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Date/Report Number:.091214:VTNMILZSW" Item:  1969 PX/R&R ZODIAC SEA WOLF
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Description of item:  ORIGINAL VINTAGE RESTORED & OVERHAULED ALL FEATURES WORKING EXCELLENT CONDITION VINTAGE VIETNAM ERA 1969 PX/R&R ZODIAC SEA WOLF DATER ALL STEEL HACKING AUTOMATIC BLACK DIAL WITH DATE DIRECTLY FROM VIETNAM WITH 70/72 17 JEWEL HACK SET SHOCK PROTECTED MANUAL WIND & AUTOMATIC ZODIAC MOVEMENT.

Condition is fine to mint.
Estimated Retail Replacement Value 
$789.00


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RESTORED & OVERHAULED
ALL FEATURES WORKING
EXCELLENT CONDITION
VINTAGE
VIETNAM ERA

1969
PX/R&R
ZODIAC
SEA WOLF
ALL STEEL
HACKING AUTOMATIC
BLACK DIAL
WITH DATE
DIRECTLY FROM VIETNAM

WITH

70/72
17 JEWEL
HACK SET
SHOCK PROTECTED
MANUAL WIND
&
AUTOMATIC
ZODIAC MOVEMENT

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WITH
G-18 NATO BALLISTIC NYLON STRAP
W/KEEPERS

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35x45
mm
W/O
CROWN


 
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1969 70-72 DATER VIETNAM MILITARY PX / R&R
HACKING ISSUE ZODIAC SEA WOLF

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THE MODERN SEA WOLF WAS INTRODUCED IN 1964 AT THE WORLDS FAIR
ROCK WENT TO THE FAIR AND ACTUALLY TOURED ALL THE FREE EXHIBITS
INCLUDING THE ZODIAC EXHIBIT THOUGH HE WAS OT IMPRESSED AT THE TIME.. LOL

IT WAS THE BIG SEND OFF AT THE NY WORLDS FAIR IN 1964 THAT BOOSTED THE ZODIAC SEA WOLF
BRAND AND PROMOTED THE STATEMENTS OF ITS DESIGN, RELIABILITY, RUGGEDNESS, DEPENDABILITY AND PRICE OF 100+.

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South Vietnamese troops in action near Tan Son Nhut Air Base

FROM THE WORLDS FAIR TO US GOVERNMENT MILITARY PX/BX INSTALLATIONS,  THE MARKETING
COMMOTION WAS A SUCCESS AND IT SOON CONVINCED MANY US SOLDIERS, INCLUDING ARMY
**GREEN BERET, PILOTS, NAVY SEALS AND MEMBERS OF UNDERWATER DEMOLITION TEAMS, THAT
THE SEA WOLF WAS NOT A PAMPERED TIME PIECE.

 

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VIET-CONG W/ NEW AK47 & US FIELD RADIOS
PIC FREE SOURCE WIKIPEDIA

YET IT WAS GREEN BERET "ADVISORS", COVERT OPERATIVES AND SUPPORT TROOPS OF THE EARLY
1960'S WHO WOULD PROVE THE RUGGED REPUTATION OF THE ZODIAC SEA WOLF IN THE JUNGLES
AND WATERWAYS OF VIETNAM AND MAKE THE SEA WOLF POPULAR AMONG THE HUNDREDS OF
THOUSANDS OF TROOPS THAT BEGAN ARRIVING IN 1965.

THOUGH THE UNITED STATES ACTIVELY ASSISTED THE FRENCH FROM 1945 TO 1955, AND
HAD ADVISERS AND AIR FORCE PERSONAL ACTIVELY INVOLVED,  THE US VIETNAM
CONFLICT DATES FROM 1959 TO APRIL 30, 1975. 

DURING THE KENNEDY PRESIDENCY, THE GREEN BERET ORGANIZATION WAS FORMED AND
ADVISERS WERE SENT TO ASSIST THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE. THESE "ADVISERS" ACTUALLY
FOUGHT ALONG SIDE SOUTH VIETNAMESE SOLDIERS.

 

IN 1964, THE NORTH VIETNAMESE ALLEGEDLY FIRED UPON TWO US SHIPS IN THE GULF OF
TONKIN. IN RESPONSE TO THE GULF OF TONKIN INCIDENT OF AUGUST 2 & 4 1964, PRESIDENT
JOHNSON ESCALATED THE VIETNAM SUPPORT MISSION TO A CONFLICT BY SENDING U.S
. GROUND TROOPS TO VIETNAM. IT TOOK 6 MONTHS FOR RESOLUTIONS TO PASS AND THE
U.S. MILITARY TO RESPOND.

ON MARCH 8, 1965, THE FIRST US TROOPS ARRIVED IN
VIETNAM. 3500 U.S. MARINES LANDED NEAR DA NANG.

 

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THOUGH THE HISTORY OF THIS ZODIAC
PROVES IN-COUNTRY WEAR
AS IN VIETNAM IN
1968 AND 1969
IT WAS SERVICED IN SAIGON

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 CROWN SIGNED

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 STEEL FINISH PERFECT

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A  VIETNAM ERA HACKING ZODIAC SEA WOLF   DATER IN STAINLESS STEEL .

THE 1969 ZODIAC SEA WOLF WAS AVAILABLE AT MILITARY PX AND ON R&R IN 7 COUNTRIES.
THE ZODIAC SEA WOLF WAS UTILIZED BY MANY US, AUSTRALIAN AND KOREAN SOLDIERS;
INCLUDING NAVY SEALS AND MEMBERS OF USA UNDERWATER DEMOLITION TEAMS AS
WELL AS PILOTS AND GROUND TROOPS.

IN FACT, MUCH OF THE RUGGED REPUTATION OF THE SEA WOLF BY
ZODIAC WAS AWARDED BY ITS POPULARITY AMONG US TROOPS
IN THE VIETNAM WAR.   ITS RUGGEDNESS, DEPENDABILITY AND PRICE MADE IS A TOP CHOICE.
THE SEA WOLD WAS NOT A PAMPERED TIME PIECE.. ON THE CONTRARY..
IT IS THE FACT OF ITS DESIGN AND RELIABILITY THAT WON THE SEA WOLF POPULARITY.

ZODIAC

"In order to establish the best hermetic seal possible for the Sea Wolf, the engineers created a special back for the casing,
a longer stem sleeve, several new types of gaskets, and a rounded crystal sealed in plastic.    Throw in radium hands &
dial for greater visibility and you've have a diving watch used by amateurs and professionals, including military members
such as the Underwater Demolition Team and US Navy SEALs."

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AGED ZODIAC SEA WOLF RESTORED
REQUIRES ONE MORE CYCLE
THEN BUFFING BY HAND

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NOTE IT SAYS:
" WHITE OR BLACK RADIUM  DIAL, SWEEP HAND"
LATER MODELS HAD TRITIUM DIALS
THIS ZODIAC SEA WOLF WAS  KEPT AS CLOSE TO ORIGINAL
AS POSSIBLE

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 DURING THE VIETNAM WAR, WIDE LEATHER “CUFF” BAND WATCH STRAPS WERE POPULAR.
WHILE IT ALL BEGAN WITH THE 1960'S HIPPIE AND BIKER GENERATION, IT SOON WENT  
“GRUNT” IN A BIG WAY. EVEN US GOV ISSUED WATCHES FOUND THEMSELVES ON LEATHER CUFF
STRAPS. THE VIETNAM WAR WAS ONE OF INDIVIDUALITY RATHER THAN TEAM EFFORT. THE
PLATOON RULED MORE THAN THE DIVISION. UNLIKE ANY WAR BEFORE OR AFTER, “THINGS”
CIVILIAN WORKED THEIR WAY INTO THE FIELD. WHILE AT HEADQUARTERS MEN AND WOMAN
WERE SHIP-SHAPE, BACK IN THE HILLS, SAND DUNES. FIELDS AND JUNGLES THE INDIVIDUAL
SOLDIERS EMPHASIZED THEIR OWN “SELVES” THROUGH OBJECTS. THUS THE WATCH AND
STRAP BECAME ONE WAY OF SHOWING ONCES BACK IN THE WORLD PERSONA. 

THIS OFFER INCLUDES A VIETNAM ERA TIME PIECE THAT SPORTS A PX/R&R AVAILABLE
AUTOMATIC WRIST WATCH THAT WAS ONE OF, SAY, 100 THAT WERE POPULAR AMONGST
THE US, AUSSIE AND KOREAN TROOPS.  WITH THE STRAP AND WATCH THE MOST POPULAR
PRIVATE OWNED ITEM THAT A TROOPER COULD OWN, WEAR AND MAKE HIS PERSONAL
STATEMENT IN A WORLD HE HAD LITTLE CONTROL OVER, IT ALSO BECOMES OUR WAY OF
BEING PART AND PORTION WITH THIS ERA,   FOR PROOF, THESE FACTS CAN BE WITNESS
IN THE FOLLOWING MOST IMPORTANT VIETNAM WAR MOVIES:

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PLATOON
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PLATOON JOHNNY DEPP
IN THE OSCAR WINNING MOVIE PLATOON, JOHNNY DEPP, AS LERNER,
WORE THE ORIGINAL VIETNAM SERVICE WIDE LEATHER WATCH
CUFF [ABOVE  LEFT] –WHICH HE STILL OWNS AND WEARS TODAY. 

 

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PLATOON
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SEIKO 6602-8040
ALSO IN THE MOVIE PLATOON
 CHARLIE SHEEN IS ON WATCH DURING THE FIRST ACTION SCENE
WERE HE IS ON AN A AMBUSH PATROL
AND
LOOKS DOWN TO HIS SEIKO WATCH
WHILE WIPING THE CRYSTAL TRYING TO  READ THE TIME
BEFORE ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE.
WE CAN SEE THE WATCH AND SEE THAT
IT IS A STAINLESS STEEL 6602-8040
WITH WHITE DIAL AND NO DATE.

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ABOVE IS AN ACTUAL IMAGE OF VIETNAM SOLDIER
WITH  LEATHER CUFFED US GOVERNMENT
3118B BENRUS MILITARY ISSUE ON

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SEIKO 6105-8119

LIKE FATHER LIKE SON
IN THE FIRST MIND BLOWING POST VIETNAM MOVIE
[I WENT TO THE  FIRST MIAMI PREMIER]
APOCALYPSE NOW
MARTIN SHEEN
[ CHARLIE SHEEN'S OF PLATOON FAME'S FATHER!] 
WORE A 6105-8110/8119 SEIKO HACKING DIVERS WATCH.

APOCALYPSE NOW 

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FULL METAL JACKET
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BACK HOME HARDLY ANY OF MY FRIENDS OWNED A WATCH
LET ALONE WORE ONE EVERY DAY. IN FACT.
 IF YOU OWNED A WATCH, IT WAS FOR DRESS, CHURCH OR NIGHT CLUBS.
YET IN THIS POPULAR SCENE IN THE MOVIE “FULL METAL JACKET”
A VIETNAMESE PIMP IS SELLING THE REASONS WHY HIS
GIRL IS WORTH THE MONEY HE IS ASKING

WE SEE THAT NEARLY EVERY MEMBER OF THE PLATOON ARE WEARING WATCHES
ONLY ONE LOOKS GOV ISSUE

AND, ANYONE WHO WITNESSED “THE DEER HUNTER”
..CAN RECALL THE SCENE WHERE ROBERT DI NERO AND CHRISTOPHER WALKEN
PRISONERS OF WAR PULLED FROM THE BAMBOO CAGES BY THE VIET CONG
ARE BEING FORCED TO “PLAY” RUSSIAN ROULETTE
THE SCENE INCLUDES THE PILE OF “ITEMS” PLACED ON THE TABLE BY THE BETTING CONG
YOU SEE A PILE OF OF VIETNAMESE, FRENCH AND AMERICAN CASH
AS WELL AS THE GREATEST CURRENCY–  WATCHES
REMOVED FROM THE PRIOR/PREVIOUS PRISONERS WHO DIED
THE WATCHES ARE OBVIOUSLY SWISS AND AMERICAN
NOTE THE DIVE WATCHES!!!
VIETNAM DID MORE FOR THE WATCH INDUSTRY
THAN ALL THREE PRIOR US WARS PUT TOGETHER

WWI   WWII   KOREAN
WATCHES BECAME A POPULAR MUST HAVE TO 10,000 YOUNG TROOPS
CHOICES WERE AWESOME AND MANY APPEALING TO AT LEAST 75%
FROM 1964 -1978
PRICING CAME DOWN VS FEATURES WENT UP
OVERSEAS MEANT LOWER PRICES WHETHER ROLEX OR BENRUS
THAN RETAIL PRICE BACK IN THE “WORLD
” IT WAS EASY TO PICK ONE UP AT THE PX-BX ON R&R
OR FROM HUNDREDS OF VIETNAMESE VENDERS
FROM SAIGON NOOKS TO THE KHE SANH HOOKS

***
536,100 SERVED IN COUNTRY AT ANY ONE TIME
2,709,918 AMERICANS SERVED THROUGH THE 12 MONTH ROTATION
Americans served and fought in Vietnam.
3,403,100 TOTAL AMERICANS SERVED IN *SE ASIA
* SE ASIA VIETNAM LAOS CAMBODIA THAILAND PHILIPPINES


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AFTER  CLEANING
BUFFING TOP SIDE
ELECTRO CLEANING IN BETWEEN
THE BEZEL IS RESTORED ONLY TO BASIC FINISH

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CASE WITH NATO STRAP DEMONSTRATES FINISH

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ROCK INSURED THAT THE CASE IS NEAR MINT
JUST BECAUSE IT IS STEEL AND CAN
BE BUFFED USE OF FILES
WET SANDING
AND OTHER HIGHSPEED AND LOW SPEED
BUFFS WITH 7 VARIETIES OF COMPOUND?
ARE NECESSARY TO KEEP SHARP LINES
SHARP AS ABOVE
BACK OF BEZEL WERE PROPER
NO BUFFING SHOULD EVER BE BE ACCOMPLISHED
REQUIRES ONE MORE CYCLE
THEN BUFFING BY HAND

 

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THE ZODIAC HAD DEAD TRITIUM RADIUM
MARKERS & HAND WINDOWS
 
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THE DIAL WAS IN OVERALL EXCELLENT CONDITION
THE RADIUM BETWEEN THE NARROW MARKERS
IN THE TRIANGLE MARKERS WAS BURNED OUT.

 SAME DIAL ROCK CLEANED ***SILICONE TREATED AND RE-ILLUMINATED
CENTER OF MARKERS AND TRIANGLES THEN RE-PAINTED 12 6  9

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CASE BACK RESTORED

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RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT
THE RE-ILLUMINATION OF 60 TRIANGLE
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FACTORY FINISHED & SIGNED

ZODIAC LTD
LeLocle Swiss
ACIER
INOXYDABLE

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MODEL 70-72
[NOT YEAR BUT MODEL#]

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HAS SOME FINE FEATURES
IT IS A MODEL
A

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NOTE THE BALANCE
CENTER BOTTOM
W/BRASS SHOCKABSORBERS
AND
RED JEWEL
[SYNTHETIC SAPPHIRE]

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TOP END REBUILT
NOTE
BRASS AND RED JEWEL SHOCK ABSORBER
MATCHES THE ONE
UNDER WATCH MOVEMENT

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NOVEMBER 1968 - JANUARY 1969
70-72 DATER VERSION
WITH
MILITARY HACKING FEATURE
ALSO SOLD IN THE PX /BX AND IN
STORES IN R&R COUNTRIES.

ca. 1969
70-72
Zodiac Ltd
Swiss
17 Jewels
Incabloc

Features
automatic
sweep second
hacking

Data
11.5''', Dm= 25.6mm
H= 4.8mm
17 jewels
f = 21600 A/h
power reserve 40h

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REPAIRING
A
ZODIAC
OFFSET
CANNON PINION

GOOGLE GOLDSMITHWORKS ZODIAC PINION TO READ THE FULL VERSION.

THIS IS  A 1969 ZODIAC 70-72 DATE AUTOMATIC WITH OFFSET CANNON PINION
ALL SEA WOLF MODELS WITH THE HACKING 70-72 MOVEMENT 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 REPAIRED THE CANNON PINION WHICH THE PICS BELOW DESCRIBE :

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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

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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


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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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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME
HACKING FEATURE WORKS
DATE FEATURE WORKS
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