1967-68 VIETNAM HACKING ZODIAC SEA WOLF
|Date/Report Number ..09-11-2016 Item: Genuine VINTAGE 1967 - 1968 ZODIAC AUTOMATIC SEA WOLF WITH HACKING ABILITY.|
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September 11, 2016
ANOTHER ROCK N ROLL SPECIAL STRAP
THIS AWESOME ZODIAC FROIM THE VIETNAM WAR WILL HAVE AS ITS BOX
A VINTAGE GENUINE MILITARY FIRST AID KIT
SMALL & COMPACT ESPECIALLY TO BE STORED IN ONES KIT ON A MIL SHIP!
HERE SHE IS
TIME PIECE FITS PERFECT WITH PROTECTION
THE USS Oklahoma
PROTECTOR W/THREE PINS LIFTS UP TO REVEAL THE ARIZONA CALL LETTERS WWII
USS Theodore Roosevelt
John F. Kennedy
ROLLAR BUCKLES WITH FOLD OVERS
ROLLAR BUCKLES WITH FOLD OVERS
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
September 10 2016
CUSTOMIZED HANDS AND USE THE ZODIAC
HIGHER SWEEP SECONDS
AFTER CUSTOMIZE AND REAPPLICATION OF AF LUMINOVA
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~~~~!!!!!
3 SHIPS CALL LETTERS/NUMBERS ARE GOING ON STRAP
CVA67 BB37 and CVN71 WILL BE ONE THE STRAP!!
USED ONE OF THE MAINSPRINGS BELOW
KEEPING TIME FOR 6 HOURS SO FAR
MAIN SPRING CRYSTAL MOVEMENT PARTS
COULD NOT FIND A CROWN WHEEL
BUT HAVE HER ADJUSTED TO WORK
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
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
TRYING TO FIND A MAINSPRING ABOVE IS ANOTHER ORDER
FOR REGULAR HAND WIND MAINSPRING THAT I WANTED
TO REFORM INTO AN AUTOMATIC MAIN SPRING
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.
Friday May 27th 2016
SAY AWESOME OR WHAT!
DETAILS ON RESTORATION FURTHER DOWN
FROM THIS TO
Thursday May 26th 2016
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!
Updated Sat May 28th 2016
THE ADJUSTER IS KNOWN
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
ThursdayMay 26th 2016
YES THIS IS A ZODIAC CROWN
JULY 18 2016
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
see?? get it completed and discover additional problems
THIS IS A 1967/68/69 ZODIAC 70-72 NON-DATE