMIZED HANDS AND USE THE ZODIAC
HIGHER SWEEP SECONDS

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AFTER CUSTOMIZE AND REAPPLICATION OF AF LUMINOVA

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EVERY MAJOR PART IS THE SAME YET MUCH NEWER THANKS TO THE ZODIAC 76
NEW MAIN SPRING 50.00 CRYSTAL & RING 29.00 HOLD DOWNS N/C

DIAL RESTORED WITH LUME 100.00

PARTS WATCH 125.00
BARREL, BALANCE, PLATES, CROWN PINION, CROWN WHEEL AND CLUTCH
ALL WHEELS AND CANON PINION~~~~!!!!!   

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3 SHIPS CALL LETTERS/NUMBERS ARE GOING ON STRAP
CVA67
BB37

CVA67 BB37 and CVN71 WILL BE ONE THE STRAP!!



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 AUGUST 28 2016
USED ONE OF THE MAINSPRINGS BELOW
KEEPING TIME FOR 6 HOURS SO FAR

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 COMPLETE OVERHAUL
MAIN SPRING CRYSTAL MOVEMENT PARTS
COULD NOT FIND A CROWN WHEEL
BUT HAVE HER ADJUSTED TO WORK

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 AWESOME

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 AUGUST 28TH 2016

 

8/22/16 trying to discover mainspring that will work!
in the last year every source has dried up hoping
by peeps at OTTO FREI will come through

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MSS WA-43-50 IS THE PART LISTING
MAINSPRING IS 1.14 X .12 X 12-1/5 <<<
ORDERED ONE PLUS ANOTHER AT 9.5 INCHES <<<

THE ACTUAL LENGTH FOR SEA WOLF SHOULD BE LESS BY 2.5 INCHES
FACTORY/AFTER MARKET  UNAVAILABLE = 1.10 X .11 X 10"
ZODIAC SEA WOLF BARREL IS SMALLER THAN
SAME AUTO MOVEMENT IN OTHER MODELS

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TRYING TO FIND A MAINSPRING ABOVE IS ANOTHER ORDER
FOR REGULAR HAND WIND MAINSPRING THAT I WANTED
TO REFORM INTO AN AUTOMATIC MAIN SPRING

RESTORATION 1967/68 VIETNAM
HACKING ZODIAC SEA WOLF
ORIGINAL BRACELET AND CUFF STYLE BRACELET
WITH TOOL TO REMOVE/INSTALL EITHER STRAP OR BRACELET
4 SETS OF SPRING BARS ON ON WATCH HEAD 3 IN RTESERVE
BOX TO HOLD BRACELET STRAP AND WATCH

IN THE FALL OF 1967 A ZODIAC SEA WOLF CAME TO ME FROM THE COMMISARY ON BOARD THE US CARRIER JOHN F. KENNEDY, I WORE THIS WATCH THROUGH THICK AND THIN. MY 18 YEAR OLD GRANDSON JUST COMPLETED SEA DUTY SCHOOL AND IS ASSIGNED AS A SEAMAN APPRENTICE ABOARD THE US AIR CRAFT CARRIER THEODORE ROOSEVELT , CV-71, HIS GREAT GRAMNDFATHER SERVED ABORD THE BATTLES SHIPS ARIZONA AND OKLAHOMA. I WOULD LIKE TPO PRESENT HIM THIS WATCH AS A REMINDER OF THE NAVAL SERVICE OF HIS FORBEARS.

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Friday May 27th 2016


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Thursday May 26th 2016

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SAY AWESOME OR WHAT!

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DETAILS ON RESTORATION FURTHER DOWN

FROM THIS TO

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Thursday May 26th 2016

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NOTE THE SYNTHETIC RED CORUNDUM SAPPHIRE/RUBY “JEWEL” OR “STONE” ? THIS IS THE “CLICKER”. IT WAS PLACED TO MAKE THE SOUND YOU HEAR WHEN TURNING THE BEZEL. THE BEZELS HAS ROUND RECESSED “INDENTS” THAT WHEN MOVED ACROSS THE RED “RUBY/SAPPHIRE CAUSE A CLICKING SOUND AS THE “STONE” OR “JEWEL” CLICKS INTO THESE INDENTS. IT MADE THE BEZEL “TIGHT” BUT, BECAUSE THE “STONE” OR “JEWEL” OVER TIME WOULD WEAR OUT THOSE RIDGES, THE BEZEL WOULD “GET” LOOSE. I CAN TIGHTEN SOME BUT NOT MUCH. WHEN A ZODIAC IS SENT FOR RESTORATION THAT HAS NOT BEEN WORN AND IS IN PRISTINE CONDITION. I RECOMMEND A LIGHT GRAPHITE LUBE TO KEEP THE BEZEL FROM WEARING OUT. A LOT OF THESE HAVE THE RED SYNTHETIC “STONE” MISSING!

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Updated Sat May 28th 2016

THE ADJUSTER IS KNOWN
PROFESSIONALLY AS A REGULATOR
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Thursday May 26th 2016

THIS IS A [EXTREMELY DIRTY!!] 70-72 NON DATE 1967/1968/1969 MILITARY PX HACKING VERSION ca. 70-72 Zodiac Ltd Swiss 17 Jewels Incabloc Features automatic sweep second HACKING FINE BALANCE REGULATOR Data 11.5”’, Dm= 25.6mm H= 4.8mm 17 jewels f = 21600 A/h power reserve 40h NO DATE WHEEL SO THE BREAKAGE SUSCEPTIBLE OFF-SET CANNON PINION THAT IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE HAS BEEN READJUSTED REQUIRED NEW MAIN SPRING – BARREL – BARREL COVER AND WINDING GEAR THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE WINDING ASSEMBLY – SHE RUNS – WINDS MANUALLY AND BY AUTOMATIC ASSEMBLY AS YOU CAN SEE THE SEALS HAVE BEEN LEAKING A LONG TIME – WE HAVE LIGHT RUST PATTERN BELOW THE SEAL LINE –

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ThursdayMay 26th 2016

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clean july 21

 

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YES THIS IS A ZODIAC CROWN

JULY 18 2016

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DRYING OUT MOVEENT PARTS
AFTER CLEANING
WRONG WINDING PINION! SOMEONE WORKED ON THIS ZODIAC AND PLACED THIS WINDING PINION WITH A BRASS SPACER, WHEN TIOY WIND THE WATCH MANUALY THE CROWN SKIPS AS THE MAIN SPRING IS WOUND ONLY 25% OF THE WAY .THOUGH THE AUTO WINDER HAS
MNO PROPBLEMS.

NOTE THE WINDING PINION & CLUTCH WHEEL. IT IS THE CLUTCH WHEEL THAT WILL SKIP BECAUSE THE WIMDING PINION OS TPO THIS AND PUSHES OFF WHEN WINDING

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see?? get it completed and discover additional problems

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HAS WINDING PROBLEM LOOKING FOR A WINDING PINION

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BEFORE AFTER
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PLATING

ELECTRO CLEAN FIRST

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ELECTRO CLEAN POLISH THEN COPPER PLATE THEN NICKLE PLATE THEN BLACK INLAY

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SICON 7 CASE SEALER

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NICKLE PLATE
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FIRST COAT

PAINT INSETS

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BEAD BLASTING

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STRAP DIAL BENCH

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DIAL AND HAND RE- ILLUMINATION

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STRAP WORK CUSTOM REMAKE ORIG. STRAP DIED SOFT LEATHER FOR TIE DOWN
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KEEP THE DUST OFF IN CASE YOU LOSE GRIP SO IT LANDS ON OLD WHEEL
COVERED WITH WHEEL COTTON…

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refinished steel braclet

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NOTE ALL THE TYPES OF ZODIAC SEA WOLF
MOVEMENTS OF THEM ALL THE NON DATE 70/72 HAKE
IS THE ONE WITH HIGHEST VALUE AND MOST RUGGED AND BEST.

Zodiac 70
70-72
Features
automatic
sweep second
17/21/25 jewels
1965 >
HACKING 17J 68-72
Zodiac 72
Features
automatic sweep second
date: set by changing 21-24h
17/21 jewels
1969
Zodiac 72B
Features
automatic sweep second
date: quickset by repeated pushing the crown hack feature
17/21 JEWELS
1971
Zodiac 74
Features
automatic sweep second
day: set by pusher at 10h
date hand: set by pusher at 4hmonth: set by pusher at 2h
moon phase: set by pusher at 8h 21 jewels 1972
Zodiac 76
Features
automatic sweep second
day date: set by changing 21-24h
21 jewels
1972
Zodiac 76B
Features
automatic sweep second
day date: quickset by repeated pushing the
crown hack feature
21 jewels 1973:
Zodiac 78
Features
automatic sweep second
date: set by changing 21-24h
hack feature
17/21 jewels
1973:
Zodiac 86
Features
automatic sweep second
day date: quickset by repeated pushing the crown
hack feature
17/21 jewels 1975
Zodiac 88
Features
automatic sweep second
date: quickset by repeated pushing the crown
hack feature
17/21 jewels 1975:
Zodiac 88D
Features
automatic sweep second
date: quickset by repeated pushing the crown
hack feature
17/21 jewels 1975:
Zodiac 95 (AS 5008)
Features
automatic alarm
sweep second
day: quickset, 2 languages
date: quick set hack feature
17 jewels 1973-1977

Zodiac 70/72
AUTOMATIC SWEEP SECONDS
NON HACKING/HACKING
DIFFERENT REGULATORS
17-21 Jewels
1968/1971
VIETNAM WAR MODELS
PX/BX/R&R MODELS

THE
ZODIAC OFFSET CANNON PINION

THIS IS A 1967/68/69 ZODIAC 70-72 NON-DATE
AUTOMATIC WITH OFFSET CANNON PINION
ALL SEA WOLF MODELS HAVE AN OFFSET CANNON
PINION THAT WEARS OVER TIME — ESPECIALLY ON
DATER MODELS. SO, NOT ONLY DID WE OVERHAUL
THE MOVEMENT, WE ALSO REPLACED MAIN, AND
REPAIR THE CANNON PINION WHICH
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Thurday May 26th 2016

REPLACE THE CROWN WHEEL AND RATCHET WHEEL
REMEMBER, THE CROWN WHEEL (WITH JEWEL
OILING HOLE) SCREW TURNS TO LEFT TO TIGHTEN
THE RATCHET WHEEL TURNS RIGHT TO TIGHTEN

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REPLACE THE CROWN WHEEL
AND RATCHET WHEEL
REMEMBER, THE CROWN
WHEEL (WITH JEWEL OILING HOLE)
SCREW TURNS TO LEFT TO TIGHTEN
THE RATCHET WHEEL TURNS
RIGHT TO TIGHTEN

PLACE THE AUTO WIND
ASSEMBLY BACK ON TURN
THE ROTOR/PENDULUM/WEIGHT
LIGHTLY AS YOU PRESS DOWN
IT WILL DROP IN PLACE
PLACE TWO SCREWS AND
TIGHTEN

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